Like So Many Of His Associates, Donald Trump's New Press Secretary Has Posed For Some Mug Shots

Like so many other Donald Trump associates--Manafort, Gates, Stone, Flynn, Cohen, Cohn, Papadopoulos, Weichselbaum, Pierson, Epshteyn, “Fat Tony” Salerno, etc.--the new White House press secretary has spent time posing for mug shots.

Stephanie Grisham, who last month succeeded Sarah Huckabee Sanders, has a pair of drunk driving collars on her rap sheet. Grisham is pictured above in mug shots (click to enlarge) snapped following her 2013 and 2015 DUI busts in Arizona.

Grisham, 43, was first nabbed for drunk driving in January 2013 in Gilbert, a town outside Phoenix. Grisham--who was driving on a suspended license--was pulled over for speeding while behind the wheel of an SUV whose other passenger was a tipsy 25-year-old man.

During the 11:30 PM stop, a cop noted that Grisham’s breath smelled of booze, her eyes were bloodshot, and she swayed while taking a field sobriety test. Grisham "denied consuming any alcohol," but said she had taken a Xanax 90 minutes earlier and a Zoloft the prior night. A blood test revealed Grisham’s blood alcohol content to be .105, above the .08 legal limit.

When told that her license had been suspended in August 2012 for failure to answer a traffic citation, Grisham “denied knowledge of the citation or the suspension, adding that she was on tour with the Romney campaign from late June through August 2012.”

Originally charged with DUI, speeding, and driving with an invalid license, Grisham copped to a reduced count of reckless driving.

Grisham’s second arrest came in December 2015 when she busted by Phoenix police. Grisham failed to appear at a court hearing in January 2016, prompting a City Court judge to issue an arrest warrant for her.

As with her initial criminal case, Grisham pleaded guilty--this time to a DUI count. She was ordered to pay about $1500 in court costs and fines. Grisham’s July 2016 conviction came as she was working as a press aide for Trump’s presidential campaign.    

In addition to her new press secretary post, Grisham also serves as Trump’s communications director. Grisham initially worked in the White House press office under Sean Spicer, but was hired in March 2017 by First Lady Melania Trump to be her communications director.