Ray Donovan’s Pooch Hall ‘is investigated by child services’ after arrest


Ray Donovan star Pooch Hall’s arrest for drunk driving this week has triggered a child services investigation into his family, it has been claimed. 

According to law enforcement sources cited by TMZ, L.A. county’s Department of Children and Family Services launched their probe after Hall, 44, was arrested on Wednesday night. 

They want to speak to his wife, Linda Baptista Hall, and check his record to determine if he has a habit of putting his children in danger, according to the sources. 

The Department of Children and Family Services never confirms investigations while they are ongoing. It did not respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Friday. 

On Wednesday night, Hall had a blood alcohol level of .25 when he crashed his car into another one while his two-year-old son, Djulian Bryant Hall, was sitting on his lap, steering. 

It happened at around 8pm in Burbank. Witnesses who say Djulian on his father’s lap called 911.

They also said the toddler’s car seat was not installed properly in the car and was one of many loose items in the backseat. 

Hall was taken into custody on a $100,000 bond. He remains behind bars. 

His son was released to his mother Linda who took to Instagram to post this quote around the same time: ‘Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind, always.’ 

She added the hashtags ‘be kind’, ‘we all hurt sometimes’, ‘depression’ and ‘parental alienation’. 

It remains unclear if her post was in reference to her husband’s arrest. 

Hall’s arrest records indicate he was taken into custody at 8.20pm by Burbank Police Department. 

Representatives for the star did not respond to DailyMail.com’s inquiries on Friday morning. 

He and Linda have been married since 1997. They have four children; a 21-year-old daughter Djanai, 14-year-old daughter Djaeda, 11-year-old son Djordan, and the youngest Djulian.

Hall plays Daryll Donovan who is the half-brother of the titular character played by Liev Schreiber on the Showtime series Ray Donovan.

Daryll is a professional boxer who is trained by Eddie Marsan’s character Terry Donovan (Ray and Daryll’s older brother) and also drives limos.

Hall has been on all six seasons of the drama. Ray Donovan returns to showtime for season 6 on October 28.


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