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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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76.

Theresa    

Jesus would say, "judge not less ye be judged!"

So Mel demonstrates that he is as human and fallible as the rest of us, I knew that already.

Unless you don't drink a singe drop of alcohol, (and I don't...) anyone is a potential arrest for DUI. It depends on how much you've consummed, in a period of time, before getting behind the wheel.

Breathlyzers are super sensitive, (rightly so), anyone can believe they are fine, and blow numbers that qualify for arrest.

Far be it from me to pass judgement on Mel Gibson, (or anyone else for that matter), just because he is famous. I wish him all the best, and everyone else too!

Have a peace filled day!

2926 days ago
77.

MJP    

Hey, just about anyone these days has or gets a DUI. It's not as shocking as most people would think. So what, he got pulled over for that. BFD. It's not like he had a car accident or ran somebody over. We don't even know how much alcohol was in his system. Maybe he just had a couple of glasses of wine with dinner and felt perfectly sober. It is really hard to tell sometimes. He is human just like all of us, and humans make mistakes. All those people out there talking down about Mel, should take a long look at their own lives, can you honestly say that you never once made a error in judgement? Come on now, be real!

2926 days ago
78.

rs    

I like the "cast the first stone" comment a little up the page..
heck lets just stone him...errr wait maybe he was already stoned...
that why he got pulled over...

2926 days ago
79.

Paul    

Just sit back and watch all the comments that will be pouring in saying stuff like: "He can't be a Christian if he was driving drunk" or calling him a hypocrite. People will be referencing The Passion of The Christ Movie, relating his behaviour and expanding it to a belief/or un-belief in God. Bottom line. We all fall short! No one is perfect all the time. Most of all, it doesn't take a perfect man or woman to call themselves a Christian!

2926 days ago
80.

B    

Holy Grail!! Hitting the sacramental wine (or Foster's) a little too much at your last supper, Mel?
And how about that God damn Los Angeles County Sherrif' Department? Obviously just another secular, anti-God bunch of liberal dupes..... Stay out of Malibu Ann Coulter, Bill O'Reilly, Rush and Sean Hannity. They're out to get all you patriotic God-fearing Americans!!! :-)

2926 days ago
81.

MILLIE SMITH    

FRIST OF ALL MEL IS ONLY A HUMAN (MAN ) WE ALL SIN AND FALL SHORT OF THE GLORY , SO HE WITH OUT SIN LET HIM THROW THE FIRST STONE , AMEN , ,,,,,,,, I WOULD NOT THROW STONES OR IT COULD COME BACK ON YOU ,,,,,,,

2926 days ago
82.

eddie    

He should be treated as everyone else.it is a shame though,i thought he had more sense than this.O well

2926 days ago
83.

Robin    

Give him a break guys!!! He is only human. It says he was pulled over, not convicted.

2926 days ago
84.

CHARI    

NO ONE IS PERFECT AND WITHOUT SIN. AS FAR AS MEL BEING A RELIGIOUS FANATIC, IT'S SAD IF YOU SPEAK WITH PASSION ABOUT YOUR LOVE FOR CHRIST YOU ARE LABELED A NUT BUT YOU CAN SAY OR DO "ANYTHING" ELSE AND IT'S O.K!!!!

2926 days ago
85.

chris o    

Jesus liked wine.... he just didn't have a car :) at least mel didn't get all 'mad max' on them...

2926 days ago
86.

jay    

Typical Christian! All I have is one word to say : Hypocrite!

2926 days ago
87.

Donnie    

"religious nutbag"? "What would Jesus do?"?? "nazzi Lover"?? "passion of the BOOZE"??? You are all rediculous!! since when did making a movie or sharing your beliefs EVER mean you were perfect? or that you loved Nazzi's, or were Nuts?? so the guy had a few drinks? and drove home!??!! you'd be suprised how many people do this EVERY NIGHT and don't get stopped by the police! not that it makes it right, but thank GOD there was no one hurt!! the guy's never spoken out in condemnation of any moral stance. Just because he made a Christian Themed movie, he suddenly has to be perfect at every stance? Makes alot of sense to me!

2926 days ago
88.

Jack Hennessey    

I think that Mel was just at the wrong place at the wrong time. How many others don't get caught and are a danger to the public at large? Just because he's a celebrity, he should not have to put up with all the ridicule coming his way.

I think there should be more personal brethalyzers for sale to the general public to test their own breath before driving. If there were, they'd be a great fewer DUIs for cops to arrest and the roads would be a lot safer. But I think the cops like to say "gotcha" so this probably won't happen.

I think the public and Mel Gibson are judged unfairly I'm for more personal breathalyzers and personal responsibility in using them. In fact every bar ought to have one installed.

Jack from New Jersey

2926 days ago
89.

Robin    

I wish I could have arrested him. Frisking'em would have been soooo much fun!

2926 days ago
90.

get a life people    

Come on guys he made a movie about Jesus he didn't say he was perfect...Give him a break......Innocent until proven other......

2926 days ago
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