Richard Johnson’s 1997 DUI Arrest

New York Observer, page six, 1997.

Early on the morning of March 25, 1997, Page Six honcho Richard Johnson was arrested for a DUI. The item was reported by Lorne Manly (now a media writer at the New York Times) in the Off the Record column of the New York Observer.

“It got tons of reaction,” said Mr. Manly yesterday of the 1997 item–but the item wasn’t picked up in other venues. “I think no one else reported on the incident at the time,” emailed Mr. Manly’s then-editor, Jim Windolf, yesterday.

The item has not been available on the internet until now, and this prior arrest has largely been forgotten.