Celebrity DUI’s

Amy Locane, Melrose Place
Amy Locane Former "Melrose Place" actress Amy Locane arrives at the Gen-Art Fall 2005 LA Fashion Week Kick Off Party on March 14, 2005 at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary Museum in Los Angeles. Police say she was driving drunk June 2010 when her SUV smashed into the passenger side of a sedan driving 10 miles north of Princeton, NJ. The driver of the car she hit was listed in critical condition. The driver's passenger, his wife, died at the scene. (credit: Amanda Edwards/Getty Images)
MTV personality Jason Wahler ("The Hills" and "Laguna Beach") was arrested for suspicion of DUI on March 19, 2010 in Newport Beach. Celebrity Web site TMZ.com first reported the arrest. Wahler was arrested the previous week for a brawl in a Mexican bar. The latest DUI is reportedly his second and sixth drinking-related arrest overall...and he's 23. He told People.com that he was "embarrassed as hell" by his own behavior but that he doesn't remember much. "They're blackouts. And that's scary," he says. (credit: AP)
Jason Wahler MTV personality Jason Wahler ("The Hills" and "Laguna Beach") was arrested for suspicion of DUI on March 19, 2010 in Newport Beach. Celebrity Web site TMZ.com first reported the arrest. Wahler was arrested the previous week for a brawl in a Mexican bar. The latest DUI is reportedly his second and sixth drinking-related arrest overall...and he's 23. He told People.com that he was "embarrassed as hell" by his own behavior but that he doesn't remember much. "They're blackouts. And that's scary," he says. (credit: AP)
NFL star Joey Porter was arrested on suspicion of DUI in March 2010. The standout Arizona Cardinals linebacker was arrested in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He was charged with a DUI, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. He was pulled over in a Taco Bell parking lot. Porter has played for the Steelers and spent the last three seasons playing for the Miami Dolphins before signing a $24.5 million deal with the Cardinals. Prosecutors declined to file charges in the alleged DUI saying they didn't believe a jury would find Porter guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
Joey Porter NFL star Joey Porter was arrested on suspicion of DUI in March 2010. The standout Arizona Cardinals linebacker was arrested in his hometown of Bakersfield, California. He was charged with a DUI, battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. He was pulled over in a Taco Bell parking lot. Porter has played for the Steelers and spent the last three seasons playing for the Miami Dolphins before signing a $24.5 million deal with the Cardinals. Prosecutors declined to file charges in the alleged DUI saying they didn't believe a jury would find Porter guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
David "Puck" Rainey of "Real World: San Franciso fame," disrupts the show at MTV's Real World Awards Bash at the Sunset Plaza House on March 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, Calif. Rainey and his 8-year-old son were seriously injured when Rainey crashed his car in San Diego in March 2010. Rainey broke several bones in his hand as well as his sternum and clavicle. He said he was trying to avoid a deer. Police say he was trying to avoid a DUI charge. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
David "Puck" Rainey David "Puck" Rainey of "Real World: San Franciso fame," disrupts the show at MTV's Real World Awards Bash at the Sunset Plaza House on March 15, 2008 in Los Angeles, Calif. Rainey and his 8-year-old son were seriously injured when Rainey crashed his car in San Diego in March 2010. Rainey broke several bones in his hand as well as his sternum and clavicle. He said he was trying to avoid a deer. Police say he was trying to avoid a DUI charge. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Roy Ashburn
Roy Ashburn California Highway Patrol Lt. Jay Bart says Republican state Sen. Roy Ashburn, 55, was spotted driving erratically about 2:10 a.m. March 3rd in downtown Sacramento. Ashburn -- the married father of four -- was arrested after failing a sobriety test. Ashburn, a fierce opponent of gay rights, represents a district that includes Kern, Tulare, Inyo and San Bernardino counties. Days after his arrest, he acknowledged to a radio interviewer that he was indeed gay. (credit: Sac County Sheriff's Dept.)
Adrian Pasdar
Adrian Pasdar "Heroes" star Adrian Pasdar pleaded not guilty in February 2010 on charges he was driving under the influence Jan. 27. He was reportedly spotted swerving and speeding on a L.A. freeway. (credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)
Charles Rogers
Charles Rogers Former NFL wide receiver Charles Rogers was arrested on suspicion of DUI Sept. 17, 2009. (In Michigan, where the former Detroit Lion was arrested, the formal charge is OWI -- operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.) Police said they found Rogers passed out behind the wheel of his car, with the vehicle running and in gear in the city of Novi. In an interview with ESPN in summer of 2006, Rogers admitted to smoking pot during his playing days and said he got hooked on pain pills while playing for Detroit. (credit: AP)
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Matt Keough, Anaheim Angels, Baseball
Matt Keough Former MLB pitcher Matt Keough appeared in court in January 2008 for a drunken driving charge. He was busted again in August 2009 for another DUI charge, according to authorities. Keough, who played for many teams (including the NY Yankees, Oakland A's and St. Louis Cardinals) was nabbed at his Cota De Caza home after he reportedly tried to run into his home after a traffic stop. Officials say his blood-alcohol level was nearly four times the legal limit. Keough, of course, is the ex-husband of "Real Housewives of Orange County" real estate agent Jeana Keough. This is the booking photo from his Aug. 2009 arrest. (credit: Orange County Sheriff's Dept.)
