I have said time and again that celebrities should in no way, shape or form be role models. All too often our fascination with our celebrities encourages us to idolize them. There is no doubt that Miley Cyrus and her character “Hannah Montana” played a strong role in many young people’s lives - so too did those of her costars.
Could one of Hannah Montana's sidekicks end up in jail?
Mitchel Musso, 20, has been charged with two counts of drunken driving.
The Disney Channel star – best known for his work as Miley Cyrus's pal Oliver Oken on Hannah Montana – was arrested in Burbank, Calif., on Oct. 16 after he allegedly failed to slow down for police directing traffic for an unrelated accident.
Authorities allege Musso's blood-alcohol level was higher than .08, though he is under the legal drinking age of 21 so any alcohol in his body would be considered illegal. Musso faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted on both misdemeanor counts.
Musso, who also stars in the Disney series Pair of Kings and Prank Stars, was released on $5,000 bail after his arrest. Yet another case of a television star/celebrity not worthy of being a role model. I recommend Musso take a good online alcohol class.