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ABC newsman Sam Donaldson, seen preparing for a video broadcast at the Philadelphia Republican National Convention in 2000, was arrested on suspicion of DUI earlier this month. PHOTO BY TOM VAN DYKE--RNC17--

Sam Donaldson, the veteran ABC newsman and political correspondent, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence earlier this month in Delaware.

I wouldn't want to be the cop who arrests Sam Donaldson and has to listen to him bark out pointed questions while driving to the police station.

Law enforcement sources told TMZ that the 78-year-old Donaldson was pulled over on Dec. 1 after he had driven onto the shoulder of the road.

Maybe he was scheduled to interview a whistle-blowing squirrel.

Donaldson reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested. He was taken to a nearby police station where he was booked and eventually released. He was reportedly very cooperative.

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