Donte Stallworth
Donte Stallworth Donte Stallworth's mug shot taken April 2, 2009. Stallworth, a standout wide receiver for the Cleveland Browns, killed a 59-year-old father after Stallworth left a South Beach night spot in March. Stallworth turned himself in on a DUI Manslaughter charge in connection with the fatal accident. Rather than put the victim's family through a trial, Stallworth copped a plea which included a month in jail, house arrest for two years, probation for eight years and 1,000 hours of community service. He also reached a settlement with the victim's family; terms were not disclosed.
Roger Avary
Roger Avary Writer/director Roger Avary (who won an Oscar for co-writing "Pulp Fiction") and wife Gretchen attend the premiere of "The Rules Of Attraction" at the Egyptian Theatre on Oct. 3, 2002, in Hollywood, Calif. In January 2008, Avary was driving intoxicated when his Mercedes hit a telephone pole in Ojai. He and his wife were both injured but a passenger in his car, 34-year-old Andreas Zini, was killed in the accident. Avary pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. His sentencing was scheduled for Sept. 2009. (credit: Jeff Kopaloff/Getty Images)
Jeffrey Donovan, Burn Notice
Jeffrey Donovan Actor Jeffrey Donovan (star of USA's "Burn Notice" where he plays a former spy who has been stripped of all his government credentials) was charged with DUI in Miami Beach on July 12, 2009. TMZ.com reported that the actor's car was observed swerving to avoid a police car. The arresting officer said he first noticed Donovan, according to the web site, hearing "a loud tire screech behind me." According to the arresting officer, Donovan said "Sorry, I didn't see the red light of your stopped car." Donovan failed a field sobriety test and told officers he had three glasses of wine. Later, he said the wine, with some Benadryl he had talen, was a "mistake."
Artie Lange
Artie Lange TMZ reports that comedian Artie Lange, known as a Howard Stern sidekick and veteran of "Mad TV", was arrested for suspicion of DUI in Toms River, New Jersey July 10, 2009. The website also reported he was in an accident. Lange's comedy often makes fun of his drinking. In fact, his politically incorrect 2004 stand-up movie was called "It's The Whiskey Talkin'". (credit: artie-lange.com)
Eddie Mekka, Laverne and Shirley
Eddie Mekka First Joyce DeWitt. Now Eddie Mekka. It wasn't a good week for 70's TV stars, drinking and driving. Mekka, who played Carmine Ragusa, aka The Big Ragoo, on "Laverne & Shirley", was arrested for an alleged DUI July 3, 2009 in Las Vegas, according to TMZ. Officers received a call about a suspected drunk driver. TMZ says Mekka (who appeared on "Laverne & Shirley during its entire run from 1976-83) failed field sobriety tests. He was charged with a misdemeanor. (credit: AP)
Power Rangers, Walter Jones, Zack Taylor
Power Ranger Walter Jones TMZ said actor Walter Jones, who played the original Zack Taylor, the black Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, was arrested on suspicion of DUI in July 2009. He was busted in Huntsville, Alabama and booked into jail. After several hours, TMZ said Jones posted bail and was released. (credit: AP)
Joyce DeWitt, Three's Company
Joyce DeWitt TMZ, seemingly the source for all things connected with celebrities and imbibing, reported July 2009, that former "Three's Company" star Joyce DeWitt (pictured here with John Ritter and Suzanne Somers) was busted for a DUI in El Segundo. On the afternoon of July 4th, DeWitt allegedly drove past a barricade which alerted a nearby officer. When he approached her, according to TMZ, she smelled of alcohol. She also reportedly failed a field sobriety test, according to the popular internet website and TV show. (credit: AP)
Lori Petty, A League Of Their Own
Lori Petty "A League of Their Own" actress Lori Petty was arrested for suspicion of DUI May 30, 2009. She was arrested after allegedly hitting a skateboarder. She was booked on the DUI charge and held on $100,000 bail. She made bail and was expected to appear before a judge in early June 2009. Petty is also known for starring roles in "Point Break" and "Tank Girl" which made her something of a cult icon. (credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
Zach Randolph, Clippers
Zach Randolph Zach Randolph #50 of the Los Angeles Clippers flashes a winning smile during a game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Dec. 12, 2008, at the Rose Garden Arena in Portland, Oregon. That winning smile was tested after Randolph was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence hours after his team lost a close one to the Lakers. Officers said Randolph's white Rolls Royce was weaving on the 405 around 2:25 a.m. in the Culver City area. A CHP officer was quoted as saying alcohol could be smelled from inside the car. On April 27, 2009 Randolph was charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving -- far less serious than a DUI. TMZ credits "the magic of his lawyer, Blair Berk" with getting the less serious charge entered. (credit: Sam Forencich/Getty Images)
Brian Bosworth
Brian Bosworth Former Seattle Seahawks linebacker Brian Bosworth (aka The Boz) was busted for a DUI -- on a Harley Davidson motorcycle -- in Hollywood March 2009. The sometime actor was charged with two misdemeanors, according to TMZ. The charges were driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08. (credit: AP)
Sam Shepard
Sam Shepard The booking photo of actor and playwright Sam Shepard. He was arrested in Normal, Ill. on January 3, 2009 on preliminary charges of speeding and drunken driving. Shepard (whose plays include "True West" and the Pulitzer prize-winning "Buried Child") was reportedly going 16 mph over the 30 mph speed limit. A blood-alcohol test also reportedly showed the actor/playwright's level was twice the legal limit. Shepard has a fear of flying...in the air. On the ground, apparently not so much. (credit: pantagraph.com)
Charles Barkley, NBA
Charles Barkley Former basketball player Charles Barkley is shown in this mugshot after being arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol Dec. 30, 2008, in Scottsdale, Ariz. Barkley reported ran a stop sign before being pulled over. (credit: Gilbert Police Dept.)
