American stand-up comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested on Friday morning in Georgia after she was found dozing at the wheel of her vehicle while driving. The comedian has been slapped with a driving under the influence (DUI) charge.

TMZ broke the news of the arrest and Haddish was taken into custody by officers from the Peachtree City Police Department at around 4am Eastern Time (ET).

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The cops found Haddish snoozing in the driver seat while responding to a call for a driver who had fallen asleep at the wheel. The person who reported the incident also provided the police with a description of the vehicle, and the police stopped Haddish as she was pulling into a neighbourhood.

The comedian, who police believe was under the influence of marijuana, reportedly smiled as the police took her mugshot and took her into custody.

However, the comedian was not in police custody for long and reportedly left a little over an hour later after posting $1,666 to bond out of jail.

TMZ has reported that Haddish suffered great personal losses recently, including the death of her grandmother who raised her, as well as the death of her dog. Her friends, comedian Bob Saget and producer Carl Craig also passed away recently, adding to her sense of loss.

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Haddish gained popularity for her role as Nekeisha Williams on the sitcom ‘The Carmichael Show’. She is best known for her 2017 film ‘Girls Trip’, and also won a Primetime Emmy Award in 2017 for her work as the host of famed talk show ‘Saturday Night Live’. In 2021, Haddish went on to win the Grammy Award for Best Comedy Album for her album ‘Black Mitzvah’, making her the second African-American woman to win the coveted prize after Academy Award winner Whoopi Goldberg in 1986.