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Shameless Star William H. Macy Opens Up About His TV Son Ethan Cutkosky's Alleged DUI

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William H. Macy has some tough love coming for his TV son, Ethan Cutkosky.

Cutkosky, 18, was arrested for an alleged DUI earlier this month, and the 67-year-old Shameless star reveals that he warned him against the dangers behind the wheel.

“He’s great. He’s a great kid,” Macy says during a sit-down with PEOPLE Now. “I’m gonna kick him in the butt when I see him, because I was there when he was trying to pick out which car to get, because I like cars and he likes cars. So we talked cars until I was tired of talking cars.”

The Emmy winner added, “I did tell him, ‘Don’t get a hot car because trust me, it’s hard to keep your foot off the accelerator, and you’re young and dumb and the cops are looking for you.’ I lectured him about all that stuff, but people make mistakes, and nobody got hurt.”

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Macy says that growing up in the spotlight is no easy task.

“I still find it a challenge myself,” he said, recalling a time when his comments from a film festival Q&A went viral.

The actor also said that the cast of Showtime hit looks out for one other, shouting out Emmy Rossum and Shanola Hampton.

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Cutkosky was arrested in Los Angeles for allegedly driving under the influence, according to multiple reports.

Burbank police pulled Cutkosky’s vehicle over after it was allegedly spotted straddling traffic lines, the Associated Press reported. He was later arrested, with blood-alcohol test still pending.

Cutkosky, who was reportedly driving an orange BMW, was given a field sobriety test during the pull-over, TMZ reported. Sources told the outlet that Cutkosky allegedly admitted to smoking marijuana that night.

According to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department records obtained by PEOPLE, Cutkosky was released on a $5,000 bail by the following morning. He was charged with a misdemeanor but no further information on his charges was available.

Reps for Cutkosky did not respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment, and the Los Angeles Police Department would not comment further.