Doug Wilson, Trading Spaces
Doug Wilson TMZ reported that Doug Wilson, the affable designer on "Trading Spaces" who is known for sometimes putting wacky stuff on walls, was busted for DUI early on the morning of December 31, 2008. Wilson was reportedly pulled over after 1 a.m. in Decatur, Illinois after he failed to yield to a police car with lights and sirens blaring. Wilson was also arrested for driving on a suspended license, failing to yield to an emergency vehicle and transporting alcohol in a vehicle. After a short jail stint, Wilson posted $1,000 bond. (credit: AP)
Heather Locklear, Melrose Place
Heather Locklear Not quite the glamorous and beautiful Heather Locklear we are used to seeing in photos. Locklear, the popular "Melrose Place" and "Dynasty" actress, shown here in her police booking photo, was arrested on the afternoon of September 27 on suspicion of driving under the influence of a controlled substance in the upscale Santa Barbara area of Montecito. Police got a call that a woman was driving erratically in a parking lot and found Locklear sitting in a car when police determined she was allegedly "under the influence of something." TMZ reported that Locklear had spent the weekend with beau Jack Wagner, her former "Melrose Place" co-star and they noticed she was sporting a humongous diamond ring on her engagement hand. Locklear's ex, Bon Jovi's Richie Sambora, was busted for his own DUI in March 2008. In November 2008, the D.A. filed criminal charges against Locklear. They conceded no alcohol was found in her car or her system, but they decided prescription drugs definitely impaired her ability to operate a vehicle safely.
Shia LaBeouf
Shia LaBeouf "Transformers" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skill" star Shia LaBeouf crashed his Ford F-150 pickup truck July 27, 2008 in West Hollywood. While police said the 22-year-old actor had alcohol on his breath and "signs of intoxication," he was only cited for misdemeanor DUI in September 2008 because it was ultimately decided he was not responsible for the crash at LaBrea and Fountain just after 2:20 in the morning. His passenger had minor injuries but LeBeouf was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center with an injury to his left hand that required surgery.
Tommy Kelly, Oakland Raiders
Tommy Kelly Tommy Kelly #93 of the Oakland Raiders was arrested September 14, 2008 for a suspected DUI in Oakland. The arrest came hours after the Raiders beat the Kansas City Chiefs earlier in the day. According to TMZ, the 300-pound defensive standout posted bail and was released from police custody. (credit: Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
Dr Jan Adams, Kanye West
Dr Jan Adams Dr. Jan Adams, the doctor caught up in the controversy involving Donda West and her death following plastic surgery, also has DUIs in his past. TMZ reports that Dr. Adams was arrested on March 31, 2006 for a DUI. He plead no contest in what was reported to be his second drunk driving charge. The first one was in September 2002. Third time is the charm? TMZ reports that Dr. Adams was arrested on suspicion of DUI for a third time June 2008 in Solano, California. Police said Adams was driving his Jaguar on the wrong way on an offramp. Adams has been allegedly sued for malpractice several times. He is not certified with the American Board of Plastic Surgery, and, according to TMZ the doctor's medical license has expired. In January 2009, Adams -- after pleading no contest to misdemeanor DUI -- was sentenced to one year in jail. (credit: AP)
Shante Broadus, Snoop Dogg
Shante Broadus Shante Broadus, aka Mrs. Snoop Dogg, was arrested in Fullerton on June 14, 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence. Broadus and her rapper husband, Calvin Broadus, were married in 1997 and have three children. Broadus is nicknamed the Boss Lady by her husband and was his high school sweetheart. On her good days, Broadus can be seen on the E! reality TV show, "Snoop Dogg's Father Hood."
Richie Sambora
Richie Sambora Bon Jovi guitarist Richie Sambora was busted for a DUI in Laguna Beach on March 25, 2008. Police said Sambora, 49, was driving erratically when they pulled him over shortly before 11 p.m. Heather Locklear's ex-husband was reportedly driving his black Hummer with three female passengers, including two minors. According to TMZ, he failed numerous field sobriety tests. This is a copy of Sambora's booking photo. On April 22, 2008 Sambora entered a no contest plea to a misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol limit above the legal limit. A count of DUI was dropped. Sambora was given three-years probation, court fees and three months of alcohol awareness classes.
