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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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gina    

DUI, so he drank too much, so he think Jesus would approve of his movie, so he thinks Jesus would forgive him if he had hit and killed someone, so he knows he's rich enough to get out of any trouble. Well Mel, remember what the Bible said: It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to get through the gates of heaven. Think about that one Mel. And I used to Adore you. sad, very sad.

2946 days ago
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Debbie    

Let those without sin cast the first stone! You know, society puts these stars so high on a pedestal that when they show they are human society is the first one to drag them down. What a double standard society has. Grow up people!

2946 days ago
93.

Congrats    

Amen #29

2946 days ago
94.

jimmy    

you sure the cop was not drink to ? have one on me mel, hey that sounds like a good movie lets let it roll mel your cool . the hell with the if they cant take a joke the movie is called. one for mel

2946 days ago
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MJP    

FYI: Sometimes it does take over an hour to get booked. There's the additional breathalyzer to be done at the station. Then all personal items have to be removed and documented, ie jewelry, keys, shoelaces, etc. Then comes the fingerprinting, of ALL your fingers, which are scanned and reviewed onscreen, and THEN the paperwork all gets filed, and that's the time they put down as booking time. Its a long, arduous process.

2946 days ago
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SueJ    

Holy Hannah... Mel Gibson is HUMAN! I really liked:

I think Jesus would say, "Let him who is without sin cast the first stone."
Posted at 3:43PM on Jul 28th 2006 by Nancy

Way to go Nancy! Mel made a movie, people. He's a director! He's an actor! He makes mistakes like the rest of us all! I can only laugh at the idiots who call him things like 'nazi lover', 'holier than thou', and 'jackass'.

How embarrassing a mistake he made though, and I do hope he learns from it!

2946 days ago
97.

TINA    

GIVE IT A REST! HE IS NOT ANY DIFFERENT THAN ANYONE ELSE. HE JUST MESSED UP. THEIR ARE ALOT STRANGER PEOPLE THAN HIM IN THIS WORLD.

2946 days ago
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Vickie    

Ok everyone who is perfect stand-up please. We all make mistakes, Adam and Eve made mistakes, and I'm sure everyone of you negative naysayers have made your fair share of mistakes as well. Get a clue people. I don't condone drinking and driving but I know alot of people who get pulled over everyday and if he weren't a celebrity noone would even care.

2946 days ago
99.

C    

Hey idiots; he is no Nazi lover, that is how history happened, you dolts!

2946 days ago
100.

Casey    

This wouldn't be such an issue if we, as a society, did not revere actors and sports stars as if they were gods. People keep them on a pedastal and then when it becomes clear that this actor / sport star is just as human as the rest of us, people go off the deep end trashing the actor / sport star as if he'd just been discovered to be a serial killer.

Mel Gibson is a great actor. I love watching his movies. I always will. But my enjoyment isn't ruined with the inevitable discovery that he's only human. I knew that all along. People make mistakes, and this was a biggie, but it doesn't change the quality of his acting or his film choices.

2946 days ago
101.

Congrats    

Amen #29

2946 days ago
102.

rocker    

Wow, Had no idea so many people are so easily irritated. Give the guy a break! He's done some great movies as well as some not so great- just like everybody else. Unfortunately you can mock and denigrate most faiths all you want,but there's one that if you dare breathe an adverse thought you're ostracized...I personally enjoy is political incorrectness.

2946 days ago
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Dan Mccarthy    

To be a Christian does not mean you are perfect...you are just forgiven. There was only one man who was perfect and he died on the cross for us so that we did not have to be perfect.

Mel Gibson is a good man but just a man.

2946 days ago
104.

U Know Who    

#10 How can one be driving drunk on his own time.....WTF are you guys on?

He endangered the lives of EVERY other motorist out there...that doesn't matter to anyone else I guess huh?

Well when you lose a family member to a drunken idiot such as Mel, we'll see if you take the same "on his ownt time" stance.

BlackMetal

2946 days ago
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Jacqueline    

You guys are morons... what does any of this have to do with religion or Jesus? Absolutely nothing. He's human just like the rest of us & is entitled to make mistakes.

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