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Mel Gibson

Busted for DUI

7/28/2006 8:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Mel Gibson BustedMel Gibson was arrested by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department in Malibu, Calif. early this morning for suspicion of DUI. Bail was set at $5,000.

He was pulled over for speeding in his 2006 Lexus as he was heading eastbound on the Pacific Coast Highway and a Breathalyzer test was administered. The arrest report lists the time of arrest as 2:36AM and the time booked as 4:06AM. Gibson was released at 9:45 a.m.

A spokesman for the Los Angeles Country Sheriff's Department told TMZ, "Mel Gibson was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence. He was released later this morning. The investigation was still ongoing, just like it would be with any other person."

A rep for Gibson tells TMZ they are "checking into" the matter.

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: A sheriff's official told TMZ Gibson had a blood alcohol level of .12. The legal limit in the state of California is .08.

UPDATE 9:15 p.m. Explosive new details in this case! Click here.

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136.

pat    

YOU PEOPLE ARE IDIOTS!!!

Okay, now I have your attention, the article contains the barest of details. First, what was he doing to be pulled over. Did he actually violate a traffic safety law? Cops are know to do this thing as harassment/filling quotas/another revenue stream for the town.
What were the circumstances of his drinking? Did he actually harm anyone? Does he have a legitimate excuse? Was he actually even drunk?

Anyone on this board who is ready to castigate Gibson for this is just a prejudmental idiot. You don't even know what happened, and are just looking for an excuse to spew your self-hating envious bile on anyone and anything while simultaneously engaging in your groupthink.

2988 days ago
137.

cousin rob    

To #4, Mikey: What the flying F are you talking about? You notice nobody else posted anything remotely similar to your bizarre statements about Jewish cops, irony, and Mel Gibson being a "nazi lover"??? Seriously, dude, what the hell goes on in your head? You like baseball? Cuz you're in left field!

2988 days ago
138.

Marie    

Very disappointed Mel.....what's the reason it took so long for the booking? Did he try to talk them out of it....or....did they all stop for just "one more for the road" ?

2988 days ago
139.

ANTHONY    

IF EVERYONE MINDED THEIR OWN BUSINESS, THEN THE COMMON LAW OF BUSINESS BALANCE WOULD THEN TAKE PLACE.
LEAVE THE MAN ALONE. HE MAKES HEADLINES SIMPLY BECAUSE HE IS A CELEBRITY, THAT DOES NOT MAKE HIM A BAD PERSON, DOES IT?
EVERYONE MAKES A COMMENT AS IF NO ONE EVER HAD ANYTHING TO DRINK AND THEN WENT FOR A DRIVE, SURE, I'LL DRINK TO THAT.. HAVE A LIFE.
AJ.

2988 days ago
140.

Ken    

Have fun you small minded jerks. How you get Natzi lover out of a movie about Jesus I'll never know.

2988 days ago
141.

marty    

Get over it! Only the good are made fun of. You people who put down Mel are or should I say must be that loser tom crews fans. ( now he is a low life ass)

2988 days ago
142.

Angie    

He's only human,so lay off! EVERY ONE makes bad choices!

2988 days ago
143.

Nancy    

Like all of us, Mel is human. Cut the guy some slack. We all make mistakes. Religion has nothing to do with it. And, for the jerk's who think it does; say that on judgement day. And, besides, those of you who think he's a jerk; he's a rich jerk, you only wish you had his money and life.

2988 days ago
144.

Teresa    

So hes only human. What about the umpteen million other people getting it for DUI And who really cares.

2988 days ago
145.

Dean B    

Better Mel behind the wheel than a Clinton getting a BJ in the Whitehouse.

2988 days ago
146.

Sherri    

Mel, if the news turns out to be true, Ask G D for forgiveness and for Him to help you be the person He wants you to be. I`m sure you`ve done that already. Remember the Devil comes to steal,kill,and distroy. Also Jesus said the world will not accept you if you decide to follow Him. But when all is said and done it will be well worth it. You are on our hearts and in our prayers. Don`t quit. Sherri

2988 days ago
147.

Eddie    

God bless Mel he's only human.

2988 days ago
148.

Tom    

HEADON,APPLY IT TO THE FOREHEAD
HEADON, APPLY IT TO THE FOREHEAD
HEADON, APPLY IT TO THE FOREHEAD

2988 days ago
149.

Christy    

In one sense, all Christians are living contradictions- we try to follow Our Lord, knowing that we will fail, and regularly. Our Lord Himself chose Apostles, knowing they would betray them, and still he chose them as friends. We all fail, and thanks to Our Lord's mercy, we all have the chance to get up and start again. It is sad that people comment with such contempt towards a man who produced a movie whose storyline followed the Scriptures consistently. If you do not like the movie, perhaps it is God with whom you ought to be speaking.

2988 days ago
150.

GB Girl    

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahah....BUWAHAhahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.......phew phew... whoo...... BUWAAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

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