The Santa Barbara Independent reports the 63-year-old Taupin was arrested May 5 on suspicion of DUI in Santa Ynez, California.
Authorities say he was arrested after striking a wooden fence while attempting to turn into a private driveway. His blood-alcohol level at the time of the accident has not been disclosed.
No court date has been set for the British-born Taupin, who lives in Santa Ynez Valley.
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