Thomas Jane, Hung, Patricia Arquette
Thomas Jane TMZ reports that actor Thomas Jane (seen here with wife actress Patricia Arquette) was busted for DUI on the morning of March 17, 2008. Jane (star of "The Punisher" and "61*") was busted near Bakersfield by CHP officers. They say he had a blood alcohol level higher than the state's allowable .08. Jane was pulled over, says the website, for driving at "an extremely high rate of speed" on the I-5 at 3 a.m. Jane, 39, was also driving his Maserati on a suspended license. "The Punisher" pleaded not guilty at an arraignment April 9, 2008. He will come back to court May 2008.
Dawn Wells
Dawn Wells "Gilligan's Island" star Dawn Wells was arrested October 18, 2007 for allegedly driving under the influence in Idaho! Say it isn't so Mary Ann! Police say Wells, 69, driving home from a surprise party being thrown in her honor, was swerving on the road and speeding up and down erratically. Police found Mary Jane in Mary Ann's car! They then said she failed a sobriety test. She claimed the marijuana belonged to some hitchikers she picked up. A friend testified that he left pot in Wells' car but she had no knowledge of the drugs. Under a plea agreement charges were dropped in March 2008 and a scheduled trial was canceled. (credit: AP)
Scott Spiezio, St Louis Cardinals
Scott Spiezio Police in Newport Beach issued an arrest warrant on February 27, 2008 for Scott Spiezio, third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, for a DUI. Spiezio, who played for the Anaheim Angels of Anaheim from 2000-2003, was charged with six counts stemming from an accident in December 2007. A 2004 BMW registered to Spiezio crashed into a curb and fence. He is officially charged with DUI, DUI with a blood alcohol of .08 or more, hit and run, assault and battery and aggravated assault. After fleeing the scene and returning home, police say Spiezio vomited in the home of a neighbor before assaulting him. Spiezio won't say what substance he is battling, but last season he went to rehab for little more than a month. At the time, he told reporters, "I was out of control for a while. [But] I have learned a lot and I'm ready to start contributing in a good way now." Spiezio signed with the Atlanta Braves and was sentenced to three years probation in April 2008. credit: Elsa/Getty Images)
Actress Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000), was arrested in late December 2007 for suspicion of DUI, according to police in Newport Beach. After a brief stint as a NutriSystem spokeswoman, Fishel -- who will turn 27 in May 2008 -- recently became a special correspondent for the Tyra Banks talk show. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Danielle Fishel Actress Danielle Fishel, who played Topanga on the ABC sitcom "Boy Meets World" (1993-2000), was arrested in late December 2007 for suspicion of DUI, according to police in Newport Beach. After a brief stint as a NutriSystem spokeswoman, Fishel -- who will turn 27 in May 2008 -- recently became a special correspondent for the Tyra Banks talk show. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
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Nicole Richie
Nicole Richie Nicole Richie was arrested after driving on the wrong way on the 134...no mean feat that. The 85-pound TV personality told police she wasn't drinking (although some reports said she had been drinking vodka earlier in the evening) but did volunteer to police that she was under the influence of pot and pills. Thanks Nic! Richie's jail time -- 84 minutes -- was shorter than most TV movies. (credit: AP)
Josh Hancock
Josh Hancock St. Louis Cardinals baseball pitcher Josh Hancock made 62 appearances in 2006 and helped the Cards win the World Series. Hancock, 29, was killed in April 2007 when his car slammed into a tow truck that had stopped on the side of a freeway. Hancock's blood alcohol level was reportedly two times the legal limit. (credit: AP)
Kirsten Storms, General Hospital
Kirsten Storms "General Hospital" star Kirsten Storms, 23, was arrested September 2007 for suspicion of DUI at 3:30 in the morning after police noticed she tossed a lit cigarette from her Mercedes-Benz CLK500 on the 101. Police said they noticed alcohol on her breath and she failed several field sobriety tests. Storms, who plays Maxie on the ABC soap, was released several hours later on $5,000 bail. In November 2007, Storms was sentenced to three years probation, given a $1643 fine and ordered to attend a dozen AA meetings. She also has to attend a 90-day alcohol education program. Her driver's license was also confiscated and Storms cannot drive for six months. Storms is also well-known for playing Belle on "Days of Our Lives", Zenon in a popular Disney series of the same name and the animated voice of Bonnie in Disney's "Kim Possible." (credit: Frazier Harrison/Getty Images)
Nick Hogan
Nick Hogan Hulk Hogan's son Nick was arrested for reckless driving and DUI in Florida for an August 2007 crash that left his passenger, friend and former Marine John Graziano, 22, with severe brain injuries. In fact, Graziano who has been described as being in a vegetative state, will require life-long care because of the brain injuries he suffered the evening of the crash. Hogan, 17, was not injured in the accident. On May 9, 2008, Hogan was sentenced to 8 months behind bars. He was also given 5 years probation. (credit: AP)
Lofa Tatupu, USC Linebacker, Seattle Seahawks,
Lofa Tatupu Seattle Seahawks standout [and former USC star linebacker] Lofa Tatupu was nabbed Saturday, May 10, 2008 for a DUI while driving in Washington. He was pulled over in a McDonald's parking lot. Tatupu [shown here in his USC playing days] reportedly failed a breathalyzer test and had a blood alcohol content nearly twice the legal limit in Washington. TMZ reports Tatupu recently signed a 6-year contract worth $40 million. Maybe he was celebrating at the time of his DUI...but with that kinda dough, maybe Tatupu should consider hiring a driver. $40 million and McDonalds? Hmmm. (credit: AP)
Mischa Barton
Mischa Barton She spent several years starring on TV's "The O.C." and becoming a star in the process. A year before the show went off, Mischa Barton's bad girl Marissa Cooper was killed off in a shocking car crash. In December 2007, the actress was pulled over at 3 a.m. in West Hollywood when officers noticed her car straddling both lanes. Barton was arrested for suspicion of DUI and police later also said she was charged with marijuana possession.
