Celebrity DUI Spotlight
By: Mary Ann Gorman
Welcome to the Celebrity DUI Spotlight. From movie darlings and sports superstars to government officials and other high-ranking members of society, the Celebrity DUI Spotlight has got you covered.
See which celebrities have come under the bright lights of the Celebrity DUI Spotlight this year in the list below. They may be able to afford good DUI lawyers to defend them, but they don't always get out of their charges. See who's paying for their bad judgement calls.
2014 Celebrity DUI Updates
Billy Unger, star of Disney show “Lab Rats,” was arrested in June for DUI in Malibu, CA. Unger was 18 at the time of arrest and his blood alcohol level measured at .08.
Rapper Chief Keef was arrested in May for DUI in Highland Park, IL, a suburb of Chicago. The arrest came shortly after Keef completed rehab treatment for his marijuana use. TMZ states Keef admitted to arresting officers he had been smoking marijuana.
Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker was arrested for a “super extreme DUI” in May in Scottsdale, AZ. Tucker’s BAC was registered at .22, well above the legal limit of .08.
Jim Irsay, owner of Indianapolis Colts, was arrested in March in Carmel, IN. Due to his refusal of a BAC test upon arrest, his license was suspended while he awaits trial. The NFL has not yet handed down a probationary decision at this time.
Chris Pine, known for starring roles in the recent “Star Trek” films, was arrested for DUI in March in New Zealand. He plead guilty to charges and his license was suspended for six months.
Chris Kattan, former “Saturday Night Live” comedian, was arrested in February for DUI after crashing his car into a Department of Transportation vehicle in Encino, CA. Kattan entered an open plea and was sentenced to a mandatory 12-step program, DUI awareness classes and several fines.
Singer Justin Bieber was arrested for DUI in January in Miami, FL. Bieber’s lawyers accepted a plea to lesser charges; Bieber will attend 12 hours of anger management classes, DUI awareness classes and several fines. He is also donating $50,000 to charity.
Former teen idol David Cassidy was arrested for DUI in January in Los Angeles. The arrest was his third since 2001. Cassidy plead no contest and was ordered to attend a rehab facility for three months. He will be on probation for five years, pay extensive fines and attend a nine-month alcohol education program.
“Survivor” co-star Jessica Kiper was arrested for DUI in January in New Orleans. She took a “selfie” in the back of the police vehicle and posted several times on social media about her arrest.
2013 Celebrity DUI Updates
"This is the End" star, Kevin Hart, was arrested for DUI in April after driving erratically 90 miles per hour down the 101 in LA.
John Clark Gable, Hollywood Legend Clark Gable's son, was arrested for DUI in April after allegedly smashing into several parked cars on PCH.
Former UFC champ, Ricco Rodriguez, who appeared in season one of "Celebrity Rehab" was arrested for DUI in March in LA.
Farrah Abraham, "Teen Mom" star, was arrested on St. Patrick's Day for DUI.
Carmine Giovinazzo of "CSI:NY" was arrested in January for DUI in Scottsdale, AZ.
Criminal Minds star, Thomas Gibson, previously of "Dharma & Greg" arrested for DUI in LA after trying to drive through a section of downtown closed off for the half-marathon.
2012 Celebrity DUI Updates
Baseball Hall of Famer, Carlton Fisk, was arrested in October for DUI after officers found him passed out in his truck in a corn field.
Bobby Brown was arrested in October for DUI and driving on a suspended license. This is his 3rd DUI conviction.
"Reservoir Dogs" star, Michael Madsen, was arrested in Malibu for DUI in September. Madsen blew a .20, over twice the legal limit.
Sally Struthers of "All in the Family" was arrested in September of 2012 for an OUI (operating under the influence).
Country singer, Randy Travis, was arrested for DUI in August in Texas. Travis had crashed his car in a construction area and was found lying naked in the road by police officers.
In April of 2012, Amanda Bynes, who got her start on "All That" and "The Amanda Show", most recently of "Easy A", sideswiped a police car with her BMW and was arrested for DUI.
Taran Noah Smith, the youngest brother in "Home Improvement", was arrested in February 2012 for driving under the influence and drug possession.
2011 Celebrity DUI Updates
Flo Rida was arrested in June 2011 for DUI and when given a field sobriety test, told officers, "I can't do this. I don't feel I can walk a straight line. I had a few drinks. Let's try another test."
80's rocker, Rick Springfield, known for his hit song "Jessie's Girl" was arrested for DUI in May of 2011.
Michael Cabrera, a Detroit Tigers' baseball player, was arrested in late February, 2011 for allegedly driving under the influence in Florida. Reports say he got out of the car and wandered in the middle of the road with his hands in the air before the police could take him in. Cabrera refused a breath test.
2010 Celebrity DUI Updates
Jamie Pressly, who was the blond actress from My Name is Earl, was arrested in January 2011 for allegedly failing a field sobriety test, according to TMZ.
"Partridge Family" star, David Cassidy, was arrested in November 2010 for DUI.
Chris Klein, famous for his role in American Pie was arrested for alleged drunk driving in June, 2010. This is his second DUI arrest.
Vince Neil, Motley Crue singer, was arrested for DUI in June of 2010.
Felon Thomas Brady Harrington Elected Mayor Despite DUI
The Associated Press reported that Sodaville, Oregon has elected Thomas Brady Harrington the new mayor of Sodaville, Oregon. Harrington's criminal history includes drug possession, assault, reckless endangerment and felony DUI. Harrington told reporters that he felt his DUI past "shouldn't limit me." He will take office on January 15, 2009.
Khloe Kardashian Finally Finishes 2007 DUI Sentence
Khloe Kardashian, star of the reality TV show "Keeping Up with the Kardashians," has finished her DUI probation requirements stemming from her DUI arrest on March 4, 2007. Kardashian had a progress report scheduled in a Van Nuys, California courtroom to determine whether she has fulfilled her sentencing requirements, which included an alcohol treatment program along with a visit to a hospital and morgue. Kardashian remains on probation but no additional court dates will be required unless she violates probation.
"She's a superstar," said her attorney, Shawn Chapman Holley to E! News.
Haley Joel Osment Speaks Out About 2006 DUI
The San Francisco Chronicle has reported that Haley Joel Osment has spoken out about his 2006 DUI. The former "Sixth Sense" and "Pay it Forward" child actor was arrested in July 2006 outside Los Angeles for crashing his vehicle into a mailbox. Osment admitted he betrayed his family's trust with his DUI.
"That night was an example of being a foolish high schooler screwing around before college starts," he said. Osment also noted that treating DUIs in the media as "a Hollywood thing" ignores the fact that "it can happen to anybody."
NY Giants' Kareem McKenzie Remorseful for DUI Arrest
Kareem McKenzie, a starting offensive right tackle for the New York Giants, has expressed remorse for his recent DUI arrest in Little Falls Township, New Jersey.
"I am prepared to deal with the consequences of that situation from both a legal standpoint and as a player in the NFL," said McKenzie in a statement to reporters.
McKenzie reportedly took a breathalyzer test and exceeded the legal limit, but police did not publicly reveal the results. In addition to being charged with DUI, McKenzie was also charged with reckless driving and driving with expired license plates.
"Nobody will be harder on Kareem than Kareem himself," said New York Giants Coach Tom Coughlin to reporters.
Celebrity DUI Updates for November 20, 2008
Kiefer Sutherland Talks about DUI Jail...Again
Kiefer Sutherland has spoken out again about the seven weeks he spent in a Los Angeles area jail for DUI violations. "There's no smoking," Sutherland told a reporter from Men's Vogue in its December/January issue, "The lights never go out, 24/7. You can't cover anything. You can't even put your head under a blanket. All the cells have cameras in them." Sutherland was also disappointed that he had a cell mate for two weeks. Sutherland denies that his drinking-which led to two DUIs-was ever a problem. "My drinking was not a daily thing, so it wasn't an issue." Hmm. Maybe Kief will give us a three-peat in the DUI arena? He seems to not have learned his lesson yet.
Heather Locklear Formally Charged with DUI for Drugs
The Santa Barbara, California District Attorney's office has announced that actress Heather Locklear has been formally charged with driving under the influence of prescription drugs in connection with her September DUI arrest. The charge is a misdemeanor. Police were reportedly tipped off to Locklear's erratic driving by a photographer. Senior Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter said Locklear had no narcotics in her system, and no alcohol; however, it is believed "that the prescription drugs she was taking could have impaired her ability to drive a motor vehicle safely." Locklear will be arraigned on January 26 in Santa Barbara, California.
Former San Diego Charger Lionel James Takes DUI Plea Deal
The former San Diego Charger known as Lionel "Little Train" James pleaded guilty to two out of three DUI charges on November 14. James, 46, was arrested November 9 for his third DUI this year. In exchange for guilty pleas, James will get 60 days in jail and an alcohol treatment program. James' attorney, Tommy Spina, said "(Rehab) was something he recognized he had to do, and he willingly and voluntarily chose to do."
Former Yankee Jim Leyritz Denies Full Responsibility for DUI Crash
The New York Daily News has published an article in which former Yankee and World Series player Jim Leyritz denies responsibility for the double DUI crash that led to a woman's death. Leyritz' blood alcohol content was nearly double the legal limit of .08 in New York. The woman who died had also been drinking. Leyritz said, "I was not responsible for the accident or her death. She went through the light. She hit me." Leyritz will go on trial for the crash on January 12.
Celebrity DUI Updates for November 13, 2008
Jon Peters May Face Jail Over 2006 DUI
Producer Jon Peters has been ordered to appear in a Ventura County Court in California to answer charges that he has completed only 4 out of 40 ordered community service hours in his sentencing for a 2006 DUI. Peters pleaded no contest to DUI after her was arrested in February 2006 and was sentenced to an alcohol education program, 40 hours of community service, and three years probation. Proof of his community service hours showed only four of the 40 hours were complete. Peters could face jail if found in violation of his probation. He is scheduled to appear in court on January 16.
Pomona Mayor-Elect off the Hook for DUI
The Contra Costa Times has reported that Elliott Rothman, the Mayor-Elect of Pomona, California, is off the hook for his October 7 DUI arrest. According to the Los Angeles District Attorney's office, Rothman's blood alcohol analysis was .04, which is within the .08 legal limit in California. Charges will not be filed against Rothman.
Mel Gibson Returns to First Movie Since 2006 DUI
He's baaack. Mel Gibson will return to the silver screen for the first time since his well-known 2006 DUI. Many in Hollywood had speculated that Gibson's career would be over after it was confirmed that Gibson made anti-Semitic remarks about Hollywood during his DUI arrest. In his new movie, Gibson will play a homicide detective who is investigating the death of his daughter.
Second Jury Finds Bengals' Jason Shirley Guilty of DUI
On November 10, jurors in the second trial of Cincinnati Bengals and former Fresno State defensive tackle Jason Shirley found him guilty on all three DUI charges. Shirley was arrested October 8, 2007 for DUI and has maintained that the the breathalyzer test he was given was flawed. Shirley's first DUI trial resulted in a hung jury, after three days of deliberation. This jury took only a few hours to convict Shirley. According to his attorney, Shirley plans to appeal the verdict.
Celebrity DUI Updates for November 6, 2008
Heather Locklear DUI Investigation Continues
Though they have not yet charged Heather Locklear with a DUI, Santa Barbara, California police have yet to clear Locklear of DUI charges. Santa Barbara Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter reportedly told E! News that final reports will be in this week, and then the case will be thoroughly reviewed. He also said that the results of Locklear's toxicology results will not be made public. Locklear was arrested for DUI on September 27, after police received a tip that she was driving erratically in a parking lot. Police almost immediately ruled out alcohol as a source of Locklear's intoxication.
Former Quest CEO Jerry Cash Arrested for DUI
The Associated Press has reported that Jerry Cash, former CEO of Quest Energy Partners, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, has been arrested for DUI after he was involved in a multiple-car crash. Cash, 46, was arrested in the early morning hours of November 1 after his vehicle crashed into three other vehicles. He is charged with DUI, leaving the scene of an accident, and disobeying traffic signals. Cash resigned from Quest Energy Group last August in the midst of a scandal in which Oklahoma state officials questions $10 million in money transfers made to another organization that Cash controlled.
Bob Solarski Returns to TV Anchor Job after DUI
WEAR-TV news anchor Bob Solarski is returning to his news anchor position in Pensacola, Florida, and is speaking openly about his most recent DUI arrest. Solarski pleaded guilty to DUI October 22. Solarski, who attended a 21-day alcohol treatment program at the request of his employer, said he initially thought the mandate was "overkill" but is now grateful for it. Solarski also admitted that he has struggled with alcoholism in the past and had played hooky from work on October 1, the day he was arrested, because he had been drinking the night before. He said the DUI charge has come as relief for him now, "The fight is over. I surrender."
