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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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121.

bamer    

I got a DUI one time and they SUCK.

2824 days ago
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Claire Dupont    

What in the world is wrong with you liberals? You call Mel Gibson a bunch of dirty names for having a few too many drinks and getting busted...once.

But, do I hear any name calling for the many Hollywood liberals who habitually used drugs, get caught time after time, go to jail, go to rehab...etc? NO, for them you are compassionate and make excuses for them....but for anyone who believes in God, has a great family...and is a Republican...you throw your ugly stones...

You have shown all of us what you are really like ...you only want tolerance for your own kind...but if someone disagrees with you...you turn into vile wolves...

We don't want your kind of "justice" or "one sided compassion"...thanks for displaying your really ugly sides...now we know.

2824 days ago
123.

HOLLY    

YOU PEOPLE NEED TO GET A LIFE!! IM SURE ALL OF YOU HAVE MAD A BAD MISTAKE IN YOUR PERFECT LIFES. HOW CAN YOU TALK BAD ABOUT HIM JUST BECAUSE OF A MOVE???????????

GROW UP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2824 days ago
124.

DORIS    

THIS IS JUST A REPORT !! AND EVEN IF HE WAS SO WHAT ! HE WROTE AND DIRECTED ON VERY INSPIRATIONAL MOVIE.. HOPE HE MAKES ANOTHER ONE

2824 days ago
125.

purple thread    

Whuz Mz Gibson ..They have such a good union ..yeeeerz and yeeeerz..
She shoulds been out with him Thaaaat late... maybbeven driving

2824 days ago
126.

rob    

live and let live. if this was me i would not like my mistake on the front page of the newspaper. why do we need to know about his. i could not care less what mel gibson does.

2824 days ago
127.

The Las Vegas Wedding Chapel    

You're telling me not to judge Mel Gibson and all the reasons why he SO deserves this besides the obvious fact that, well, he was guilty to begin with. For years he has been judging others with his homophobic remarks and anti-semantic film. I'm not juding him, but his actions. Because if I were him, I think I'd need to go get plastered too.

2824 days ago
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Micjonk    

many have made mistakes in their lives .. but to really say this man is some religion fanatic .. is beyond me .. all he ever does is movies based on fact and truth .. how many of us had to cry out to the good Lord to ask forgiveness .. or to be a miracle .. to cast him as some drunk or religious fanatic is outrageous .. any one ver here of being spiritual and not religious ??? does it occut to anyone that many have made some mistakes in their lives .. i as 1 am to admit my faults .. but whom else would .. but only to see this man as a evil person as some here see him .. i say Mel keep up the good work ... the good Lord is very forgiveing .. many should seek him .. not condem .... Micjonk

2824 days ago
129.

Therese    

Personally, I'll wait for the details. The only problem is, I wonder if I will be able to sort out the REAL story from that which will be hype upon hype, by the media. After all, this is just such a JUICY piece of information for them... and I expect they will have a HEYDAY in the process making it jucier yet. The media will forget, or perhaps they don't know..the Good Book says: "The just man falls seven times a day." Indeed, There, but for the grace of God, go YOU or go I.

2824 days ago
130.

U Know Who    

#45 said -Give the Road Warrior the respect he deserves and has earned. Everyone makes mistakes in life, so give him a break. Look how much he has accomplished in life so far!


Earned respect for what? Acting Pfffffffffffffffffffft acting does not earn you respect..nor does acting well. Maybe amongst your peers ie other actors.

Why should I a "normal Joe" respect his poor decison making skills?

What exactly has he accomplished? More acting woopty ficking doo...

Seriously figure it out, he endangered the lives of innocent motorists , luckily he was caught prior to killing someone besides himself. PERIOD


BlackMetal

2824 days ago
131.

francesroberts7    

Amazing how every sick pervert in Hollywood can do anything and not be criticized, but let somebody make a movie about Jesus, and he's a target forever. BTW, the Jews didn't kill Jesus. He GAVE his life. Read the Bible sometime, and you'll know the truth.

2824 days ago
132.

danie    

He needed a vasectomy years ago all his kids are driving him to drink.

2824 days ago
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john eades    

Why does making a movie about the bible make you a religious fanatic??? He never said he was perfect. Everyone makes mistakes. The fact that people out there enjoy and lable people who do is sad. What a bunch of pathetic people that have responded. Talk about jerks!!!!!

2824 days ago
134.

k mart    

Mel knows that money talks and b s walks. Money is like holding a gun ,but much more powerful. the american people do not give a damn. just ask mr. bush----

2824 days ago
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Faith by Choice    

Sad, sad world . . . . everyone is SO ready to jump on someone and be judgemental of someone who has done nothing but exercise his beliefs and his faith! We all make mistakes, nobody withstanding. That's why we need a Savior. Thankfully, Mel knows where his is!

2824 days ago
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