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John From Jail? Nichols Popped for DUI

8/24/2007 12:56 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Austin Nichols (who?), the actor who starred in the HBO show "John From Cincinnati" and appeared in the series "Deadwood," (oh, okay), was popped by police early Friday on suspicion of DUI in somewhere called Jackson, Mich.

Cops stopped Nichols just before 3:00 AM after he was seen driving the wrong way down a one-way street in a silver Mercury Mountaineer. Sound familiar? Austin was pulled over, and officers say they smelled alcohol on his breath. Cops report that Nichols blew a .10 and was arrested. Nichols didn't tell police where he was going, but a local paper, the Jackson Citizen Patriot, which first broke the story, said Nichols has been living at Clark Lake this summer. Jackson is located about 65 Celeb Mugshots -- click to launchmiles west of Detroit.

If convicted of drunk driving, Nichols could face up to 93 days in jail, a $500 fine and community service. To add insult to no injuries, HBO has announced that "John from Cincinnati" just got the ax.

Perhaps Austin can join buddy Jake in Nantucket.

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LIFE IS LIFE    

OMG...

2555 days ago
2.

Anna    

Too bad for him. California is giving out only 1 day jail sentences for all charges combined. Michigan is not as giving.

2555 days ago
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YAWN    

Up to 93 days in jail and community service for a first DUI offense - California, are you listening??

2555 days ago
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jerry    

DONT WORRY AUSTIN YOU MADE A MOVIE YOU WILL BE FINED 5 DOLLAR'S AND A SLAP ON THE WRIST.OH WHAT YOU DID NOT DO THIS IN LA. YOU MIGHT BE SCREWED. JACKSON,MICH. MIGHT JUST PUT YOUR MOVIE MAKING ASS IN JAIL.SORRY JUST DONT DROP THE SOAP!!!!!!!!!!

2555 days ago
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PORNSAVANT    

DONT CARE THAT HE GOT POPPED WITH A DUI. WHAT PISSES ME OFF IS THAT "JOHN FROM CINNCINNATI" GOT CANCELED. THAT SHOW WAS GREAT.

2555 days ago
6.

give me a break,,    

I do not know who this guy is,, I read his IMDB thingie,, but still,, hmm seems like a lot of bit parts in things,,
i guess I never noticed his face before,, ,,
maybe this will toss him into stardom!!
geezzzzzzzzzzz

2555 days ago
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SayWhat    

What is this? No one parties, say, around noontime and then get a DUI around 1 pm? I'm tired of these early a.m. arrests. So is the population of that place under 10 people? Anyone driving through adds 1, there's always that one cop, his sergeant, the mayor, a hairdresser, mom and pop grocery store, gas station owner/mechanic, doctor, and last but not least, mail person.

2555 days ago
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spikept-the-Poet    

Referencing your comments about John from Cininatti:

It's a show that requires some intelligence. Not for you tmz authors. Getting stories from perez alot aren't we! Here's a new term for your type of writing/blog/stories...

ONE BUTTON JOURNALISM

fyg

2555 days ago
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expygirl    

He blew a .10 and was driving the wrong way down the street? What a light weight.

2555 days ago
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Democrats are evil    

Too bad he doesn't live in Los Angeles. According to the District Attorneys there, 1st arrests receive no punishment but a small fine. As a matter of fact, Mr. Steve Cooley himself, will personally buy you dinner and drinks at a posh eatery and at the same time supply you with all the proper forms and addresses for your future contributions. Then, your assured that the jails will always be to full for simple DUI's. But if you don't comply, don't expect a no vacancy sign.

2555 days ago
11.

Libby    

Why is he smiling? Or smirking? At least Snoop has the good sense not to smile in his mug shot.

2555 days ago
12.

Maple leaf forever    

So sad. Looks like he can forget about coming to Canada now...

2555 days ago
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Maple leaf forever    

BTW, "John from Cincinnati" was a crap show and a very poor replacement to be placed after "The Sopranos."

"Big Love" was a great show, and should have gone in it's slot. Sadly, tonight is the Season Finale!

2555 days ago
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lovemystery.com    

I live in Michigan and have family in Jackson. It actually has a huge population (Prison population that is).. Haha you got busted in the wrong town....

2555 days ago
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Lou Rivers    

WEIRD SHOW, WEIRD GUY. BUT I LIKED IT. THEY WERE PROBABLY LOOKING FOR HIM BACK AT IMPERIAL BEACH (IB). ASK HIM WHY THEY CANCELLED THE SHOW?
"I DON'T KNOW BUTCHIE, INSTEAD".

2555 days ago
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