Jefferson County Sheriff Suspended for DUI
A Jefferson County, Washington sheriff's deputy has been suspended from duty and arrested with a DUI after he arrived at work appearing to be intoxicated. Jefferson County Sheriff Mike Brasfield said that sheriff deputy Brian Post appeared to be intoxicated when he entered the Port Hadlock precinct to report for duty. Post drove to work and was subsequently charged with a DUI. He could be charged with other offenses, including reporting to a public office while intoxicated.
Celebrity DUI Updates for October 23, 2008
Lindsay Lohan Sued by Passengers in 2007 DUI Case
Actress Lindsay Lohan is being sued by three men who were passengers in her vehicle when she was stopped and arrested for her second DUI. The lawsuit was filed in a Santa Monica, California Superior Court by Ronnie Blake, Jason Sutter, and Dante Nigro. The trio are seeking unspecified damages and have claimed that Lohan was angry and aggressive in her driving, causing them to feel "shock, fear, and panic." Lohan's attorney has called the lawsuit "absurd." Lohan spent 84 minutes in jail for her second DUI.
Yankees' Joba Chamberlain Cited for DUI
New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain was cited October 18 for DUI in Lancaster County, Nebraska after police stopped him for speeding. His blood-alcohol content was reportedly .13, which is above the legal level of .08 in Nebraska. A police officer also noted an open container of alcohol in the car. Charges have not yet been filed, and Chamberlain was not arrested. Chamberlain will appear in court on December 17.
Matthew McCoy of Tampa Bay Charged with Felony DUI
Matthew McCoy, a reserve linebacker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, was arrested October 18 and charged with felony DUI. McCoy was reportedly stopped by police less than 300 feet from his home in Tampa, Florida. McCoy reportedly refused a breathalyzer test and was arrested. His next court date is not known.
Former V-Tech QB Marcus Vick Guilty of DUI
Former Virginia Tech quarterback Marcus Vick has taken a DUI plea deal to stay out of jail. In exchange for Vick pleading guilty to drunken driving, a Norfolk, Virginia court has agreed to suspend his 12-month jail sentence and fine him $530. He will also lose his license for a year. Marcus is the brother of former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick. Marcus Vick was released by Virginia Tech in 2006 and then released by the Miami Dolphins a year later because of his ongoing legal issues.
Louisville News Anchor John Boel Arrested for DUI
Louisville, Kentucky News Anchor John Boel was arrested October 19 in Shelby County, Kentucky for DUI and driving with an open container. Boel reportedly refused to take a breathalyzer test. Boel's next court date is scheduled for November 25.
Celebrity DUI Updates for October 16, 2008
No DUI Charges Yet for Heather Locklear
Though she has been arrested for DUI, police have yet to charge actress Heather Locklear with a DUI or other charge. Locklear was arrested September 27 after a photographer reportedly tipped off police that Locklear was about to drive while impaired. Locklear was reportedly seen driving over a pair of sunglasses in a parking lot and was arrested after police became suspicious that she was under the influence of prescription drugs. Police have confirmed that Locklear was not under the influence of alcohol. Reports by several people who saw the incident have said that Locklear did not seem impaired at all.
Florida News Anchor Bob Solarski Suspended after DUI
The Northwest Florida Daily News has reported that WEAR-TV news anchor Bob Solarski has been suspended from his job to attend alcohol treatment. Solarski was arrested October 1 for a DUI in Florida after he crashed his car into two other vehicles. When asked to take a breathalyzer test, Solarski reportedly said, "F-no. Just arrest me." His blood alcohol content was more than three times the Florida legal limit of .08. Station manager Carl Leahy said Solarski "will remain off the air as he progresses through treatment." Solarski has been charged with DUI, criminal mischief, leaving the scene of an accident, driving with an open container and resisting arrest.
Lawyer Milloy Back on Playing Field after DUI Arrest
Atlanta Falcons' safety Lawyer Milloy, who was arrested for DUI on September 15, returned to the playing field this week. "I think I need to be here," Milloy told reporters. Milloy's blood alcohol level was .14 when he was stopped for speeding. "If it could happen to me, it could happen to anybody," said Milloy in a prepared apology. If convicted of DUI, he could face a suspension from the team.
Pomona City Council Member Elliot Rothman Arrested for DUI
The San Gabriel Valley Tribune has reported that Pomona City, California City Councilman Elliott Rothman was arrested October 7 by Pomona police for misdemeanor DUI. Rothman has served on the Pomona City Council for 12 years, according to the city's Web site. No further information was available.
Celebrity DUI Updates for October 9, 2008
Khloe Kardashian Gets Out of DUI Classes To Do TV Show
Access Hollywood has reported that Khloe Kardashian has been granted a leave of absence from her court-ordered alcohol education classes to appear on the television show "Celebrity Apprentice." A Los Angeles Superior Court has granted an extension for Kardashion to complete her DUI classes by November 17 "for employment purposes." Kardashian was arrested in 2007 for DUI and was sentenced in July of this year to 30 days in jail for a probation violation. She served less than one day of her sentence.
Pensacola News Anchor Bob Solarski Charged with Florida DUI
Pensacola news anchor Bob Solarski was arrested October 1 and charged with Florida DUI after he crashed his car into two other vehicles. Solarski's blood alcohol content was reportedly .29, which is more than three times the Florida legal limit of .08. Solarski was charged with leaving the scene of an accident, DUI, driving with an open container, criminal mischief, and resisting arrest. Solarski reportedly refused to get out of his vehicle when asked and was dragged out of it and handcuffed. He was released from a county jail on $5,000 bail.
Broncos' Brandon Marshall Takes DUI Plea Deal
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has taken a DUI plea deal in his October 2007 DUI arrest. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of driving while impaired in exchange for 24 hours of community service. Marshall had originally pleaded not guilty to DUI charges and was scheduled to begin a trial this week. He was suspended for one game for violating the NFL's substance abuse policy.
Broncos' Cornerback Karl Paymah Sentenced to Rehab After DUI
Denver Broncos cornerback Karl Paymah was found guilty of DUI and careless driving, and sentenced to an alcohol rehab program after he was found unconscious behind the wheel of his vehicle. He will also pay $542 in fines and complete 24 hours of community service.
Hip Hop Producer Johnny J Dies While in Jail for DUI
Hip Hop record producer Johnny J, whose real name is Johnny Jackson, was found dead on October 3 while spending time in the Los Angeles County jail on a DUI charge. Authorities have called his death a suicide. Jackson was the owner of Klock Work Entertainment and had worked with Candyman, Tupac and other hip hop artists.
Celebrity DUI Updates for October 2, 2008
Heather Locklear Busted for DUI, Rx Drug Use
The Associated Press has reported that actress Heather Locklear was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in Santa Barbara, California, after she was reported by a witness for "driving erratically." Locklear eventually parked her car and was not driving when she was arrested. At the police station, she reportedly tested positive for prescription drugs. She was released from jail after an overnight stay.
Nicole Richie Can Drive Again after DUI Suspension
Nicole Richie was been granted a restricted drivers license on September 19 after her license was revoked for more than a year after she was charged with a second DUI in 2006. The restriction is one step up from suspension and now allows her to drive for court-ordered purposes. Richie spent 82 minutes in jail for the second DUI and was ordered to undergo an 18-month DUI education course.
Jason Shirley's Hit-and-Run DUI Case Delayed
A Fresno, California judge has delayed the hit-and-run DUI trial of former Fresno State football player Jason Shirley, who will play this year for the Cincinnati Bengals. Shirley is accused of driving drunk, crashing into a Fresno apartment, and leaving the scene of the accident. Shirley's first trial resulted in a hung jury. Shirley's DUI attorney has asked the judge to drop the case. Shirley's next court date is set for October 14.
Jevon Kearse's DUI Hearing Postponed until January
NFL player Jevon Kearse has had his preliminary DUI hearing continued until January 6. Kearse's attorney reportedly told a judge that neither he nor the prosecutor had been able to see a video of Kearse's June 22 arrest. A postponement was granted. Kearse was arrested by police after he was spotted weaving. The results of a blood alcohol content test are not known.
Celebrity DUI Updates for September 18, 2008
Hip Hopper Webster Gradney Busted for DUI; Car Chase
Car chases are not only for the movies: hip hop artist Webbie, also known as Webster Gradney, was arrested for multiple charges after a high speed chase with police in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Gradney took a police officer on a high speed chase after the officer attempted to stop Gradney for speeding. Webbie now faces felony eluding, aggravated assault, misdemeanor DUI, and possession of marijuana charges. His vehicle was seized as evidence in the case.
Former Super Bowl Star Lawyer Milloy Arrested for DUI
Atlanta Falcons safety and former Super Bowl champion Lawyer Milloy was arrested for DUI and speeding in suburban Atlanta. Milloy, 34, posted $1,600 bond and was released from a Gwinnett County, Georgia jail.
Shia La Boeuf "Grateful" after DUI Car Crash
Actor Shia LaBoeuf has spoken openly to the television show "Entertainment Tonight" about his recent DUI car crash. Although LaBoeuf was cleared by police of being the cause of the accident, he has been charged with misdemeanor DUI and has yet to face a judge in court. Of the accident, in which another car hit LaBoeuf's vehicle at 70 mph, LaBoeuf said, "It was one of the biggest things that's happened to me, for sure, in my life. I'm grateful to be here."
Broncos' Brandon Marshall Pleads Guilty in DUI Case
Denver Broncos wide receiver Brandon Marshall has pleaded guilty Friday to a reduced DUI charge as part of a plea deal in his DUI case. Marshall pleaded guilty to driving while ability-impaired and was sentenced to one year of probation. He was arrested in October of last year for DUI. Marshall will pay $1,000 in fines, will serve 24 hours of community service, and will attend alcohol education classes as part of his sentence.
"Lost" Actor Daniel Dae Kim Takes DUI Plea Deal
Daniel Dae Kim, star of the television show "Lost", has pleaded no contest to October 2007 DUI charges against him in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kim's blood alcohol content was reportedly .168, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 in Hawaii. In exchange for 72 hours of community service and less than $1,000 in fines, Kim pleaded no contest and will lose his license for six months. "I'm just grateful and relieved this matter has been resolved," he told the media. Former "Lost" cast members Cynthia Watros and Michelle Rodriguez have also been charged with DUIs in Hawaii and pleaded no contest.
Celebrity DUI Updates for September 16, 2008
Kurt Angle Found Not Guilty in DUI Case
WWE Wrestler Kurt Angle was found not guilty on September 9 for the DUI case against him. Angle was arrested last October after a witness turned him in to police for erratic driving. Prosecutors had a difficult time proving that Angle was driving while drunk because officers arrested him in his home.
Eric Carmen of Raspberries Arrested for Second DUI
Eric Carmen, formerly of the band known as The Raspberries and author of the 1975 hit song "All by Myself," has been arrested for a second DUI in just under two years, in Orange Village, Ohio. Carmen's breathalyzer test was a whopping .234, according to police reports. The legal limit in most states is .08. Carmen was arrested for DUI in 2007 and sentenced to an alcohol education program.
Tampa Storm's Darion Conner to Start DUI Manslaughter Retrial
Former Tampa Storm linebacker Darion Conner will soon begin a retrial of the DUI manslaughter case against him. In 2005, Conner was sentenced to 15 years in prison for killing a bicyclist while reportedly driving drunk. An appeals court ruled that Conner should be retried because a judge improperly showed a photograph of the victim to the jury.
Actor Scott Michael Foster Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
Actor Scott Michael Foster of the ABC television show "Greek" has pleaded not guilty to two DUI charges against him. Foster was arrested for misdemeanor DUI on July 21 during a routine traffic stop. He will return to court for a pretrial hearing on September 22.
Celebrity DUI Updates for September 4, 2008
Former Jaguar Jimmy Smith Arrested for DUI
Former Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Jimmy Smith has been arrested for DUI and possession of marijuana after he tried to avoid a DUI checkpoint in Florida. Smith reportedly failed several field sobriety tests when caught. According to police reports, he handed the officer an open beer bottle and admitted that he'd just smoked marijuana. He was kept in the Duval County Jail and released after ten hours on $500 bail. Smith was also arrested in 2001 on drug charges and suspended from the NFL in 2003 for allegedly violating the league's substance abuse policy.
Actor Craig Robinson to Enter Drug Program after DUI
"The Office" star Craig Robinson has been sentenced to a drug counseling program after his recent drug arrest in Culver City, California. Robinson was already on probation for a 2006 DUI and could have faced jail time. In exchange for pleading guilty to felony possession of ecstasy, two other drug charges against him were dropped. If Robinson can complete a drug counseling program within three years and stays clean, the guilty plea will also be removed from his record. Robinson is due in court on September 25 for a status hearing.
Honolulu Mayor Suspends Press Secretary after DUI
Honolulu, Hawaii Mayor Mufi Hanneman has suspended his press secretary, Bill Brennan, for five days after Brennan was arrested for DUI. According to the Associated Press, police records showed that Brannan was stopped in Kahala, Hawaii and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of a controlled substance.
