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Thomas Kinkade, 'Painter of Light' arrested for alleged DUI

Thomas Kinkade, the artist who calls himself the 'Painter of Light,' was arrested Friday for alleged DUI.

Thomas Kinkade, the 'Painter of Light,' was arrested Friday for alleged DUI. Kinkade is famous for his paintings of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light.

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Authorities say California artist Thomas Kinkade spent a night in jail after being arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

California Highway Patrol officials said Monday that Kinkade was pulled over outside Carmel and arrested by a CHP officer just after 10 p.m. Friday

CHP Officer Robert Lehman says the 52-year-old Kinkade was booked into the Monterey County Jail on suspicion of misdemeanor drunken driving. He was released Saturday morning.

Kinkade is famous for his paintings of cottages, country gardens and churches in dewy morning light.

The Thomas Kinkade Co. said in a statement it was reviewing the allegation.

The company noted it wasn't speaking on behalf of the artist, and said Kinkade has been advised by his lawyer not to comment.

IN PICTURES: Thomas Kinkade

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