Sunday, June 9, 2013 | 10:56 a.m.
Erin Brockovich-Ellis, an environmental advocate and the subject of the eponymous Academy Award-winning film, was arrested Friday on a count of boating while intoxicated on Lake Mead, wildlife officials said.
Brockovich-Ellis, 52, was booked into the Clark County Detention Center on Friday night after the Lake Mead game warden, Casen Haslem, observed her struggling to dock her boat, said Edwin Lygar, a Nevada Department of Wildlife spokesman.
Haslem conducted a field sobriety test and found Brockovich-Ellis to be over the legal limit for alcohol and arrested her, Lygar said.
The 2000 film "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts, was based on the life of Brockovich-Ellis, now a legal consultant.