Former Top Chef Finalist Marcel Vigneron Makes Appearance despite DUI Charges
Former "Top Chef" finalist Marcel Vigneron appeared at an arts festival as scheduled, despite a DUI arrest in Laguna Beach, California the night before. Vigneron appeared at an annual Pageant of the Masters cooking festival even though he'd just gotten out of jail hours earlier. Vigneron reportedly failed a field sobriety test and was arrested on Coast Highway for speeding and California DUI. His blood alcohol content, taken from a blood test, was reportedly above the California legal limit of .08.
Celebrity DUI Updates for August 28, 2008
Obama Assassination Plot Uncovered by DUI Arrest
KTVN TV news in Reno, Nevada has reported that a DUI arrest initially blew the cover off an alleged would-be plot to assassinate Senator Barack Obama during his Democratic convention acceptance speech. The Nevada news station said that Tharin Gartrell of Lincoln County, Nevada was stopped in a rental car on suspicion of DUI. When police searched his vehicle, they found two rifles, a scope, ammunition, a bullet proof vest and wigs. Another man who was arrested admitted that Gartrell and another man had discussed killing Obama. U.S. Attorney Troy Eld has reportedly called the men "meth heads" and claims that their plans were not likely a real threat.
Office Star Craig Robinson Pleads Guilty to DUI
Actor Craig Robinson, best known for his role on the television show "The Office" and for a part in the new movie "Pineapple Express" starring Seth Rogen and James Franco, has taken a plea deal with prosecutors in the June 29th DUI case against him. Robinson pleaded guilty to a felony count of possession of a controlled substance in exchange for having misdemeanor DUI and felony methamphetamine charges against him dropped. Sentencing information is not known at this time.
Top Chef Finalist Marcel Vigneron Arrested for DUI
The Orange County Register has reported that "Top Chef" second season finalist Marcel Vigneron has been arrested on suspicion of California DU earlier this week in Laguna Beach. Vigneron was stopped for a routine traffic violation and was subsequently taken into custody for suspicion of DUI. He was released on $2,500 bond.
Now You Can Bet on Which Bengal Will Get a DUI
The Cincinnati Bengals have had a few tough years, with many of the team's players getting arrested for DUI or having other run-ins with the law. Now, according to the Business Courier of Cincinnati, you can make bets on which player will be most likely to get arrested again for DUI. Bet.Vega.com has given the Bengals 5-1 odds that it will have the next player to be arrested for a DUI. The Atlanta Falcons follow next with 8-1 odds.
Maple Leaf Mark Bell Completes DUI Sentence
NHL player Mark Bell, who pleaded no contest to a DUI hit and run in August of last year, has completed his community service sentence, which included picking up trash along highways in Toronto, Canada. "I was treated like everybody else," Bell said. "I was just like anybody else who made a mistake. I think I'm a better person for it."
Celebrity DUI Updates for August 21, 2008
NFL Star Kenny Stabler Goes to Trial for DUI in October
A special prosecutor has been appointed to try NFL star Kenny Stabler for his June DUI outside Mobile, Alabama. A trial date has been set for October 22. The city council of Robertsdale, Alabama appointed a special prosecutor in the case because Stabler has had "extensive legal dealings" in the area. Stabler refused a breathalyzer test when arrested. City officials are still looking for a judge for the trial.
"Office" Star Craig Robinson Arrested for DUI, Drugs
Actor Craig Robinson, best known for his role on the television show "The Office" and for a part in the new movie "Pineapple Express," has been charged with misdemeanor DUI and possession of drugs. Robinson was pulled over in Culver City, California for a traffic violation when police reportedly found ecstasy, cocaine, amphetamines, and pot in his car. He was released on $10,000 bail.
Shia LaBoeuf Returns to Work after DUI
Actor Shia LaBoeuf has reportedly returned to work to film the sequel to the "Transformers" movie. LaBoeuf was arrested for DUI after a July car crash that injured his left hand, which required extensive surgery. Police have cleared LaBoeuf from causing the accident, but he was still charged with DUI.
Pennsylvania Mayor Resigns after Third DUI
The Philadelphia Daily News has reported that Eugene Maysky, Mayor of a Pennsylvania town called Trainer Borough, has resigned from office after getting a third DUI. Maysky resigned in a letter to the city council saying he needed to "correct the critical needs of several personal issues." Maysky was most recently arrested in early August for a DUI, but was also charged with DUI in 2005 and 1988. The resignation letter was apparently read to the council by the City Council President John Matthews, who was reportedly convicted of DUI in 2002.
Nicole Richie Attending DUI Classes
The "Gossip Girls" website has reported that Nicole Richie is faithfully attending the court-ordered alcohol and traffic education classes stemming from her DUI conviction last year. The woman dubbed "Wrong Way Richie" by the media because she was driving the wrong way down an interstate when arrested in California for DUI has reportedly NOT been driving to the lessons: a chauffeur drops her off.
Kiefer Sutherland Speaks about DUI Jail Sentence
On the Late Show with David Letterman, actor Kiefer Sutherland spoke of the extended time he spent in jail for a second DUI arrest. When asked by Letterman if the inmates "were supportive," Sutherland said a reputed gang member was sending him gang hand signals, and he didn't know what to do, "So I gave him a thumbs up sign. He got a chuckle out of that." Sutherland also mentioned that he had a "healthy fear" while in jail and said, "I dropped the soap [in the shower] and I went, 'Soap is overrated' and I'm done with my shower." Sutherland, unlike other celebrities who have violated DUI probation by getting a second DUI, spent about 30 days in jail.
Celebrity DUI Updates for August 13, 2008
Shia LaBoeuf Admits Drinking Issues
Before he was arrested for DUI, actor Shia LaBeouf apparently told Details magazine that he has struggled with his drinking. "I don't know how to [drink] like a gentleman. I don't know how to have one drink," he reportedly said in an issue that will appear on newsstands in September. LaBoeuf also told the magazine that his father is a former heroin addict and they "would drink together and smoke together, and it's just a bad deal." LaBoeuf was arrested in late July for DUI after he was involved in a car crash in Los Angeles. LaBoeuf has been charged with misdemeanor DUI.
Angie Everhart Takes DUI Plea Deal
Actress and former model Angie Everhart has taken a plea deal in response to her April DUI arrest in Los Angeles. Everhart pleaded guilty to misdemeanor reckless driving in a Los Angeles Superior Court in exchange for a dropped DUI charge. Everhart will get 36 months of probation, pay a $300 fine, enroll in a 12-hour alcohol education program and agree not to drive when drinking.
Footballer Warren Moon Gets Five Days of Home Detention for DUI
Seattle Seahawks announcer and former NFL Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon has gotten a stellar DUI deal: he was sentenced to only five days of home detention in exchange for pleading guilty to negligent driving for his second DUI arrest. Moon will be able to work during his home detention and will pay only $500 in fines. Moon was arrested for DUI in April and December of 2007 but was charged both times with negligent driving. Moon has apologized publicly for his "errors in judgment."
Cynthia Busch, Wife of Maryland House Speaker, Arrested for DUI
C ynthia Busch, wife of House Speaker Michael Busch, has been arrested and charged with DUI in Annapolis, Maryland. A state trooper reportedly stopped her after she failed to stop at an intersection that had flashing red lights. Police reports state that the trooper observed a strong smell of alcohol. In a public statement, Michael Busch said, "This is a regrettable incident that is being dealt with as a family matter."
Mischa Barton after DUI: I Went to Rebab to Prove I Was Sober
Though her probation for a DUI arrest is not anywhere near over, actress Mischa Barton told a reporter for Marie Claire magazine that she hates drunken drivers. "Living in L.A., I can't stand them, and that's why I was so disappointed in myself. I wanted to prove to the court that I would take it completely seriously, so I went to rehab to prove I was sober." Barton has also told reporters at other media outlets that she resents being mentioned with Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton, who also have had high profile DUI cases.
Hip Hopper Gucci Mane Arrested for DUI, Drug Possession
The rapper known as Gucci Mane has been arrested in Henry County, Georgia for drunk driving, felony possession of a firearm, and possession of marijuana. Police stopped the rapper, whose real name is Radric Davis, and found pot and a gun while searching his car. He was released on $3,000 bond.
Celebrity DUI Updates for July 31, 2008
Shia LaBoeuf Arrested for DUI after Rollover Car Crash
Actor Shia LaBoeuf has been arrested for DUI after he was involved in a rollover car crash in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Police Department has cleared LaBoeuf of causing the accident; however, they have charged him with misdemeanor California DUI. According to Reuters news service, LaBoeuf was making a left turn when another driver failed to stop at a red light and smashed into LaBoeuf's vehicle, causing it to roll over. It is not known whether blood alcohol content tests were taken. LaBoeuf, 22, was arrested for disorderly conduct last year at a Chicago drug store and also cited for smoking in public last February. Both charges were dismissed.
Scott Michael Foster Charged with DUI after Arrest
Actor Scott Michael Foster has been charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI after his Los Angeles, California arrest following a traffic stop. Foster was charged with DUI in Los Angeles and with driving with a blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08 percent He posted $5,000 bail and will be arraigned on August 11.
Illinois State Rep Bob Biggins Pleads Guilty to DUI
Illinois State Representative Bob Biggins of Elmhurst, Illinois has pleaded guilty to DUI in a Sangamon County Circuit Court. Biggins was sentenced to six months supervision and six months suspension of his drivers license, and will also undergo counseling. Biggins paid $1,200 in fines. He was arrested last May after a police officer reportedly spotted him driving on the wrong side of the street. Biggins reportedly told the Chicago Tribune that he had made "a serious mistake" and apologized for the incident.
Scott Weiland to Write Autobiography; Tour Again
Two DUIs and a drug arrest are not about to stop rocker Scott Weiland. The rock star has reported that he will reunite with the Stone Temple Pilots, a band which he co-founded, and tour again. Weiland has said he also plans to write his autobiography. Weiland was arrested last year for DUI after a car crash in Los Angeles, California and was subsequently kicked out of his second band, Velvet Revolver, because of his "erratic behavior." Weiland has had a long history of battling drugs, with a 1995 arrest for buying crack, a 2003 DUI, and last year's second DUI. Weiland has announced that he will work with the Stone Temple Pilots to record a fifth album soon.
Court Says Lindsay Lohan is "On Track" with DUI Probation
The Associated Press has reported that a Los Angeles Superior Court has determined that Lindsay Lohan's is "on track" with her DUI probation. In a recent status hearing which Lohan did not attend, Lohan's DUI attorney Blair Berk said Lohan has completed court-ordered community service, served 84 minutes in jail, and visited a morgue and emergency room as part of her DUI sentence. Another progress report for Lohan is scheduled for January.
Celebrity DUI Updates for July 24, 2008
Actor Scott Michael Foster Arrested for DUI
Actor Scott Michael Foster has been arrested in Los Angeles, California for DUI after a normal traffic stop, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. Foster was reportedly given field tests that determined he had been drinking. He was released on $5,000 bond and will return to court on August 11.
Khloe Kardashian Serves a "Terrifying" Three Hours in Jail for DUI
Reality TV star Khloe Kardashian told Ryan Seacrest on his radio show that her 173 minutes in jail for violating probation on a DUI charge were "terrifying." Kardashian reportedly told Seacrest that she was forced to watch a videotape about "How to be a Good Inmate" (horrors!) and was put into solitary confinement because her presence was upsetting the other inmates. Kardashian was sentenced to 30 days in jail but spent less than three hours because of overcrowding conditions. "I'm very happy to have all this behind me," she reportedly said.
Detroit Chef Jimmy Schmidt Charged with DUI
Jimmy Schmidt, a celebrity chef and owner of Detroit's famous Rattlesnake Club, has been charged with misdemeanor DUI after a car crash earlier this month. Schmidt was arrested July 12 after driving into several parked cars. He will return to a Detroit District Court on September 11 for a pretrial conference. Schmidt's attorney, Joseph Boyer, told reporters he expects Schmidt to be acquitted of the charges.
Paris Hilton Denies Boozer Tour with Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan
Paris Hilton has reportedly denied rumors that she was planning a road tour with former BFFs and fellow party girls Lindsay Lohan and Britney Spears. "I do not think that would be a good idea at all," she said, adding that such an idea was "so not hot." Hilton has also claimed that she has "calmed down" since meeting boyfriend Benji Madden, and is no longer a part of the Hollywood party scene. Funny - Lindsay and Britney aren't either.
Celebrity DUI Updates for July 17, 2008
Kiefer Sutherland: DUI Was "Dumb Mistake"
PEOPLE magazine has reported that actor Kiefer Sutherland has told reporters that his recent DUI, which garnered him 48 days in jail for a probation violation, was "obviously a very stupid thing." Sutherland was reportedly attending a Television Critics Association conference in Beverly Hills, California. Sutherland was fortunate in that he served his jail time during a Hollywood writers' strike and did not miss work on his current television series "24."
