Sam Donaldson Arrested for DUI in Delaware: Cops

Police say the 78-year-old ABC reporter and political correspondent was pulled over on December 1 in Lewes, Delaware.

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    Veteran news anchor Sam Donaldson was arrested for DUI earlier this month, according to police.

    Police say the 78-year-old ABC reporter and political correspondent was pulled over Dec. 1 in Lewes, Del. Donaldson allegedly failed a sobriety test and was then arrested for DUI.

    Police say they took him to a nearby station where he was booked and then arrested. Donaldson was cooperative during the ordeal, according to investigators.

    An arraignment is set for Friday.

    A phone call to Donaldson's home in McLean, Va., on Wednesday was not immediately returned. McLean is about 110 miles west of Lewes.

    Donaldson was twice chief White House correspondent for ABC News, covering Presidents Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton. He also co-hosted PrimeTime Live with Diane Sawyer and the ABC News Sunday morning broadcast This Week with Sam Donaldson and Cokie Roberts.