Paris Hilton, Thats Hot
Paris Hilton Paris Hilton was booked on suspicion of DUI on September 7, 2006. She was pulled over when cops saw her driving her Mercedes erratically in Hollywood. Hilton claimed she had one margarita on an empty stomach after an all-day video shoot. Her legal battles to avoid jail time became the stuff of tabloid legend. She was ultimately sentenced to 45 days in the slammer but served about half that.
Sean Kanan
Sean Kanan Soap hunk Sean Kanan plead no contest to DUI charges December 13, 2007. Kanan played devilish bad boys on "Bold and the Beautiful" (Deacon Sharpe) and "General Hospital" (A.J. Quartermaine) where his character battled alcohol addiction. Kanan was arrested in Los Angeles August 18, 2007 for driving with a blood alcohol level above .08. He was also arrested for a DUI in 1998. For his latest DUI, Kanan was sentenced to five years probation. He must also pay a $1,944 fine and complete an 18-month alcohol education program. For failing to report to court for a progress hearing, an arrest warrant was issued for Kanan on May 8, 2008. (credit: AP)
Ray Liotta, Ryan Reynolds
Ray Liotta Actor Ray Liotta, right, was busted for suspicion of DUI in Pacific Palisades. The "Goodfellas" star was arrested after he crashed his SUV into two parked cars in February 2007. No one was injured in the crash. In December 2007, Liotta plead no contest to reckless driving. (credit: Universal Pictures)
Vivica A Fox
Vivica A Fox Vivica A. Fox was arrested for DUI on March 20, 2007 after police said they saw her car weaving on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley. Fox was going 80 mph when officers stopped her in a 2007 Cadillac Escalade. During her arrest, according to the CHP report, the former "Dancing With the Stars" hottie accused one officer of being "a racist white cop." On December 7, 2007, Fox was sentenced to three years probation. She must also pay a fine (amount undisclosed) and attend a 90-day alcohol education program. (credit: AP)
Oksana Baiul
Oksana Baiul Three years after being the golden girl of the 94 Olympics, Ukraine star Oksana Baiul was on thin ice when she skidded off Route 185 in Connecticut in her green Mercedes-Benz. Baiul, then 19 and 2 years under the legal drinking age in Connecticut, had a concussion and needed 12 stitches to close a cut on her head. A passenger in the car had a broken finger. Baiul had a blood alcohol level of .168. Connecticut's legal limit is .10. (credit: AP)
Tony La Russa, manager of the 2006 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence from an incident in Florida. In March 2007, during spring training, police found him asleep at a traffic light with a blood alcohol content of 0.093. La Russa was immediately contrite. He said, "[Last night] was an embarrassment, so I apologize to anyone who is close to me, members of the Cardinals organization, our fans. I regret it, take responsibility and I'm not sure there is anything else I can say." (credit: Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Office)
Tony LaRussa Tony La Russa, manager of the 2006 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals, pleaded guilty to driving under the influence from an incident in Florida. In March 2007, during spring training, police found him asleep at a traffic light with a blood alcohol content of 0.093. La Russa was immediately contrite. He said, "[Last night] was an embarrassment, so I apologize to anyone who is close to me, members of the Cardinals organization, our fans. I regret it, take responsibility and I'm not sure there is anything else I can say." (credit: Palm Beach Co. Sheriff's Office)
Warren Moon
Warren Moon Warren Moon, former NFL star quarterback, is shown here at the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies in 2006. In April 2007, the former pro football star was arrested for speeding at 2 a.m. in Kirkland, Washington. Police later took him to the station for a blood alcohol level test. They would not release the results until charges were filed.