Khloe Kardashian Gets the Klink for DUI Probation Violation
The Associated Press has reported that "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" star Khloe Kardashian will spend 30 days in jail for violating her DUI probation. Kardashian was arrested in 2007 for a DUI. Kardashian also failed to complete a court-ordered alcohol treatment program and will need to begin that within three weeks of her release from jail.
Celeb Chef Curtis Stone May Take DUI Plea Deal
Several newspapers are reporting that hunky celebrity chef Curtis Stone may take a DUI plea deal. Stone was arrested outside his Hollywood home in late May. A breathalyzer test showed his blood alcohol content at .10, which is above the California legal limit of .08. Prosecutors may reportedly drop the DUI charge for a lesser plea if Stone agrees.
University of Evansville President Stephen Jennings Arrested for DUI
Stephen Jennings, the president of the University of Evansville, has entered into an alcohol treatment program after he was arrested for Indiana DUI. Jennings was arrested outside Evansville, Indiana after he was stopped by police for driving into a median. He reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .14, which is above the legal limit of .08 in Indiana. Shortly after his arrest, Jennings released a statement saying he would take "every necessary action" to make sure it won't happen again. He reportedly entered a county drug and alcohol program. The DUI was his first offense.
Jacksonville Jaguars' Brian Williams Found Not Guilty of DUI at Trial
The Associated Press has reported that defensive linebacker Brian Williams has been found not guilty of DUI. Williams went to trial after he initially pleaded no contest and then changed his plea to not guilty. A jury in the two day trial found him not guilty of driving under the influence of alcohol in September 2006. If convicted, Williams would have faced up to one year in jail. Williams had refused to take a breathalyzer test at the time of his arrest and has said he was not drunk.
Celebrity DUI Updates for July 10, 2008
Steve Foley Reportedly Gets $5.5 Million for DUI Shooting
The Associated Press has reported that former San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley, who settled his DUI shooting lawsuit with the city of Coronado, California, will get a reported $5.5 million settlement. Foley was shot by off-duty Coronado police officer Aaron Mansker during a DUI stop in 2006 and is unable to play or coach football after the incident.
University of Tennessee's Britton Colquitt Pleads Guilty to DUI
University of Tennessee senior football player Britton Colquitt pleaded guilty to DUI. He was sentenced to 24 hours of community service and a $250 fine. Colquitt was also suspended for the first five games of 2008. Colquitt told news reporters that he wants to learn from the experience and work hard at getting drafted by an NFL team.
Seahawks' Lofa Tatupu Sentenced for DUI
Seattle Seahawks' star linebacker Lofa Tatupu pleaded guilty to DUI in Kirkland, Washington. He was ordered to have an ignition interlock device installed in his car for one year. The device measures alcohol on the breath before the car's ignition will start. He will also spend a day in jail, can't drive for 90 days and will pay more than $1200 in fines.
Tulsa News Anchor Jerry Giordano Arrested for DUI
Tulsa weekend news anchor Jerry Giordano, who works for KTUL Channel 8 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, was reportedly arrested for DUI and may have been involved in a hit-and-run accident. According to a police report, residents said several vehicles and two street signs were hit by a vehicle that matched the description of Giordano's vehicle. Giordano reportedly told arresting officers, "I know I am drunk," and "What would it take to make this go away?" He was released from the Tulsa jail after posting $6,000 in bond. A court hearing is set for July 11.
Buccaneers' Jerramy Stevens Suspended Two Games for DUI
The National Football League has announced that Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Jerramy Stevens will be suspended for the first two games of the 2008 season for failing to comply with the league's substance abuse policy. Stevens was arrested for Arizona DUI last March, with a reported blood alcohol content of .20, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08.
Celebrity DUI Updates for July 3, 2008
Steve Foley Settles with City of Coronado for DUI Shooting
Steve Foley, the former San Diego chargers linebacker whose career ended when an off-duty Coronado, California police officer shot him near his home during a DUI arrest, has entered into an undisclosed settlement agreement with the city of Coronado, California. Both parties agreed to the settlement after three weeks of testimony about an incident that happened in September of 2006 and ended with the police officer shooting Foley in the left knee and hip, and according to an orthopedic surgeon who testified in court, injuring him so much that he will be unable to play or even coach football again. Foley pleaded guilty to the misdemeanor DUI charge but filed a lawsuit against the city of Coronado for the shooting shortly after the incident.
South Carolina State Senator Randy Scott Gets License Back After DUI
South Carolina State Senator Randy Scott can drive again after appearing in a Dorchester County court to get his drivers license back. Scott was arrested for DUI last April and claims that he took a clean breath test which showed no alcohol in his system. Police officers claim Scott refused a breath test. A judge ruled to return Scott's license to him when nobody showed up in court to protest. Scott has motioned to have his DUI charge dismissed, but the court has not yet ruled.
Surgeon Who Operated on Kanye West's Mom Arrested for DUI
Dr. Jan Adams, the controversial plastic surgeon who has been accused of being responsible for the death of Kanye West's mother, has been arrested in Solano County, California for DUI. Adams was stopped after a witness called police regarding a swerving vehicle. According to California Highway Police, Adams did take a breathalyzer test but the result was not released. Adams was reportedly cooperative with police. The California legal limit for blood alcohol content is .08. He has no prior DUI convictions.
Nicole Richie Feels Like "Worst Person in the World" for Getting DUI
Nicole Richie, who spent 80 minutes in jail after she was arrested twice for DUI, has told reporters that she feels"like the worst person in the world" for having driven while under the influence of substances. Richie had reportedly smoked marijuana and was drinking when she was arrested for a second DUI in 2006. Now Richie's a mom who has said she'll set a good example for daughter Harlow. "There's absolutely no way I will do anything like that again.... I'm in a completely different place now," Richie reportedly said.
Celebrity DUI Updates for June 26, 2008
Carmelo Anthony Pleads Guilty to Reduced DUI Charge
The Associated Press has reported that Denver Nuggets player Carmelo Anthony has accepted a plea deal for an April incident in which he was stopped for weaving and was charged with DUI. Anthony reportedly failed sobriety tests. Anthony pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of driving while impaired. He will serve one year of probation, 24 hours of community service and pay $1,000 in court costs.
Steve Foley's Civil Trial against Cops for DUI Shooting Begins
Steve Foley, the former San Diego Chargers linebacker who was shot by a California police officer during a DUI arrest, has begun opening statements in his civil trial against the city of Coronodo, California and police officer Aaron Mansker. Foley's attorneys have agued that Mansker violated police training standards by shooting Foley in 2006 during a DUI arrest near Foley's home. The shooting ended Foley's career as a professional football player. Opening statements by attorneys for the city of Coronado are expected to take place next week.
Chicago Newscaster Walter Jacobsen Charged with DUI--Again
The Chicago Tribune has reported that retired and much-revered Chicago news anchor Walter Jacobsen has been arrested and charged with drunken driving. According to police reports, police were tipped off that Jacobsen's car was seen swerving in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois and had hit a parked vehicle. Jacobsen reportedly failed a field sobriety test when police arrived, and he was charged with DUI. This is his second DUI arrest. In 2004, Jacobsen was charged with drunken driving but took a plea deal and pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of negligent driving.
Tennesee Titan Jevon Kearse Arrested for DUI
Jevon Kearse, a defensive end for the Tennessee Titans, has been arrested for DUI after he was stopped by police for swerving and speeding. According to police reports, Kearse smelled of alcohol and admitted to the officer that he had one vodka and red bull drink. Kearse refused to take a breathalyzer test and was released shortly after his arrest. His next court date is not yet known.
Rapper Young Jeezy Charged With DUI
The rapper known as Young Jeezy has been charged with DUI after he was stopped on an Atlanta, Georgia highway for speeding. Jeezy, whose real name is Jay Jenkins, was charged with speeding, driving with no license plate, reckless driving, driving while impaired, and having an open container in his vehicle.
Celebrity DUI Updates for June 19, 2008
Rapper Snoop Dogg's Wife Shante Broadus Arrested for DUI
Shante Broadus, wife of the rapper known as Snoop Dogg, has been arrested in Fullerton, California for DUI. Shante is reportedly a clothing designer and starred on the rapper's recent reality television show. According to the Associated Press, Broadus was issued a citation and released without posting bond. It is not known whether she was issued a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test. She is scheduled to appear in court next month.
Jacksonville Jaguars' Richard Collier Takes Last-Minute DUI Plea Deal
Just when his DUI trial was set to begin, Richard Collier, an offensive tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars, changed his mind decided to take a plea deal. He pleaded no contest to DUI after being arrested last November for falling asleep behind the wheel of his car at a McDonald's drive-thru. In exchange for pleading no contest, Collier's sentence was not supersized: he will serve only six months probation and 50 hours of community service.
Seahawks' Lofa Tatupu Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
The Seattle Times has reported that Seattle Seahawks' linebacker Lofa Tatupu has pleaded not guilty to recent DUI charges. Tatupu appeared silent in a Kirkland, Washington Municipal Court while his attorney entered the plea. Tatupu was arrested last month for speeding and reportedly had a blood alcohol content of .15, which is nearly double the legal limit of .08 in Washington state. His next court date is set for July 7.
Singer Taylor Dayne Pleads No Contest to DUI
Singer Taylor Dane pleaded no contest to DUI charges in a Los Angeles Superior Court and was sentenced to two years of probation and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) program. Dayne was arrested in Beverly Hills last March for driving erratically. She is best known for her hit song, "Tell It to My Heart."
Tampa Sportscaster Steve Duemig Arrested for DUI
The Tampa Tribune has reported that WDAE radio sportscaster Steve Duemig has been arrested for DUI outside of St. Petersburg, FL. Duemig, who hosts a sports talk show, was later released from the Pinellas County Jail. Duemig, on his talk show, has strongly criticized the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for signing Jerramy Stevens because of Stevens' DUI issues. No further information about Duemig's arrest is available.
Celebrity DUI Updates for June 12, 2008
B ears Drop Cedric Benson For Second DUI in One Month
Cedric Benson, like former Chicago Bears player Tank Johnson, has been released by the team for getting arrested for two DUIs in one month. Though Benson denied being under the influence of alcohol on both occasions, Bears General Manager Jerry Angelo said that "There was alcohol involved...disappointment is a too-often used word when talking about Cedric Benson." Benson's latest arrest was in Austin, Texas and his earlier DUI was for allegedly driving a boat while intoxicated. He refused breathalyzer tests at both arrests. Angelo expressed his surprise about Benson's arrest, especially following his boating DUI weeks earlier.
Crimson Tide Broadcaster Kenny Stabler Arrested for Third DUI
The Associated Press has reported that Alabama Crimson Tide broadcaster and former Oakland Raiders player Kenny Stabler was arrested for his third DUI. According to police reports, Stabler was arrested on an Alabama highway and charged with DUI. He was released on $1,000 bail. Stabler was also arrested for DUI in 1995 and 2001. It is not known whether he took breathalyzer or blood tests.
Tampa Bay Bucs Prohibit DUI Talk on Website
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are so fed up with talk about a player's DUIs on their website message board that they have now banned all postings that mention an article by the Seattle Times regarding the Bucs' decision to sign legally-challenged and DUI-plagued player Jerramy Stevens. The Buccaneers' official website now warns posters that "Anyone posting the article, or linking to it, will be suspended." Perhaps it's a unique way to win over the fans.
Former Tennessee Lawmaker Kathryn Bowers' Reckless Driving Trial Set for December
Former Tennessee state senator Kathryn Bowers will go to trial in December for reckless driving, after August 2006 DUI charges against the former lawmaker were dismissed. Bowers was charged with misdemeanor reckless driving after she crashed her vehicle into a UPS truck. Prosecutors dropped DUI charges against her after toxicology reports found no alcohol in her blood and no prescription drugs. Bowers is set to go to jail June 16 for allegedly accepting bribes while in office.
Celebrity DUI Updates for June 5, 2008
Woman Who Crashed into Sandra Bullock and Husband Gets DUI Probation
The Gloucester, Massachusetts woman who crashed into an SUV in April that actress Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were riding in has pleaded guilty to DUI and has been sentenced to one year probation. Lucile Gatchell will also be unable to drive for 60 days and must complete an alcohol rehabilitation program. Gatchell's vehicle crossed a median and struck Bullock and James' vehicle head-on. Nobody was injured after the crash.
Canaries Pitcher Pat Mahomes Arrested for DUI
Sioux Falls Canaries star pitcher Pat Mahomes has been arrested for suspicion of DUI and has pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was also charged with driving with an open container, and driving without a license. This is Mahomes' second DUI arrest in about a year. He was also arrested in May 2007 for DUI, but had the charges reduced to reckless driving. Canaries General Manager Matt Hanson reportedly expressed concern by saying, "We pride ourselves on being family-oriented and these types of things can tarnish that image." However, Hanson also said he'll await a court verdict before acting.
