Ann Oldenburg, USA TODAY
Veteran ABC newsman Sam Donaldson is facing a court date stemming from a charge of driving under the influence.
Police Chief Jeff Horvath tellsDelaware 105.9 that an officer pulled Donaldson over on Savannah Road in Lewes, Del., on the evening of Dec. 1 because he had driven onto the shoulder.
Donaldson, 78, failed a field sobriety test, was charged and released.
Horvath adds that Donaldson was cooperative throughout the incident.
TMZ says Donaldson, a political contributor at ABC, was taken to a nearby police station where he was booked and released.