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'Home Improvement' actor arrested on suspicion of DUI in Burbank

February 1, 2012 | 11:30 am

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Former child actor Taran Noah Smith, who played the youngest son on the TV show "Home Improvement," was arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs after being pulled over in Burbank.

Officers said they spotted a 1998 silver Honda Accord about 1:20 a.m. near 3rd Street and Burbank Boulevard that was stopped and angled into the curb, Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said.

The car’s engine was running and the vehicle was still in drive but stopped in front of a fire hydrant, police said. Smith, 27, was the lone occupant in the car, the Burbank Leader reported.  

Police reporting smelling marijuana before finding what they believed to be the drug in Smith's car.

Smith, who lives in Sherman Oaks, was arrested and booked into Glendale jail on $10,000 bail. He has been ordered to appear in court March 1.

Smith was 7 when “Home Improvement” made its debut in 1991. The show ran through 1999.


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Photo: "Home Improvement" cast in 1999. Taran Noah Smith is second from left. Credit: NBC