Seattle Seahawks' Lofa Tatupu Still Not Charged with DUI
Though he was recently arrested for DUI and his blood alcohol content was reportedly .15, which is nearly twice the legal limit in the state of Washington, Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu has not been officially charged with DUI. According to a private law firm that consults with the Kirkland, Washington prosecutor's office, the office was still indecisive about whether to press charges against Tatupu. The office also commented that the delay was "common." Seahawks coach Mike Holmgren expressed unusual sympathy for Tatupu by reportedly saying, "He's a really fine guy...and I always say, "But for the grace of God go I.'" Actually, coach, that is a nice sentiment, but it's a flunked breathalyzer test, not the grace of God, which separates you.
Illinois State Rep Bob Biggins Arrested for DUI
The Associated Press has reported that Illinois State Representative Bob Biggins of Elmhurst, IL has been charged with DUI. Biggins was stopped for driving in the wrong lane and later arrested for suspicion of DUI. He will appear in court on June 18.
WWE's Mikey of the Spirit Squad Arrested for DUI
The Wrestling Champion known as "Mikey of the Sprit Squad" was arrested in Tampa for Florida DUI. The wrestler, whose real name is Michael Brendli, reportedly had a first breathalyzer reading of .91 and a second test - possibly because police could not believe the score - was .94. The Florida legal limit is .08. Brendli was released from jail after posting $500 bail.
Celebrity DUI Updates for May 28, 2008
Actor Nick Nolte Speaks Out About Addiction; DUI in Documentary
Actor Nick Nolte has created a documentary called "Nick Nolte: No Exit" in which he interviews himself about his movies, his struggles with addictions, and his 2002 DUI arrest, about which he mentions that the photo of him taken in jail was "voted best mugshot" and asks himself if he's proud of that. He then raises an arrest in the 1960s in which he was charged for selling fake draft cards. Nolte says, "[Selling fake draft cards] seems like a much bigger criminal action than that silly, goofy guy that was picked up [for a DUI in 2002]." Nolte also comments that he's been cast in the role of a Hollywood drunk.
Hawaii State Senator Ron Menor Pleads No Contest to DUI
The Associated Press has reported that Hawaii state senator Ron Menor has pleaded no contest to drunken driving, and was immediately sent to serve a 2-day sentence in the Oahu Community Correctional Facility. Menor claimed he was not intoxicated, but struggling with a contact lens, when he was stopped in late April for driving slowly. He refused a field sobriety test but reportedly failed a breathalyzer.
Montana's J.D. Quinn Arrested for Second DUI in a Year
It's not just the big league players who have multiple DUI arrests. University of Montana offensive lineman J.D. Quinn has been arrested for suspicion of DUI, according to the Associated Press. This is his second DUI arrest in a year. Quinn reportedly refused breathalyzer and blood tests, according to the Associated Press, and pleaded not guilty to the charge. He was released on $500 bond. Quinn was arrested last July on another DUI charge in Montana. He has pleaded not guilty to that charge and is awaiting trial. Quinn has reportedly been suspended from the team.
DUI Judge Sheila McGinnis Removed from Her Courtroom After DUI
The Sun Times News Group has reported that Chicago-area Cook County Circuit Court judge Sheila McGinnis has been ordered to restrict her duties because of May 9 arrest for DUI, speeding and failure to provide proof of insurance. McGinnis was a judge in the Bridgeview area of Chicago, where she presided over DUI charges, amongst other misdemeanors. She will not have courtroom duties until further notice, according to a decision made by the Executive Committee of the Circuit Court of Cook County. McGinnis will appear in her own Bridgeview courthouse for a hearing on June 6. An Illinois Supreme Court judge will assign her a judge from another county.
Chicago Bears' Cedric Benson Arrested for DUI
Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was arrested for a Texas DUI while boating in the state. Benson was stopped by the Lower Colorado River Authority for a routine safety check, and Benson was reportedly arrested for unruly behavior, and resisting arrest. Police reports say Benson required the use of pepper spray to be restrained. Benson has reportedly claimed that he was not drinking at the time of the arrest. Blood alcohol content results are not known.
Celebrity DUI Updates for May 22, 2008
Lane Garrison Moved to Maximum Security DUI Treatment Facility
Former "Prison Break" star Lane Garrison, now serving a 40-month sentence for DUI manslaughter, has been moved from Golden State Correctional Facility to the California Substance Abuse Treatment Facility, a maximum security facility. Garrison pleaded guilty last May to vehicular manslaughter after a teen passenger died after Garrison's vehicle crashed into a pole. Garrison was said to have a blood alcohol content above the .08 legal limit in California.
NY Congressman Vito Fossella's Secret Life Revealed after DUI
The Associated Press has that a DUI arrest in early May has revealed secrets that has New York Congressman Vito Fossella announcing that he will not seek re-election of his term. Fossella has been a U.S. representative since 1997. Fossella, who is married with three children, was reportedly arrested for Virginia DUI on May 1st. He had an alleged blood alcohol content above the legal limit of .08. Fossella reportedly told officers he was going to see his sick daughter. Laura Fay, the woman with whom he fathered a daughter outside of his marriage, posted bond to get Fossella out of jail. On May 20, Fossella announced that he will not seek re-election. He is due in court for his Virginia DUI charge next month.
Angie Everhart Gets DUI Continuance
Actress and model Angie Everhart has had her misdemeanor DUI case continued until June 18. The Los Angeles Superior court judge who was to hear her case, Michael Sauer, is rumored to be retiring soon, according to reports on TMZ. Sauer is the judge who sentenced Paris Hilton to jail for her DUI. Everhart was charged with a California DUI in April after a routine traffic stop.
Cincinnati Bengals Release Odell Thurman - DUI a Possible Factor
They didn't release him during his two-year NFL suspension for violating the league's substance abuse policies, but now the Cincinnati Bengals have announced they've given up on Odell Thurman. Thurman reportedly missed three voluntary on-field practices to attend the funeral of his grandmother, who raised him. "We've determined it's best to keep moving in a direction that does not include Odell," Bengals coach Marvin Lewis reportedly said, adding that he had "not seen the right steps taken," by Thurman. Thurman was re-instated into the league this past spring and was reportedly ordered by Lewis to attend the voluntary practices.
Seattle Seahawks' Lofa Tatupu Arrested for Washington DUI
Seattle Seahawks linebacker Lofa Tatupu was arrested in Kirkland, Washington for DUI. Tatupu was reportedly arrested for speeding and not using a signal when changing lanes when a police officer noticed the smell of alcohol on his breath, according to police reports. Tatupu reportedly failed field sobriety tests and had a blood alcohol content of .15, which is almost twice the legal limit of Washington DUI law.
Celebrity DUI Updates for May 15, 2008
Warrant Issued for Soap Star Sean Kanan over DUI
A Los Angeles Superior Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of soap opera actor Sean Kanan, for failure to appear in court for a DUI progress hearing. Kanan, who stars on "The Bold and the Beautiful," has two prior DUIs: one in 1998 and one in August of last year. Last December, Kanan pleaded no contest to DUI and was sentenced to five years probation and an alcohol education program. According to news reports, he has also failed to appear on the set of the television show.
Canada's Mark Bell Won't Go to Jail for NHL DUI
The Canadian Press has reported that Toronto Maple Leafs' Mark Bell was sentenced to a jail work program for his August DUI. Bell pleaded no contest to DUI and hit and run charges last summer after reportedly fleeing the scene of an accident in 2006. Bell was suspended from the National Hockey League for 15 games after the incident. Bell will work eight hours daily in prison from June 2 to August 15.
Hulk Hogan's Son Nick Sentenced to 8 Months for DUI Crash
The Associated Press has reported that Nick Hogan, son of wrestler Hulk Hogan, was sentenced to eight months in jail for a DUI car crash that seriously injured a passenger in his car. Nick Hogan, whose real last name is Bollea, 17, was immediately taken into custody after the sentencing. The crash last August injured John Graziano, a friend of Bollea, whose family recommended up to one year in jail. Bollea's blood alcohol content level was .02 at the time of the crash, which is illegal because he is a minor. The legal blood alcohol level for adults is .08 in Florida.
Carmelo Anthony Follows Colorado DUI with a Speeding Ticket
Three weeks after his DUI arrest, Denver Nuggets All Star Carmelo Anthony was cited for speeding in Denver, allegedly for driving 60 mph in a 45-mph zone. Anthony was arrested in late April after failing a roadside sobriety test after he was stopped on a Colorado interstate. He will appear in court for a Colorado DUI hearing in June. Anthony will not have to appear in court for the speeding ticket.
Rocker Scott Weiland Goes to Jail for DUI
Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots singer Scott Weiland has begun serving his eight-day DUI jail sentence in a Van Nuys, California jail. Weiland was arrested in December for California DUI and sentenced in late April to more than a week in jail and an alcohol education program. Weiland was reportedly asked to leave Velvet Revolver after his California DUI cause immigration issues. He has subsequently reunited with the Stone Temple Pilots.
Celebrity DUI Updates for April 24, 2008
Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Takes DUI Plea Deal; Skates on Other Charges
Rock star Richie Sambora has reportedly pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol content above .08 and has skipped out on child endangerment and DUI charges. Sambora was arrested in California last month for DUI while his daughter and another minor were riding in the car with him. His blood alcohol content was reportedly .13, which is above the California legal limit of .08. According to news reports, prosecutors dropped other charges against Sambora in exchange for the no contest plea. Sambora was sentenced to three years probation and an alcohol education class. He is ordered to not drink or do drugs for three years. This was his first DUI arrest.
Driver Arrested for DUI after Crash with Sandra Bullock and Jesse James
The driver who crashed into a car with actress Sandra Bullock and Jesse James in it has been charged with DUI and has already pleaded not guilty to the charge. Lucille Gatchell, 64, of Gloucester, Massachusetts, reportedly crashed her vehicle head-on into a vehicle in which Bullock and husband Jesse James were riding. According to Entertainment Tonight news, Gatchell's blood alcohol content was more than twice the legal limit. No serious injuries were reported. Gatcvhell will appear in court for a pre-trial hearing on June 6.
Wisconsin State Senator Randy Scott Arrested for DUI
The Dorchester County, Wisconsin Sheriff has reportedly arrested Wisconsin State Senator Randy Scott for DUI. According to police reports, Scott was stopped after he was spotted driving erratically and police smelled alcohol on his breath. Scott reportedly failed a field sobriety test but passed a breathalyzer test. The sheriff's department claims Scott did not provide "adequate sample" while Scott's attorney, Reese Joye, is calling the arrest "politically motivated." Scott and the county's Sheriff have a longstanding conflict, according to Nash. "It's no secret that I never got along with him," said Scott.
Jockey Patrick Valenzuela Finally Appears at DUI Hearing
Former Kentucky Derby winner Patrick Valenzuela has finally appeared in a San Bernardino County Superior Court, three weeks after missing his last DUI hearing. An arrest warrant had been issued for Valenzuela after he failed to appear in court in late March. Valenzuela was arrested last December for DUI in Upland, California and pleaded not guilty in February. He is the winner of the Kentucky Derby in 1989, seven Breeders' Cup wins, and other noted horse races. A jury trial has been set for May 19.
Celebrity DUI Updates for April 22, 2008
Lane Garrison Will Warn Teens about DUI after Jail
People magazine has reported that actor Lane Garrison, now in jail for DUI vehicular manslaughter, will devote his time to warning young people about drinking and driving. Garrison's attorney, Harland Braun-who was possibly more famous than Garrison before Garrison's DUI-reportedly said, "He will never forget what happened and he will have to learn to live with the guilt." Garrison was sentenced to 40 months in jail after a 2006 car crash killed a 17-year old Beverly Hills High School Student.
Rocker Richie Sambora Faces Child Endangerment Charges after DUI
Bon Jovi rocker Richie Sambora will face charges of child endangerment, in addition to his DUI. Sambora was arrested for DUI while driving with his 10-year old daughter, another minor, and his girlfriend. If Sambora is found guilty of both charges, he will likely face jail time. His arraignment is set for May 7.
Denver Nuggets' Carmelo Anthony Arrested for DUI
Carmelo Anthony, an all-star forward for the Denver Nuggets, was arrested for suspicion of DUI by Colorado State Police after a winning Denver Nuggets game. Anthony reportedly failed a road sobriety test after being pulled over on Interstate 25 in Colorado. He reportedly took a blood test, but the results were not yet available. Anthony's attorney, Dan Recht, issued an apology to "his fans, the Denver community, his teammates and the Nuggets organization for the distraction this is causing them." Anthony's court hearing is set for May 14.
