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Youngest round-the-world sailor arrested

The youngest person to ever sail solo around the world has been arrested and is facing several misdemeanor charges.

August 13, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
Record-holding young sailor Zac Sunderland has been arrested and is facing several misdemeanor charges.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department released a booking photo of 18-year-old Sunderland, who was booked and released in Thousand Oaks.

Investigators say Sunderland was arrested while drinking with juveniles outside a vacant home and allegedly charged a deputy.

He's accused of resisting arrest, unlawful entry and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Sunderland calls Thursday's incident "a misunderstanding."

Sunderland was the first person under the age of 18 to sail solo around the world. His record was surpassed by another young sailor from the United Kingdom.


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