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This “Jackass” star’s friends and family are taking steps to get him back into rehab after a disappointing setback Kevin Winter/Getty Images

“Jackass” star Bam Margera landed himself in some hot water recently when he was arrested by cops in L.A. on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol, TMZ reports.

The arrest is a major setback for Margera, who appeared to be on the way to recovery after struggling with addiction and mental illness since the death of his friend and “Jackass” co-star Ryan Dunn, who was killed while driving drunk in 2011.

Margera’s mom April told TMZ that her son had been doing better with his alcoholism over the past 8 months, and was seeing a zen healer as well as a therapist.

April is reportedly seeking out a rehab center for her son.

Bam and his wife Nicole welcomed their first child, son Phoenix Wolf Margera, in December of last year and announced the joyous news via Instagram by sharing a first look at the little guy.

The “Viva La Bam” star posted a picture of his wife cuddling their newborn son in the hospital just after his birth and captioned the sweet snap simply with the boy’s name.

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And little PW got his first visit from Santa Claus, as Margera also shared a picture of the mother and child, which features his father Phil sporting a Santa costume in the background.

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The couple, who married in 2013 after Margera’s divorce from his first wife, decided on a name for their baby boy long before he arrived.

“I said it, and everybody liked it, so we stuck with that,” Margera told PEOPLE in September, adding that the name had “just kind of followed” them around.

At the time, he admitted he was feeling nervous about becoming a dad, saying, “I was really nervous at the beginning, but now I’m getting used to it. I’ve had a lot of help from my mom and dad. My brother has five kids already.”

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