Lindsay Lohan
Lindsay Lohan Lindsay Lohan spent 84 minutes in Lynwood jail, that's a full 2 minutes longer than Nicole Richie! Lohan was also ordered to complete community service at a Red Cross to fulfill the rest of her term. Lohan had been booked for DUI, possession of cocaine, transporting a narcotic into a custody facility and driving on a suspended license on June 24, 2007...that was a little more than 10 days after leaving rehab. (credit: AP)
Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland Kiefer Sutherland has begun his 48-day term at Glendale city jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge. He was arrested for a DUI in September after his blood alcohol level tested two times higher than the legal limit. He was pulled over at La Cienga and Beverly. According to TMZ.com, it was Sutherland's second arrest for DUI in less than five years...the first arrest coming in 2004. (credit: Glendale Police Dept)
Mickey Rourke
Mickey Rourke Actor Mickey Rourke was arrested in November 2007 for a late night DUI in Miami Beach. He was riding a Vespa scooter at the time. Reportedly, after being pulled over for driving wildly, he told officers, he didn't have "that much" to drink. (credit: AP)
Gary Collins
Gary Collins TV personality Gary Collins was arrested October 23, 2007 for a Valley DUI, and then checked himself into a 60-day rehab. Collins' blood alcohol level was reportedly two times the legal limit. Collins' Ford Explorer slammed into a Toyota driven by 89-year-old Warren Gates. Police later said the elderly man was responsible for the collision. The man was knocked unconcious and had to be pulled out of the back passenger seat by rescuers, according to TMZ.com. Upon his release from jail (he was given a four-day sentence in December 2007 and has until January to report), Collins will also pay a $500 fine, perform 100 hours of community service, enroll in an 18-month alcohol education program and attend 26 A.A. meetings. TMZ reported on December 10, that Gates, who was hospitalized since the October crash, died on Friday, December 7, 2008. At the end of January 2009, Collins was busted for DUI just south of Montecito, according to TMZ. That would be a violation of his probation and could land the former talk show host behind bars. He was also found not guilty of a DUI in 2002, according to the Web site. (credit: TMZ)
Michelle Rodriguez
Michelle Rodriguez "Lost" star Michelle Rodriguez turned herself in on December 23, 2007 to begin a 180-day sentence for violating her probation. Rodriguez was released on January 10, 2008...after only 18 days as part of a program to alleviate jail overcrowding with nonviolent offenders.(credit: AP)
Kurt Angle, pro wrestling
Kurt Angle Pro wrestling star Kurt Angle, also a former Olympic gold medalist, was charged with DUI in Moon Township, Pennsylvania in October 2007 after a woman driver complained to police that someone had been driving erratically and almost hit her car in a parking lot. (credit: KDKA)
Haley Joel Osment
Haley Joel Osment The L.A. County DA's office filed criminal charges against Haley Joel Osment in August 2006 for misdemeanor DUI of alcohol. He was also charged with driving with pot, another misdemeanor. Osment -- the "Sixth Sense" star -- crashed into a brick pillar on July 20, 2006. He broke some ribs and sustained a shoulder injury. No one else was hurt. (credit: AP)
Rip Torn
Rip Torn Actor Rip Torn was arrested for a DUI in 2006 for driving while intoxicated in a suburb of New York. The popular "Larry Sanders" actor and cousin of Oscar winner Sissy Spacek, also reportedly had a DUI when his car crashed into a NYC taxi in January 2004. He was acquitted of the latter charge.
Tracy Morgan
Tracy Morgan Tracy Morgan was arrested in New York City for suspicion of DUI November 27, 2006. Police said the star of NBC's "30 Rock" reportedly reeked of alcohol and later failed a breathalyzer test. Almost a year earlier, Morgan plead no contest to misdemeanor DWI charges in California. Morgan (shown here leaving a NY court) reportedly turned down a plea deal for his New York bust.
Mel Gibson
Mel Gibson Mel Gibson's July 2006 DUI bust made international headlines when it was revealed that he went on a anti-Semetic tirade during his arrest. Lost in the shuffle were some crass things he said about a female cop, but we digress. The "Passion of the Christ" director had publicly been open about battling an alcohol problem. Gibson (photographed here partying with some fans shortly before he was arrested) reportedly registered a 0.12% blood alcohol reading at the time of his arrest. He plead no contest to drunk driving in August. Gibson also offered a public apology for making his crass and insensitive remarks. (credit: InTouch Magazine)
Shannen Doherty, 90210
Shannen Doherty Wow! Talk about nostalgia. Remember when Shannen Doherty, best known as Brenda Walsh in "Beverly Hills 90210", was the bad girl in town? Cops noticed her car weaving on the freeway in 2001 and found her blood alcohol level was a .13, nearly twice the legal limit of .08. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Newsmakers/Getty Images)
President George W. Bush. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
George Bush President George W. Bush. (credit: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images)
Keanu Reeves
Keanu Reeves "Speed" wouldn't be released until the following summer, but it was in 1993 when police noticed Keanu Reeves speeding and driving recklessly. They pulled him over in Los Angeles on May 5, 1993 at which time he failed his sobriety test. (credit: AP)
The Brady Bunch, Mike Lookinland
Mike Lookinland Michael Lookinland, who played Bobby Brady on "The Brady Bunch", became a race car driver after he left the acting profession. Ten years ago in Utah, Lookinland crashed his car and when police arrived they smelled booze on his breath and booked him for DUI. (credit: AP)
Black Eyed Peas, Taboo
Taboo Black Eye Peas' member Taboo, real name Jaime Luis Gomez, was arrested for DUI March 2007 in Industry. (credit: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
Gus Van Sant
Gus Van Sant Gus Van Sant was arrested December 22, 2006 for DUI in Portland, Oregon. The director of "Good Will Hunting," was stopped when police noticed the lights of his 2006 Porsche Cayenne were off. Van Sant reportedly blew a .19 into the breathalyzer, twice the state's legal limit. (credit: AP)
Shemar Moore, Criminal Minds, Young and the Restless
