Carson was also known for indulging a bit too much with spirits, which would result in worse behavior. While at a party NBC threw for his show’s 25th anniversary, Carson and his son both imbibed a bit too much alcohol and got into a screaming match in front of everyone. People intervened in order to prevent a physical altercation between the father and son.
The Final Straw
It was no secret that Carson struggled with substance abuse, and that reflected on his personal life greatly. In one incident in 1982, Carson was pulled over while driving in his DeLorean while intoxicated. He was sentenced to three years probation and was forced to take a program on substance abuse for drivers.