Mischa Barton Pleads No Contest to DUI, As Expected
As expected, Mischa Barton's attorney has pleaded no contest to DUI charges against her. Barton was arrested last December in Hollywood for misdemeanor DUI and driving without a license. She was not present in court when her attorney, Anthony Salerno, entered her plea. According to Salerno, Barton will be fined $2,000, placed on a three year probation, and will attend an alcohol education class as part of a plea deal. Barton was quoted earlier this year as saying, "I'm really disappointed in myself...I don't intend to do something this stupid again."
La Mesa California Mayor's Companion Pleads Not Guilty to DUI
Trisha Turner has pleaded not guilty to the year's first really-strange, almost-famous DUI case. Turner was found passed out at the wheel of a running SUV owned by Art Madrid, the mayor of La Mesa, California. Madrid was found nearby, passed out on a sidewalk. Madrid was reportedly quoted as saying he was "shocked" that Turner was charged with a DUI. He has not been charged with any crime. Turner could spend up to six months in jail if convicted. Meanwhile, city officials in La Mesa have hired an independent investigator to determine whether police gave the mayor special treatment.
Nickelback's Chad Kroger Skips Court; Found Guilty of DUI
Nickelback rock star Chad Kroger was reportedly found guilty of DUI after he skipped a court appearance in British Columbia. Kroger was arrested by Surrey, British Columbia police for speeding and charged with DUI in June 2006. Kroger's attorney had argued that police had illegally obtained breath samples, however a judge dismissed those claims and found Kroger guilty. He is scheduled for sentencing on May 1.
Celebrity DUI Updates for April 10, 2008
Mischa Barton Expected to Take DUI Plea Deal
Actress Mischa Barton will reportedly accept a DUI plea deal for her December DUI arrest. In exchange for pleading no contest to the DUI charge, Barton will reportedly get off the hook for her possession of marijuana charge and will get a reduced charge for driving without a license. She'll reportedly get three years of probation and an unknown amount of fines, and will also have to attend an alcohol education class.
Former Cardinal Scott Spiezio Pleads Guilty to DUI Charges
Former St. Louis Cardinals player Scott Spiezio pleaded guilty to misdemeanor DUI and hit-and-run charges in a California court room. Spiezio was dropped from the Cardinals after he was arrested last December for crashing his car in Irvine, California and allegedly leaving the scene of the accident. Spiezio then reportedly punched a neighbor when he returned home to his condo. Prosecutors dropped assault charges in exchange for pleading guilty to the DUI charge. Spiezio must attend two AA meetings, serve 80 hours of community service and pay more than $800 in fines. He will get three years of probation for the incident.
Former WWE Wrestler Andrew "Test Drive" Martin Arrested for DUI
The Tampa Tribune has reported that former WWE wrestler Andrew "Test Drive" Martin has been arrested for Florida DUI and driving with a suspended or revoked license. Martin was reportedly driving "recklessly" on Interstate 275 in Florida when Florida State Police stopped him. Martin reportedly failed field sobriety tests even though police reports stated that he did not smell of alcohol. Martin refused to take a urine test. He was released on $500 bond.
Home Foreclosure for Repeat DUI Offender Tamara Mitchell Ford
The Memphis Daily News has reported that Tamara Mitchell-Ford is now facing foreclosure on her home in addition to multiple DUI charges. The former wife of John Ford, a former Tennessee state Senator, is currently in jail for multiple DUI convictions and probation violations. This is the second foreclosure notice Mitchell-Ford has received in the past year. Mitchell-Ford will likely remain in jail until May of this year for her DUI arrests.
Broncos' QB Jay Cutler Cuts Down Marshall for DUI, Injury
The Denver Post has reported that Denver Broncos Quarterback Jay Cutler won't cut any slack for troubled teammate Brandon Marshall's DUI and recent physical injuries. "He's not my favorite person right now," Cutler allegedly told reporters. "It's always something with him right now and you can't have that. It's disappointing...it's a trust issue." Cutler was referring to Marshall's recent DUI arrest and then his subsequent inexplicable injuries to his right arm, in which Marshall said his arm fell into his television.
Celebrity DUI Updates for April 3, 2008
Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora Arrested for DUI
Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was arrested in Laguna Beach, California for misdemeanor DUI. Sambora was reportedly stopped by police for erratic driving and failed field sobriety tests and a blood test. Sambora is scheduled to appear in court May 7. Sambora's daughter Ava, 10, was reportedly in the vehicle when Sambora was arrested.
Warren Moon's DUI Trial Set for June 10
The Seattle Times has reported that former Seattle Seahawks quarterback Warren Moon appeared in a Kirkland, Washington municipal court for a pre-trial hearing for his DUI arrest last December. Moon reportedly refused sobriety tests at the time of his arrest and pleaded not guilty to the charges. He will reportedly go to trial on June 10.
Scott Weiland Kicked Out of Band After DUI, Immigration Woes
The rock band known as Velvet Revolver has announced that singer Scott Weiland was voted off their island, saying Weiland's "increasingly erratic onstage behavior and personal problems have forced us to move on." Weiland was reportedly blamed for the band's inability to perform four scheduled tour dates in Japan last December, when Japanese immigration officials denied the band entry to the country because band member backgrounds included arrests. Weiland was then was arrested for DUI in December after a car crash in Los Angeles, California.
Donald Sutherland Speaks Out on Son Kiefer's DUI
Actor Donald Sutherland reportedly said that he wrote to his son Kiefer Sutherland nearly every day when the younger Sutherland was in jail for violating probation on a DUI. Daddy Sutherland said, "Jail was tough for him. He had 48 days inside...it was very, very cold." Kiefer Sutherland reportedly was allowed 14 minutes per day for phone calls. Kiefer Sutherland was arrested for DUI last September after making an illegal u-turn. He was on probation for a prior DUI in 2004.
Celebrity DUI Updates for March 27, 2008
Broncos' Brandon Marshall Gets New DUI Court Date
The Colorado Springs Gazette has reported that Brandon Marshall of the Denver Broncos pleaded not guilty to DUI charges against him. Marshall was arrested in late October and pleaded not guilty in December. A Denver County Court rescheduled his next court appearance for June 18. Marshall appeared in court with a cast and sling on his right arm, claiming he'd stumbled into his television and his arm "went right through the TV."
Mickey Rourke Takes Plea Deal for Scooter DUI Arrest
If comedian Bill Murray can get arrested for DUI while driving a golf cart, then actor Mickey Rourke can get one for driving a scooter. Rourke pleaded guilty to reckless driving in Miami Beach, Florida as part of a DUI plea deal. Rourke and a female companion were stopped for weaving while driving a Vespa scooter. Rourke's breathalyzer test was found to be under the legal limit of .08 in Florida. About his female companion, Rourke had this to say: "I have no idea who she was. I met her in a bar and never saw her again." Rourke was sentenced to six months probation, 50 hours of community service, and an online driving course.
La Mesa, California Mayor Art Madrid and Friend in DUI Wrangle
Trisha Kristine Turner, 34, was charged with drunken driving after she was found slumped in the driver's seat of La Mesa, California Mayor Art Madrid's vehicle while the engine was running. Madrid was found lying nearby on the sidewalk. According to the District Attorney's Office, Madrid, 73, has not been charged for the incident. Police reportedly found the couple after a tip was called in to 911. Field sobriety and blood alcohol content tests were not given to the pair. After learning of the recent charges, Madrid commented to a reporter, "Are you kidding me? I am really shocked." Turner was unavailable for comment. Madrid has been Mayor of La Mesa, California since 1990.
Cop Who Shot Steve Foley Is Honored for DUI Arrests
If you shoot a celebrity in California, you sometimes get an award for it. Coronado, California cop Aaron Mansker was honored by Mothers Against Drunk Driving for being an "Outstanding DUI Officer of the Year." In 2006, Mansker followed former San Diego Chargers linebacker Steve Foley to his home and shot him after a confrontation. Foley subsequently filed a lawsuit against the city of Coronado, claiming he was unjustly shot. Mansker was not reprimanded for the shooting.
Jim Leyritz Visits Yankees Clubhouse While Facing Felony DUI Charges
Former New York Yankee Jim Leyritz visited with former Yankees team members in Florida while facing DUI manslaughter charges there. Leyritz was charged with DUI manslaughter after a December car crash in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida that killed a 30-year old mother of two. Blood alcohol content for Leyritz was reportedly twice the legal limit of .08 in Florida.
Celebrity DUI Updates for March 20, 2008
Actor Thomas Jane, Patricia Arquette's Husband, Arrested for DUI
Actor Thomas Jane, who is married to "Medium" star Patricia Arquette, has been arrested for DUI, according to the California Highway Police. Jane, 39, was reportedly stopped for speeding in Kern County, California and booked on DUI, having a blood alcohol content higher than .08, and possession of drugs without a prescription. Jane was reportedly clocked at 124 mph when he was stopped.
Girl Scouts Boot Gilligan's Island Star Dawn Because of DUI, Pot Arrest
The South Florida Sun-Sentinel has reported that Dawn Wells, who played Mary Ann on the 1960s television show "Gilligan's Island," has been canceled from speaking at a Girl Scouts fundraiser because of a DUI and drug arrest. "We didn't feel it would be appropriate for her to speak under the circumstances...She would not be a good role model," said Holly Policy, spokesperson for the Jupiter, Florida-based chapter of the Girl Scouts. Wells had recently taken a plea deal and pleaded guilty to reckless driving in exchange for having DUI, drug paraphernalia, and possession of a controlled substance charges dropped. Wells was sentenced to five days in jail, six months probation, and nearly $500 in fines.
Jessica Sierra's Real Rehab Interferes with Celebrity Rehab Reunion
Former American Idol finalist Jessica Sierra's DUI issues have kept her from reuniting with a "Celebrity Rehab" reality reunion. Sierra is currently spending one year in a "real" rehab facility, as ordered by court for her DUI, and was unable to leave to attend the show. Sierra was charged with the DUI last fall before her "Celebrity Rehab" show aired. The reality show, led by Dr. Drew Pinsky, was about celebrities who were abusing substances and wanted to quit.
WWE's Kurt Angle Reportedly Speaks Out on DUI Arrest
PWMania.com has reported that professional wrestler Kurt Angle has spoken out to Wrestling-Radio.com about his DUI arrest last October. Angle said "some crazy lady" reported him to police because he accidentally cut her off in traffic, and the woman who reported him had had a DUI herself three weeks earlier. Angle claimed he had passed field sobriety tests but was arrested and charged because he refused a blood test. His next court date is unknown.
Lindsay Lohan on DUIs: No One Was Supportive
Actress Lindsay Lohan has told Us magazine that she felt that the media was "a little harsh" on her and that she felt that nobody supported her during her two DUI arrests last year and three stints in rehab. "It was hard to get through...but I'm a tough cookie. I got through it myself," she said. Lohan also revealed that she will "probably not" appear on her mom's reality show, "Living Lohan."
Celebrity DUI Updates for March 17, 2008
Vanessa Hudgens Holds Lindsay Lohan's DUI Against Sister Ali Lohan
Diva alert: according to TransWorld News, Vanessa Hudgens reportedly freaked when she heard that Ali Lohan, 14-year old sister of rehabbed DUI sister Lindsay Lohan, might be hired for "High School Musical 3." Hudgens was reportedly weary of the drama that Lindsay Lohan's younger sibling might bring to the set. Earth to Vanessa: they are not the same person, and you're no Diva. Lighten up.
Tamara Mitchell Ford: 43-Year Old DUI Poster Child
Tamara Mitchell-Ford has been arrested, charged, and jailed for DUI so many times that it's difficult to keep all the facts straight. The former wife of former Tennessee state Senator John Ford was recently charged with two more DUIs while serving time in jail for violating two other DUI probations. Mitchell-Ford's attorney said he hopes to reach a plea deal with prosecutors and plead guilty to both new charges. If a deal is reached, Mitchell-Ford's sentence for the two DUIs, which were from September and October of 2007, will be added to her current jail sentence and she would be released from jail in 2009. Meanwhile, John Ford, Mitchell-Ford's ex-husband, is set to begin his own 66-month jail sentence for bribery. He's been able to stay out of jail so far because the couple has three children who need at least one parent out of jail to care for them.
Panthers' Dwayne Jarrett Arrested for DUI
United Press International has reported that Dwayne Jarrett, a wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, was arrested for suspicion of DUI. The athlete, 21, was arrested for a traffic stop when a police officer smelled alcohol. Jarrett reportedly failed a roadside sobriety test. He was released on $1,000 bail from the Mint Hill, North Carolina police station. No court date has been announced.
Heidi Fleiss Comments to Newsweek About DUI
Former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss spoke out in Newsweek about her recent DUI arrest in Nevada. While granting an interview on an unrelated matter, Fleiss was asked about her DUI. "Eh, you know, whatever it is, I don't care," she said, "Whether they send me to county jail, whether it's drug court, I don't care. Get it over with." When asked about people who had been "making fun" of her DUI mugshot, Fleiss said, "It's the worst picture ever. I can't look like Miss America all the time." Fleiss was charged with a misdemeanor DUI last month, even though she was reportedly inebriated in a parked car at the time. She was also charged with driving without a license.