Shemar Moore "Criminal Minds" star Shemar Moore was arrested June 2007 on suspicion of DUI in Los Angeles. According to the CHP report: "Mr. Moore displayed signs of alcohol impairment and a DUI investigation was conducted." He was fined $1,400 and ordered to do community service. (credit: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)
Ty Pennington, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Ty Pennington Ty Pennington, "Extreme Makeover's" extremely ebullient host and carpenter was busted in May 2007 for DUI in Los Angeles. He posted a $5,000 bail and was released within 2 hours. A contrite Pennington later made a statement apologizing to fans and colleagues. Pennington said "This was my wake-up call. I made a lapse in judgment and [I want to apologize to my fans and ABC for] the embarrassment I have caused."( credit: Michael Buckner/Getty Images)
Daniel Dae Kim, Lost
Daniel Dae Kim First cops busted Michelle Rodriguez. And then "Lost" co-star Cynthia Watros was arrested for DUI. Daniel Dae Kim, who stars as Jin-Soo Kwon, was arrested by Honolulu police on suspicion of drunken driving in October 2007. Quick! Someone water down the drinks on the "Lost" set. Kim plead not guilty.(credit: AP)
Scott Weiland
Scott Weiland TMZ.com reported that Scott Weiland, former lead singer for Velvet Revolver and Stone Temple Pilots, was arrested for at least three DUIs. The most recent reported incident occured in November 2007, but Weiland's publicist denied he was drunk and said the singer was just involved in a minor accident. A police officer said Weiland appeared "impaired" and after being taken to the Van Nuys jail, he reportedly refused to take a blood or urine test. On April 28, 2008 Weiland pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge and was sentenced to eight days in jail. He was also given four years probation and ordered to attend an alcohol awareness class for 18 months. (credit: AP)
Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson After leaving a Scottsdale, Arizona night club in December 2006, and running a stop sign and almost hitting a sheriff's car, Mike Tyson -- the heavyweight boxer -- was pulled over by cops who said he was driving under the influence. They also busted him for cocaine possession. No alcohol was detected in his system. According to TMZ, police said Tyson was cooperative and acted like a complete gentleman throughout. (credit: AP)
Rebecca De Mornay, Risky Business
Rebecca De Mornay "Risky Business" star Rebecca De Mornay was stopped Oct. 30, 2007 in Beverly Hills for a traffic violation. Officers smelled hooch on her breath and she scored .09 for blood alcohol, just over the .08 legal limit. Police said she was "very cooperative" during her arrest. In December 2007, De Mornay was charged with two counts of drunken driving. (credit: AP)
Ted Kennedy
Ted Kennedy The date: July 18, 1969. The place: Chappaquiddick Island on Martha's Vinyard. Shortly after leaving a party, Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts -- who was reportedly drinking -- swerved his Oldsmobile off a bridge and plunged into the water. Kennedy escaped the submerged car, but his passenger, 28-year-old Mary Jo Kopechne, a campaign worker, did not. Kennedy said he valiantly tried to save the woman, but for decades many questions remain about his actions after the accident. For one thing, the senator did not report the accident to authorities for at least 10 hours. In May 2006, Ted's son Patrick (a Congressman from Rhode Island) crashed his 1997 Ford Mustang near the Capitol in what he called a drug-filled stupor. A day after his arrest, Kennedy went to the Mayo Clinic to seek help with his addictions.
Lane Garrison, PSA, DUI
Lane Garrison Lane Garrison was just started to get his career in high gear in 2006 with a supporting role on the Fox hit "Prison Break." On December 2, 2006, he was driving three teens he just met to a party when he crashed his SUV into a tree. One of the passengers, 17-year-old Beverly Hills High student Vahagn Setian, was killed. The other two passengers were seriously injured. May 21, 2007 Garrison pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving. He also appeared in a public service announcement (shown here) discussing how drunk driving ruined his life and the lives of his passengers. He was sentenced to 40 months in jail on October 31, 2007. With time served and good behavior, Garrison got out early.
Jim Leyritz, New York Yankees
Jim Leytritz Ex-NY Yankee catcher Jim Leyritz was celebrating his 44th birthday in late December 2007 when he left a Ft. Lauderdale nightclub and struck and killed another driver with his 2006 Ford Expedition. Freida Ann Veicht, 30, and the mother of three was ejected from her car and died of her injuries at an area hospital. Leyritz was charged with DUI and manslaughter and set free on $11,000 bail. According to Leyritz's lawyer, the former Yankee is distressed and distraught over the incident. He faces 15 years in prison if convicted. Leyritz played for half a dozen major league teams over 11 years (including the L.A. Dodgers) but is most remembered for a key home run that helped the Yankees tie game four of the 1996 World Series, a series they went on to win in six games. (credit: AP)
Nick Nolte, mug shot
Nick Nolte Actor Nick Nolte was busted by CHP officers on Sept. 11, 2002 after they said they noticed his Mercedes weaving on the PCH. After he failed a field sobriety test, officers said they also noted the actor was "drooling." A blood test reportedly revealed that Nolte was under the influence of alcohol and the drug GHB. In Dec. 2002, he was ordered to pay a $500 fine, sentenced to three years probation and ordered to go to a 90-day drug and alcohol treatment program. (credit: AP)
Heidi Fleiss
Heidi Fleiss Heidi Fleiss, the notorious Beverly Hills madam who ran a high-level, million-dollar call girl ring that catered to Hollywood's elite actors and businessmen, was arrested Thursday, February 8, 2008 near Las Vegas for driving under the influence, according to police. They said Fleiss was driving erratically and when they stopped her driving in Pahrump, they also found prescription drugs on her person. A passenger in her car, named John Owen, was also arrested for being under the influence. Police said they found marijuana on his person. Fleiss was also charged with driving without a license, possession of dangerous drugs without a prescription and being under the influence.
