‘Black Gold’ Driller Accused of Drunken Driving

by | April 3, 2013 at 3:47 PM | Celebrity Arrests, TV News

The "Black Gold" crew: Cheston, Brandon, Josh (Photo: truTV)

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — A Texas oilfield worker on the truTV cable network series “Black Gold” has been arrested for his alleged involvement in multiple hit-and-run accidents while driving drunk.

The Midland Reporter-Telegram reported Wednesday that 31-year-old Brandon Leigh Watson was released from jail last week after posting bond of $1,500.

He was arrested March 27 on a misdemeanor charge of driving while intoxicated, his second, and two misdemeanor charges of failure to stop and give notice after striking an unattended vehicle.

Watson is a driller on “Black Gold,” which follows rigs in West Texas.

Midland police say he was arrested after becoming argumentative and uncooperative at one of the three hit-and-run accidents in which he was allegedly involved.

Efforts to reach Watson for comment were unsuccessful.

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