Joe Simpson — Jessica Simpson’s father — was arrested for DUI in L.A. … TMZ has learned.
According to law enforcement sources, 54-year-old Joe was busted on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks on August 4.
We’re told LAPD cops pulled Joe’s car over around 10 PM … and during the stop, officers got the feeling he was intoxicated and ultimately cuffed the famous pop and took him to the pokey.
Joe was booked and spent the rest of the night behind bars. He was released without having to post bail at 9:41 the following day.
The case has not been sent over to prosecutors in the L.A. City Attorney’s Office yet, but if criminal charges are filed, it’s likely Joe will not get any jail time since it’s his first offense. He’ll probably end up with a big fat fine — something his daughter will have no problem paying.
Let’s not even waste time focusing on the negative here. Yeah, Joe Simpson, also known as Michael Lohan Lite, was drinking and driving and jailed, and that’s bad, but there’s a big huge silver lining that should shine past all that. You want to know what it is?
Picture it: Joe Simpson’s case does get sent to prosecutors. He has to go to court. He’s waiting for his turn to go on in and see the judge, when who does he see, waiting for the same exact thing? Amanda Bynes, who is no doubt in the exact same predicament. They make some nervous small talk while they wait, maybe he buys her a cup of coffee, and boom, a connection is made. Their connection gets deeper and deeper, their small talk turns to an easy conversation, and in those few minutes before Joe has to hear his fate, they fall in love.
And yeah, maybe Joe is still married. But as we’ve all learned, true love cannot be quelled. True love is something you have to chase after, no matter the consequences. And that’s how Amanda Bynes becomes Jessica and Ashlee Simpson‘s stepmother. BOOM.