Carmelo Anthony, NBA
Carmelo Anthony NBA standout Carmelo Anthony really stood out April 14, 2008 when police in Colorado pulled him over for straddling two lanes and failing to dim his lights. The Denver Nuggets star, 23, was driving on I-25 after 4 a.m. when police noticed a silver Mercedes-Benz driving erratically. The following day, a contrite Anthony -- an NBA All-Star -- apologized to "my family, fans and the Denver Nuggets organization for my actions early Monday morning. As a leader, I know they expect a lot from me and I regret putting myself into this situation." He also apologized to his teammates. Anthony's fiance, former MTV veejay LaLa Vazquez, meanwhile, denied Internet rumors that she refused to pick Anthony up from the police station. In a statement to PEOPLE, Vazquez said, "I want to make sure the public fully understands that I fully support my fiance...I will always have his back."
Angie Everhart
Angie Everhart Model/actress Angie Everhart --once married to Ashley Hamilton -- and a former paramour/fiance of Sly Stallone, was busted for a reported DUI April 2008. TMZ (apparently they have a hot line into the sheriff's office for all celebrity-related DUIs) says Everhart was arrested and later released on $15,000 bail. They said the stunning redhead was arrested, and it was an unconfirmed tip, for DUI. (credit: AP)
Chad Kroeger, Nickelback
Chad Kroeger Nickelback's lead singer Chad Kroeger was ordered not to drive for one year and fined almost $700 for a DUI in his native Canada in May 2008. The fine and license suspension stems from a June 2006 incident when he was pulled over in his Lamborghini with a blood alcohol level almost twice the legal limit. After his sentencing, a contrite Kroeger told his fans, he didn't condone drinking and driving but asked for forgiveness because everyone makes mistakes. (credit: AP)
Cedric Benson
Cedric Benson Chicago Bears running back Cedric Benson was charged with a second DUI in 2008. Benson was arrested in June 2008 in Austin, Texas a little more than a month after he was arrested on suspicion of another DUI -- that one while boating. He was also charged with resisting arrest in the earlier incident. He denies both charges. In the latter incident (are you following all this?) Austin police said Benson refused to take a breath test. (credit: AP)
Ken Stabler, Muhammed Ali
Ken Stabler Oakland Raiders star quarterback Ken Stabler (here with Muhammed Ali) was one of football's most popular players in the 70s and early 80s. Stabler, now a radio commentator for the University of Alabama, was arrested June 9, 2008 at 1 a.m. and charged with reckless driving and DUI while driving in Robertsdale, Alabama. Stabler, now 62, was arrested for DUI's previously in 2001 and 1995, both times in Florida.
Scott Michael Foster, Greek
Scott Michael Foster Scott Michael Foster, who plays Kappa Tau president Cappie on the ABC Family hit dramedy "Greek," was arrested July 21, 2008 for suspicion of DUI in Hollywood. Police say Foster was arrested at 12:20 a.m. at Sunset and Cherokee. Foster was released on $5,000 bail that same morning. (credit: AP)
Emilio Navaira
Emilio Navaira Grammy-award winning Tejano singer Emilio Navaira, known to his many fans as Emilio, suffered life-threatening injuries in a bus crash in March 2008. Emilio was driving the bus with reportedly a blood alcohol level of 0.19, twice the legal limit in Texas. He spent months recovering and rehabbing (including two brain surgeries). Ironically, while driving back from a rehab stint, with his wife at the wheel, the couple were involved in another serious crash in September 2008. (credit: Scott Gries/Getty Images)
Fred Durst
Fred Durst Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst was arrested in 2007 for reportedly driving under the influence. He reportedly hit two people while driving in Orange County. He was given a 120-day suspended sentence. The D.A. believed Durst hit the two people on purpose. Yet he avoided jail time. Durst plead no contest and was ordered to perform 20 hours of community service and pay a $1,500 fine. (credit: AP)
Vito Fossella
Vito Fossella Rep. Vito Fossella, 43, the only Republican congressman from New York City, got into hot water May 2008 when he was arrested on DWI charges while driving in a suburb of Washington, D.C. His blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. At the time of his arrest, his constituents were further shocked that the married father of three admitted that he fathered a child, now 3, during an extra-marital affair. Fossella says he has no plans to resign and apologized to his family and his constituents for "the deep wounds I have caused."
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