Tiger King Park Owners Jeff And Lauren Lowe Arrested On DUI Suspicion


Saturday, June 5th 2021, 11:05 pm
By: Hunter McKee


OKLAHOMA CITY -

The owners of Tiger King Park have been accused of driving under the influence.

Jeff and Lauren Lowe were arrested early Saturday morning in Oklahoma City after their Range Rover was stopped by police. 

The incident happened near North Pennsylvania Avenue and Northwest 23rd Street.

Police said an officer noticed their vehicle run over a curb after it pulled out of a private parking lot at a high rate of speed just before 2 a.m. Saturday. 

The two people inside were later identified as Jeff and Lauren Lowe.

According to police reports, as the officer neared a Range Rover bearing the tag "TGRK1NG", a visibly intoxicated Lauren Lowe stopped the vehicle and exited. At this point, police said her husband, Jeff, exited the passenger side of the SUV and got behind the steering wheel. 

Police said Jeff began driving and entered a parking lot.

When the officer walked to the car window, he said he could smell alcohol on Lowe's breath.

"He had difficulty standing and appeared uncoordinated,” the officer wrote. “He had to brace himself on the door and he stumbled as he stood and walked. … Jeffrey's speech was so slurred, it was difficult to understand him at times.” Jeff Lowe was placed into custody. 

According to the arrest report, Jeff agreed to take a breathalyzer test where he blew a 0.18 and 0.17.

The officer also said he "issued Jeffrey citations for improper lane change and driving under the influence of alcohol." The report said Jeff's wife, Lauren, also had a thick, slurred speech and was unsteady on her feet and smelled of alcohol.

Lowe and his wife were featured in the Netflix series "Tiger King.” They currently own and operate the Tiger King Park in Thackerville.

Last month, federal agents seized over 60 big cats, alleging the couple failed to comply with a court order to hire a veterinarian.

Jeff and Lauren were both transported to the Oklahoma County Detention Center. They have since bonded out.