Paris Hilton's Teenage Brother Barron Charged with DUI
Barron Hilton, younger brother to the infamous Paris Hilton, was charged with four misdemeanors stemming from his DUI arrest in Malibu, California in February. Hilton, 18, was reportedly carrying a fake drivers license when he was arrested, and his blood alcohol content was .14, which is nearly twice the legal limit of .08 in California. His next court date is April 14. Barron's older sister Paris served time in a California jail last year for violating probation on her own DUI.
Celebrity DUI Updates for March 6, 2008
Lindsay Lohan Says She's "Back on Track" after DUI
People magazine has reported that Lindsay Lohan has said she is "back on track" now that she is sober. Lohan spent time in three different rehab programs, had multiple car accidents, and was arrested for DUI in the past year. "My life was distracted by certain things that got in the way of work," Lohan said. Lohan said she's now working on a movie with Jack Black and David Arquette, and recording a new album.
Actress Mischa Barton's Attorney Will Reportedly Seek Plea Deal for DUI
Actress Mischa Barton's attorney has announced that he will try to negotiate a DUI plea deal so Barton can avoid jail. Barton was recently arrested and charged with DUI, drug possession, and driving without a license. Anthony Salerno, Barton's attorney, said he will ask for probation and alcohol awareness classes on April 10. This is Barton's first offense.
American Idol's Amanda Overmyer Arrested for DUI in 2006
American Idol's Amanda Overmyer was once arrested for DUI in 2006, various news outlets have reported. The former nurse, 23, pleaded guilty to DUI in Mulberry, Indiana and received a suspended sentence of 60 days in jail. Probation for her DUI reportedly ended in 2007.
Rock Star Scott Weiland Completes DUI Rehab
Rocker Scott Weiland of the rock bands Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots has completed the 28-day DUI rehab stemming from his November DUI arrest in Los Angeles, California. Weiland was arrested for DUI and possession of crack cocaine after an accident on a California freeway. Weiland's attorney told TMZ that the rocker is "doing well" after rehab.
Former Mississippi State Senator Tommy Robertson's DUI Woes
Former Mississippi state Senator Tommy Robertson has reportedly resigned from a governor-appointed tax commission and has entered an alcohol rehabilitation program after he was arrested for DUI last week. Robertson has two prior DUI convictions. A spokesman for Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour confirmed the resignation. Robertson was a Mississippi state senator for 16 years. A spokesperson for Robertson confirmed that he is now in alcohol treatment.
Celebrity DUI Updates for February 28, 2008
Actress Mischa Barton Charged with DUI
A Los Angeles Superior Court has charged actress Mischa Barton, 22, with several misdemeanors stemming from her December DUI arrest. Barton was stopped by police in Los Angeles, California last December after driving erratically and failing to signal when making a turn. She has been charged with DUI, driving with a blood alcohol level above .08, driving without a license, and possession of marijuana. Her arraignment is set for February 28.
Rebecca Broussard Sentenced to Jail for DUI
The Associated Press has reported that Rebecca Broussard, the baby mama to two of actor Jack Nicholson's children, has taken a plea deal and was sentenced to five days in jail. Broussard, 44, was arrested last August after a car crash in Los Angeles. Broussard pleaded no contest to the charges in exchange for getting a felony DUI charge dropped, and will get five days in jail and three years of probation. Additionally, she was sentenced to 30 days of community service and an alcohol treatment program.
Mike Tyson Speaks Out on Sobriety, DUI, and Upcoming Movie
With actor Jamie Foxx reportedly set to take on the movie role of controversial boxer Mike Tyson, Tyson himself has spoken out about his life and his struggle with substance abuse. Tyson was arrested last year for multiple DUI and drug possession charges. Tyson told news reporters, "Even when I was training for a fight, there were no drugs, but I would drink. I had never been clean and sober my whole life." Tyson insists that a substance abuse program helped him get clean: "This is the first time. I'm tired of losing. I lost the trust of my family, my five kids. I didn't like that way of life and decided to change. I saw the devil and didn't want that."
NHL Player David Legwand Charged with DUI
NHL Nashville Predators player David Legwand has been charged with DUI, according to Nashville, Tennessee police. Legwand was arrested in mid-February after a police officer pulled him over for speeding. The officer noticed that Legwand had bloodshot eyes and smelled of alcohol. The hockey player, who reportedly just signed a $27 million contract with the Predators, reportedly refused a breathalyzer test during his arrest. Legwand will appear in court March 12.
Celebrity DUI Updates for February 14, 2008
DUI Runs in the Family: Barron Hilton Arrested for DUI
Paris Hilton's Baby Brother All Grown Up Now
The Associated Press has reported that Barron Hilton, Paris Hilton's 18-year-old brother, has been arrested for DUI in Malibu, California. His older sister Paris spent two weeks in jail for DUI and related probation violations. Barron Hilton reportedly posted $20,000 bail after his arrest and was released from the Malibu jail.
Former Madam Heidi Fleiss Arrested for DUI
The Smoking Gun website has reported that former Hollywood Madam Heidi Fleiss was arrested and charged with misdemeanor DUI in Nevada, even though she had not yet driven her parked vehicle when she was arrested. Fleiss was also charged with illegal possession of prescription drugs and driving without a license. Nevada police reportedly received a tip about a drunken driver when they approached Fleiss, who was at the wheel of her vehicle, but not driving. She was released on bond shortly after the arrest.
Vivica Fox Advised Nicole Richie on DUI: "Get a Driver"
Finally, someone in Hollywood has figured out what the rest of us have been saying all along: hire a driver. Vivica Fox, who pleaded no contest to DUI last December, claims she learned to hire a driver after her DUI troubles and told reporters backstage at the BET Awards that she advised Nicole Richie to do the same. Nicole Richie has been arrested twice for DUI and served time in jail for it. "It's a lesson I definitely learned. No one is above the law," said Fox.
California Congressional Hopeful Theodore Terbolizard Arrested for DUI
The San Jose Mercury News has reported that California Congressional candidate Theodore Terbolizard was arrested for DUI and speeding after Grass Valley, California police stopped him for speeding. The GOP candidate took a breathalyzer, but police have not yet reported results. Terbolizard is from Cedar Ridge, California and running for the seat that Republican Representative John Doolittle has vacated. Terbolizard reportedly told the Union newspaper that he thought the arrest would not affect his candidacy, except to give him more publicity.
Mel Gibson Scheduled for DUI Compliance Hearing
Actor Mel Gibson is scheduled for a compliance hearing on his DUI probation on February 15. The actor was the first of a long string of high-profile celebrities arrested in California for DUI. During his arrest, a drunken Gibson made anti-semitic remarks. Gibson, who produced the movie "Passion of the Christ," later apologized for his remarks, but headlines of the arrest made worldwide news. Gibson is not required to appear at the court hearing, which will provide the judge with an update on his probation terms.
Celebrity DUI Updates for February 7, 2008
Rebecca De Mornay Sentenced to Three Years Probation for DUI
Actress Rebecca De Mornay accepted a plea deal for her Beverly Hills, California DUI charge last year. De Mornay pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and had a second DUI charge dismissed. She will be on probation for three years, enter a three-month education program, and pay $350 in fines. De Mornay was not in court for the sentencing.
Lindsay Lohan Speaks Out on DUI, Rehab
People magazine has reported that Lindsay Lohan has spoken publicly about her DUI and her stint in rehab six months ago. Lohan, 21, reportedly told Glamour magazine, "There are friends that have been hard to hang out with because they've gone down a different path. But it's hard because I'm the kind of person who wants to trust everyone." Lohan said she "hates being alone" at night and instead tries to journal. "That's not to say I'll never go to a club again," she said, "because I'd be lying." Uh. Oh.
Former Tampa Buccaneers' Charles Gessner Arrested for DUI
Former Tampa Buccaneers player Charles Gessner, 26, was arrested for driving the wrong way down a one way street and arrested for DUI in Florida. According to a police report, his blood alcohol content was .22, which is more than twice the legal limit in Florida. A court date has not been announced.
Actresses Sean Young, Eva Mendes Enter Rehab: No DUI Required
Although neither were ever stopped and charged with a DUI, actresses Eva Mendes and Sean Young have perhaps learned from the pain of others before them and entered rehab. A representative for Mendes announced Mendes was entering rehab "for personal issues," then asked for privacy. (Note to Eva's spokesperson: privacy is never the goal when issuing media statements. PR 101, babe.) Meanwhile, Sean Young's representative announced that the actress, who drunkenly heckled director Julian Schnabel at the Screen Actors Guild Awards, then apologized the next day, said, "Sean Young voluntarily admitted herself to a rehabilitation center for treatment related to alcoholism. It is understood that Young has struggled against the disease for many years."
Celebrity DUI Updates for February 5, 2008
Rapper Busta Rhymes Pleads Guilty to DUI, Other Charges
The rapper known as Busta Rhymes accepted a surprising plea deal in a New York court in exchange for not facing jail time. Rhymes had previously stated that he would go to trial. Rhymes pled guilty to DUI, driving on a suspended license, and two counts of assault. He received three years of probation and $750 in fines, and will do community service at a private, "court-approved" location. Any probation violations will mean up to one year in jail for the rapper.
Lil Wayne Gets a Lil Freaked Out over Drug Charges
The rapper known as Lil Wayne led an incoherent, rambling rant onstage that has Internet gawkers speculating that he has serious drug or alcohol issues. Though the singer's intention was to deny drug use after he was released from an Arizona jail on felony drug possession charges, the singer's rant denied drug use. "I am my drug, understand me?" he said, along with, "Junkies can't do what the...[expletive] I do!" Wayne was charged with possession of a narcotic drug, possession of drug paraphernalia, and weapons misconduct. Note to Wayne: police have never arrested a person for being a drug; only for possession of drugs.
Tracy Morgan Reportedly Spotted Boozing again after DUI
Two New York newspapers have reported that Tracy Morgan is very much off the wagon, despite his DUI troubles. The New York Post and the Daily News both reported that the actor/comedian was spotted at The Plumm in New York last week, where he was reportedly standing on a bar, shirtless, searching for his credit card. Morgan has two prior DUIs and was ordered to wear a SCRAM bracelet, which he refused to wear at one point. His wife is reportedly divorcing him because of his drinking. At least Morgan did not drive home-he reportedly left in a limousine.
Former Seahawks QB Warren Moon to Soon Appear in DUI Court
Former Seattle Seahawks Hall of Fame quarterback Warren Moon, 51, will appear in a Seattle, Washington court February 5th to answer to his December DUI charges. Moon was arrested and charged with DUI after being stopped for an expired registration sticker. Moon reportedly refused sobriety tests. This is his second DUI charge. He was arrested last April for DUI and took a plea deal last August that resulted in a negligent driving charge.
Celebrity DUI Updates for January 17, 2008
"Pulp Fiction" Writer Roger Avary Arrested for DUI
Hollywood writer Roger Avary, who co-wrote "Pulp Fiction" with Quentin Tarantino, was reportedly arrested for felony DUI and suspicion of manslaughter after he was involved in a car crash that killed a man who was visiting him from Italy. Avary, his wife Gretchen, and friend Andreas Zini of Italy were driving in Ojai, California when the vehicle crashed. The collision killed Zini. Avary issued an apology. His wife, Gretchen, is currently hospitalized.
Clinton Advisor Sidney Blumenthal Busted for DUI
Just one day before the New Hampshire primary, Hillary Clinton's senior advisor and former White House aide Sidney Blumenthal was arrested for aggravated DWI in Nashua, New Hampshire. Blumenthal reportedly was pulled over for speeding when police noticed signs of intoxication. Blumenthal reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer. Blumenthal will be arraigned January 31.
'Lost' Star Michelle Rodriguez Out of Jail After Serving DUI Sentence
She once was Lost but now she's found. Michelle Rodriguez is finally out of the clink after serving 18 days for violating probation on a DUI. Rodriguez was released from jail early, according to the Associated Press, as part of a jail overcrowding program. Rodriguez was sent to jail after she failed to prove that she had done the community service a judge had ordered, as well as for drinking while wearing a SCRAM ankle bracelet. Rodriguez was arrested in 2003 and 2005 for DUI.
Oklahoma Lawmaker John Trebilcock Alters His DUI Plea Deal
Oklahoma State Representative John Trebilcock has successfully withdrawn his no contest misdemeanor DUI plea from last July and entered a plea of reckless driving. An Oklahoma judge had agreed last July that if Trebilcock fulfilled his probation terms, he could withdraw his original plea and enter a plea to a lesser charge. Trebilcock reportedly did just that-according to news reports, he completed 10 days of community service for the city of Tulsa, Oklahoma and attended a drug and alcohol education program. He also paid $750 in fines. He has pleaded no contest to reckless driving.
