Richard Dreyfuss’ wife Svetlana Erokhin reportedly was arrested for drunk driving and hit-and-run.
In 2006 Brooklyn born Richard Dreyfuss married the Russian-born Svetlana Erokhin in Harrisonburg, Va.,
At the time, People reported that Dreyfuss was in the area to deliver a speech as part of JMU’s Madison Week festivities. He is also making a documentary for the university’s International Beliefs and Values Institute.
Now TMZ reports exclusively that police arrested Svetlana Dreyfuss June 2 in Encinitas, CA after she smashed her car into a wood fence, severing a high pressure water line, the drove away from the scene. San Diego Co. Sheriff deputies caught up with her 2 miles away according to the website.
Svetlana was subsequently booked for DUI as well as hit-and-run after the accident. The case is awaiting a trial date at the D.A.’s office.
Richard Dreyfuss is a recovering alcoholic who had used alcohol to self-medicate a life-long battle with his bi-polar disorder.
His marriage to Svetlana was Dreyfuss’s third marriage. He was married to TV production assistant Jeraime Rain, with whom he had three children, from 1983-95. He had married Janelle Lacey in 1999. Both of his marriages ended in divorce.