FORT LAUDERDALE — Nearly a year after her colorful arrest for DUI and property damage, Montana Fishburne has pleaded no contest to the charges and received twelve months of probation.
Montana, the daughter of actress Laurence Fishburne of The Matrix films, is something of a movie star in her own right, much to her somewhat-less-than-proud-papa’s chagrin. The 26-year-old (under the nom de porn “Chippy D”) made a hard core pornography tape in 2010, and has since been working on-and-off as a stripper.
Montana, who originally pleaded not guilty, was arrested on March 11, 2017 after rear-ending a car near Fort Lauderdale in the middle of the night. Police searched her Toyota Corolla and found the “actress” had an open wine bottle, which at least partially explained her .18 blood alcohol reading (over twice the legal limit for driving).
While many people caught in such an embarrassing and compromising position might well hang their heads and quietly be carted off to jail, Montana Fishburne, it seems, is not one of them.
“I’m not tripping, I’m a fucking ratchet,” she declared to arresting office Juan Pinzon as she straddled the guardrail and hitched up her dress. “I really need to pee, and I will pee right here on your car. That’s not a problem. I just need to sit down.”
And pee she did, though not on the officer’s car as originally offered, something to be filed in the “small favors” section.
Montana went on to tell the long-suffering Officer Pinzon that he was her “bae” since he would remain with her until she went to jail.
“If you say so,” he replied.
In addition to her probation, Montana is required to attend DWI school, MADD meetings and 50 hours of community. She is also expected to stay sober throughout, a requirement that will be enforced with random urine and breathalyzer tests.
Following the DUI arrest, Montana had a stay at the posh Wavelengths Recovery rehab center in Huntington Beach, California, the same facility that treated Mel Gibson and Robert Downey Jr., among other celebs. With a price tag around $30,000, if that can’t keep Montana sober, nothing will.
The DUI/urination debacle isn’t Montana’s first run-in with law enforcement. She was arrested for prostitution in 2009 and—interestingly—battery and false imprisonment in 2010, for invading her then boyfriend’s ex-girlfriend’s home and assaulting her in the bathroom.
Had she peed that time, at least she would have been in the right place.