Tony Award-winning dancer and choreographer George Faison was busted for drunken driving near his Harlem home early Friday, the Daily News has learned.
Faison was driving his Audi Q3 on 12th Ave. and St. Clair Place in Manhattanville around 2:15 a.m. when cops pulled him over, according to court papers.
The dance legend was slurring his speech and unsteady on his feet, the court papers stated.
In a Breathalyzer test, Faison’s blood-alcohol content was 0.16%, double the legal limit for driving.
“Things happen in life that you don’t control,” Faison told The News in a phone interview Saturday. “It’s just being able to get in control of those things. Whether it’s grief, alcohol or drugs.”
Faison was awarded a Tony for his choreography of “The Wiz” in 1975, becoming the first African-American choreographer to win the prize in that category.