Mischa Barton Chats with Ryan Seacrest about DUI
Actress Mischa Barton told Ryan Seacrest that she felt she was "100% responsible" for her recent DUI. "I'm not perfect, and I don't intend to do anything this stupid again," she reportedly told Seacrest. Barton was arrested in West Hollywood, California in early January after police noticed that she failed to signal before making a turn. According to police, Barton was driving under the influence of alcohol, and had marijuana and a controlled substance in her possession. Her court hearing has been scheduled for February 28.
Reality Star Matt Keough Gets Jail in DUI Case
Matt Keough, star of "Real Housewives of Orange County" and former major league baseball player, was sentenced to 180 days in an Orange County, California jail for violation his probation from a 2005 DUI.
"Little People" Star Matt Roloff Found Not Guilty of DUI in Trial
Matt Roloff, star of the reality television show "Little People, Big World," was found not guilty in a DUI trial. Roloff was arrested for DUI in June after leaving the parking lot of a pub. He reportedly failed a field sobriety test and refused a breathalyzer. Roloff, who has been diagnosed with dwarfism, contended that he was having difficulty using the peddle extensions in his vehicle. Roloff's defense attorney called witnesses who testified that Roloff was driving his wife's vehicle, and her legs are shorter than his.
Celebrity DUI Updates for January 3, 2008
Actress Mischa Barton Arrested for DUI
Actress Mischa Barton, 21, has been arrested on suspicion of DUI. Barton was arrested in West Hollywood, California after officers noticed that she failed to signal before making a turn. According to police, Barton does not have a valid license, was driving under the influence of alcohol, and had marijuana and an unidentified controlled substance in her possession. Barton was released on $10,000 bond. Her court hearing has been scheduled for February 28.
Lindsay Lohan Denies Being Drunk During 2005 Crash
Lindsay Lohan, the veritable poster child for cute young rehabbers, has now denied that she was drunk when she crashed into a vehicle in 2005. Though the talented singer/actress, 21, has had several stints in rehab already, she claims she wasn't drinking that day. Really. Seriously. She swears. Lohan reportedly drove her Mercedes into another vehicle in West Hollywood, California in 2005 and is being sued by the owner of the vehicle. Raymundo Ortega claims Lohan, then 19, got liquored up at the Ivy restaurant and then plowed into his car. He is also suing the Ivy restaurant, which filed a copy of Lohan's $300-plus lunch bill, showing four alcoholic beverages on the tab. A waiter with a keen memory has sworn in a declaration that Lohan drank only ginger ale that day. Hey, Linz-even if you weren't boozing that day, sometimes you have to settle out of court. Really. Seriously. We swear.
Former Child Star Danielle Fishel Arrested for DUI
The Newport Beach Police Department has reported that "Boy Meets World" former child star Danielle Fischel was arrested on an outstanding DUI warrant. Fischel was reportedly pulled over for a vehicle code violation when police found that she had an outstanding arrest warrant for a reported past DUI. Fischel was arrested and released on bail. A court date has not been announced.
Head of California Parole Board to Resign After DUI Incident
The San Jose Mercury News has reported that the director of California's parole board will lose his job after he and another state employee were arrested for drunken driving while working. John Monday and Bobby Rodriguez of the California parole board were in a state-owned vehicle when police stopped them in Merced County in November. Rodriguez, a Deputy Parole Commissioner, was charged with DUI during the routine traffic stop. Monday, who heads up the Parole Board, and was a passenger in the vehicle, will resign from his position December 31 because of the incident.
Unfortunately, this pair seems to be more the rule than the exception.
Cincinnati Bengals' Odell Thurman Applies for Reinstatement After DUI
Suspended Bengals linebacker Odell Thurman has asked the NFL to reinstate him. Thurman was suspended for a year after the NFL found that he violated the NFL substance abuse policy. Thurman's first application for reinstatement, last July, was denied by the league. Thurman was advised in July that he could re-apply after the end of the 2007 season. Thurman was suspended in 2006 for four games, then suspended for one year after he was arrested for a DUI in September 2007.
Celebrity DUI Updates for December 20, 2007
Rock Star Scott Weiland Charged with DUI
Rocker Scott Weiland of the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver was charged this week with driving under the influence of drugs after a car crash in late November. He reportedly refused blood and urine tests. Weiland, who was charged with a DUI in 2004, could be jailed for up to eight days if he is convicted of a second offense. He was released on $40,000 bond. Weiland has had many drug-related legal run-ins and served five months in jail in 1999 for possession of heroin.
NHL's John LeClair Pleads Guilty to DUI
Former National Hockey League player John LeClair pleaded guilty to DUI in a Burlington, Vermont District Court. LeClair was arrested for DUI last October. The player refused to take a blood alcohol test. This was his second arrest for DUI. LeClair was arrested in 1990, but took a plea deal. That charge was reduced to negligent driving.
No Additional Charges for Gary Collins in DUI Death
Former talk show host Gary Collins will not be charged for the death of the man who caused the car accident that resulted in a DUI charge for Collins. The driver, who was 89 years old, was found to be at fault for the accident and later died. Collins was arrested at the scene of the accident for having a blood alcohol content above the California legal limit of .08. He checked into rehab shortly thereafter. Collins was sentenced to four days in jail and four years' probation but will not face wrongful death charges.
Kiefer Sutherland Gets Fan Mail in Jail
He might not like his fans much these days, but they apparently still like him. Kiefer Sutherland has been reportedly deluged with mail while in a Glendale, California jail. According to a jail spokesperson, Sutherland is getting more than 100 letters per day from fans while serving his 48-day sentence for violating DUI probation by getting another DUI. Sutherland, who reportedly lashed out at fans for selling drunken photos of the star to tabloids, will spend the holidays in jail.
NBA's Keon Clark Wins DUI Jail Appeal
The Associated Press has reported that an Illinois judge has overturned a ruling that would have basketball player Keon Clark spending more than two years in jail for DUI, drug, and weapons charges. Judge Michael Clary ruled that Clark should have another hearing because he had no legal representation when he was sentenced. Clark was arrested on a bus in Houston in late October for outstanding alcohol, drug, and weapon-related charges. Clark told the court that he "never played sober" and has been in an alcohol treatment program. A new hearing date has not been set.
Celebrity DUI Updates for December 11, 2007
Actor Ray Liotta Takes DUI Plea Deal
The Boston Herald and other news sources have reported that actor Ray Liotta has taken a DUI plea deal in a Los Angeles Superior Court. Liotta was arrested for DUI last February in Los Angeles after he plowed his SUV into several parked cars. Although preliminary police reports indicated that the substance in question was reportedly not alcohol, Liotta will enroll in alcohol education classes and pay off his victims. He was sentenced to three years probation. Liotta's attorney reportedly told the court that Liotta had "unexpected drowsiness" from prescription medication interactions. Oookay, Ray, whatever you say. You'll always be one of the Good Fellas to us.
Kiefer Sutherland Serving DUI Jail Time
People magazine has reported that actor Kiefer Sutherland has begun serving his 48-day DUI jail sentence in a Glendale, California jail. What-he's not good enough for Paris Hilton's jail cell? Sutherland was sentenced to jail time after reportedly violating probation on a 2004 DUI arrest. Police have reported that Sutherland will sport a fashionable orange jumpsuit while classified as a "long term inmate." Unlike Hilton, he'll be asked to perform laundry and kitchen duties in the jail. Sutherland now gets five years probation and will undergo an 18-month alcohol education program. The son of actor Donald Sutherland reportedly lashed out at fans and refused to sign autographs after photos of his DUI transgression were published in a newspaper.
Gary Collins Sentenced to Four Days in Jail for DUI
The Associated Press has reported that squeaky clean former talk show host Gary Collins has been sentenced to four days in a Los Angeles area jail for crashing into an 89-year old driver. Though police ruled that the accident was caused ultimately by the elderly driver, Collins was cited for having a blood alcohol content above the legal limit in California of .08. Collins immediately enrolled himself in an alcohol rehabilitation program. Collins has been placed on four years probation and has been ordered to attend 26 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.
Lindsay Lohan Gets with the Program: Ditches Rehab Boyfriend
La Lohan might be taking La Sobriety a bit more seriously these days. TMZ and People magazine have reported that Lindsay Lohan has split with the unnamed boyfriend she met in rehab. The man, whose first name is reportedly Riley, was spotted at a New York, New York hotspot called Pink Elephant, and that was all Lohan reportedly needed to give the boyfriend the boot. AA members are commonly counseled not to become romantically involved during the early stages of recovery. We're rooting for you, Linz.
Actress Vivica A. Fox Takes DUI Plea Deal
Actress Vivica A. Fox has taken a DUI plea deal and pleaded no contest in a Van Nuys, California courtroom for her March DUI arrest. Fox was arrested for speeding on a Los Angeles, California freeway when a state police officer noticed that the actress was reportedly intoxicated. Fox has been ordered to enter an alcohol education program for 90 days and was sentenced to three years probation.
Celebrity DUI Updates for December 6, 2007
House Majority Leader Arrested for DUI after Making Tougher DUI Laws
We knew it would happen eventually: a politician who supported tougher DUI laws arrested for breaking the very law he helped to write. This guy, however, is the House Majority Leader since 1993: Kumar Barve. Gaithersburg police arrested Barve after he exited a parking lot through a gate marked "entrance only." The lawmaker admitted to having two drinks and was reportedly found to have a blood alcohol content of .10, which is above the legal limit in Maryland of .08. He was charged with DUI, driving while impaired, failure to obey a traffic device, and failure to drive right of the center line. Barve sponsored the DUI bill that changed the legal drinking limit from .10 to .08.
Former Yankees Exec Steve Swindal Pleads No Contest to DUI
Former New York Yankees leader Steve Swindal pleaded no contest to DUI for his February arrest in St. Petersburg, Florida. Swindal's license will be suspended for six months and he will attend DUI school and perform 50 hours of community service. Swindal was arrested for a DUI on the same day that he was served divorce papers from his wife, who is the daughter of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.
Denver Broncos QB Darrell Hackney Arrested for DUI
Denver Broncos quarterback Darrell Hackney has been arrested for suspicion of DUI, according to KUSA-TV in Denver, Colorado. Hackney, 24, was reportedly stopped by Colorado police and arrested. He is the second Broncos player to be arrested for DUI this year. Fellow player Brandon Marshall, a Broncos wide receiver, was arrested in Denver for suspicion of DUI last October.
General Hospital's Kirsten Storms Takes DUI Plea Deal
Actress Kirsten Storms of the soap opera General Hospital has pleaded no contest to DUI as part of a plea deal. Storms was arrested in September for DUI after she was stopped for littering. Storms was not present in the Los Angeles-area courtroom when her attorney entered the plea. Storms will pay more than $1,500 in fines, receive three years probation, and attend 12 AA meetings. Her license will be suspended for six months.
Tony LaRussa Pleads Guilty to DUI
St. Louis Cardinals Manager Tony LaRussa surprised a Palm Beach County circuit court by pleading guilty to DUI. LaRussa was arrested and charged with a DUI last March. In a letter to the court, La Russa thanked two police departments and other authorities. He wrote, "I genuinely believe that this decision is in the best interest of all concerned... I accept full responsibility for my conduct, and assure everyone that I have learned a very valuable lesson and that this will never occur again." La Russa will not be able to drive for six months, will have to attend DUI school, will pay nearly $1,000 in fines, and will have to complete 50 hours of community service.
Tamara Mitchell Ford's Ex John Ford Lucks Out Because of DUI
Oh, what a dynamic duo they make! Former Tennessee state senator John Ford was able to stay out of jail a bit longer because his ex-wife, Tamara Mitchell-Ford, is currently locked up for repeat DUI offenses. John Ford was set to begin a 5 ½ year jail term for bribery on December 12, but a U.S. District Court judge recently granted a motion to postpone his incarceration until his ex-wife, Tamara Mitchell Ford, completes her one year DUI jail sentence. John Ford currently has custody of the couple's four children, who range in age from 2 to 15. Ford's next hearing is set for February 27.
Washington Sheriff's Deputy Arrested Twice in Two Hours for DUI
A Pierce County, Washington sheriff's deputy has been arrested for DUI twice in two hours and has been suspended from his position. Robert Glen Carpenter, 37, pleaded not guilty to DUI after he was stopped and arrested at 12:30 a.m. for suspicion of DUI. Police found a beer can in his vehicle after stopping him for speeding. According to police reports, his blood alcohol content was reportedly .21, which is more than twice the legal limit of .08 in the state of Washington. He was released and stopped again at 2:44 a.m., when his blood alcohol content was reportedly .17. Carpenter was not available for comment.
At least we know that these celebs will make sure to have a good DUI lawyer in their court.