'Tiger King' star Dillon Passage arrested for DWI
MANOR, Texas - "Tiger King" star Dillon Passage, who is the husband of Joe Exotic, was arrested for DWI on November 15 in Manor, Texas.
Manor police say that at about 1:30 a.m. one of its officers made contact with the driver of a black 2020 Dodge Challenger that was stopped on the shoulder of Highway 290 without its tail-lights on. The officer identified the driver as 25-year-old Passage.
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Police say Passage, when asked, said that he believed he was in Belton which is about an hour north of where he was stopped. A field sobriety test was conducted and police say the results determined it was would have put others at risk to allow Passage to continue operating a vehicle.
Passage was arrested for DWI as well as an outstanding warrant for resisting arrest and was taken to the Travis County Jail and is being held on a $3,000 bond.
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Booking photo of Dillon Jacob Passage courtesy Travis County Jail.
Joe Exotic, also known as Joseph Maldonado-Passage, married Passage in December 2017 just months after Exotic's husband accidentally shot himself and died.
Exotic is currently serving a 22-year prison sentence for a failed murder-for-hire plot against his big cat rival Carole Baskin. He was found guilty in April 2019 and is being held at Federal Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas.