Actress' Husband Arrested in San Diego

By Becky Stickney and Steven Luke
|  Monday, Feb 14, 2011  |  Updated 8:41 PM PDT
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Actress' Husband Arrested in San Diego

He was arrested after he allegedly walked around a hotel drunk, while wielding a baseball bat.
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Actress Mira Sorvino's husband Christopher Backus has been released from jail after spending a few nights behind bars.

The couple spent some quality time in San Diego over the weekend, although Backus spent part of it in a downtown jail.

Backus was arrested after he allegedly got into a confrontation with hotel guests at the Hyatt Regency Islandia on Saturday, police said.

According to the celebrity website TMZ - guests complained of hearing a loud argument between Backus and Sorvino over "poor time management skills."

One hotel guest said Backus was walking around with a baseball bat yelling at hotel staff and guests. Police eventually booked him into the county jail for misdemeanor drunk in public.

Often people are simply taken to a downtown drunk tank, but if too combative or argumentative, police say  they are booked into jail.

San Diego police said Backus was released from jail at 9:30 a.m. Monday.

Since it is a misdemeanor, there's a good chance Backus will not have to appear in court in person.

Police say along with the couple - three children were present in the hotel room at the time of his arrest.

Sorvino and Backus have three children together.

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