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"Idol" Nurse Busted for DUI

2/28/2008 11:54 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"A.I." finalist Amanda Overmyer pleaded guilty to DUI back in October 2006 near her hometown of Mulberry, IN.
Booking photo of Amanda Overmeyer
She received a suspended sentence of 60 days and was placed on 180 days probation, which ended in August 2007.

According to the National Enquirer, on the night of her arrest Overmyer had a blood alcohol level of 0.108 and spent six hours in the Montgomery County Jail before her fiancé posted her bail.

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KAtie    

Who cares.... I am sure the producers already know about it.


I AM STILL GOING TO VOTE FOR HER!

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32.

VIC    

IF SHE DOES NOT MAKE IT ON IDOL SHE CAN GET A LEAD ROLE IN "CHUCKY'S BRIDE" PART II

2246 days ago
33.

indiana idol    

She is not from Crawfordsville, she is from Mulberry. If you report, get it right!

2246 days ago
34.

VIC    

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35.

ThatsCrazy    

The biggest crime here is her HAIR!!!!!!!!!!! Lord shes had that dreadful 'doo tooooooooooo long. PS: She sucked last night on AI.

2246 days ago
36.

Emily    

Whoops - her hometown is actually Mulberry, IN. Not Crawfordsville. They are actually about 25 miles apart.

Might want to get your towns straight, TMZ.

2246 days ago
37.

Melinda    

I adoe this young lady -- I think she's refreshing and I love the bluesy rock quality of her voice. There are two distinct types of classic rock vocals -- the Operatic Rock singers (Gramm, Perry, Heart's Ann Wilson, Walsh of Kansas, Mercury) and the Bluesy Rock vocalists (Raitt, Fogerty, etc.) -- Amanda is naturally suited to the latter, not the former, so yes it was a bad choice.

I agree that this "news" is old news and completely irrelevant. Shame on you TMZ for trying to besmirch this talented lady!

2246 days ago
38.

What's Up With That?    

Here you go again, TMZ - this is just SMARMY!

'Breaking News'?! There's nothing 'breaking' here but more of your credibility.

2246 days ago
39.

Anonymous    

I still think she has a problem with drugs and/or alchohol. Last night she looked like at any given minute she was gonna drop to the ground. Her eyes were very bugged, her pitch was everywhere, she was on something. Her song was just horrible. I dont see her hanging around much longer. She's a mess. and DEFINATELY not an American IDOL!!! the MAJORITY of VOTES WILL WIN.

2246 days ago
40.

AI    

You'll call attention to this, but you don't point out the conflict of interest with Randy Jackson judging Carly Smithson on American Idol?

Randy was her boss when they both were at MCA Records. He was VP of A&R at MCA and was part of the team that signed her to the label...and now he's judging her on Idol? See the problem here??

Seems to be a more substantive issue than a DUI that's so old the probation is over with.

2246 days ago
41.

Emily    

If you go to Tippecanoe County (IN) online court records, you see more of her offenses: http://www.tippecanoe.in.gov/court/pa.urd/PAMW6500

Just type in her name and search for her. She's a habitual speeder. OMG! Throw her in jail! Gimme a break....

2246 days ago
42.

Vanilla Cokehead    

who the f*** cares? If an AI finalist is found to have a past which entails a major felony conviction such as murder, robbery, embezzlement, rape, or another similar type of heinous crime, maybe I'd be worried. But a DUI conviction? Big deal. *yawn*

2246 days ago
43.

BigTicket    

This doesn't matter anyway. She was terrible on Idol last night. Truly sucked ass. She's proving to be a one trick pony, trying to channel Janis Joplin (and not doing it very well). Amanda needs to go back to singing in bars.

2246 days ago
44.

He's Boring now    

just another exmaple of why AI is seeing the start of its decline---the lowest ratings this year they have ever had and declining more each week. They are letting losers like this slip by, not doing background checks...America doesnt want convicted felons or convicted misdemeanor types on the show, especially if they are from the State people live in---people from IN are not going to be proud this goof is now representing their state. I wont even comment on that left over look from the late 80's she wears, enough on here already have.

AI will go the way Who wants to be a Millionaire show did...was a must see for a few years than fizzled to reruns and a day time show. Its this kind of stuff that makes its credibility suffer.

its not cool these days to be a drunk driver, past or present....not my rules, its Americas rules and we all should know that, just like America is not cool to smoking anymore and soon will be after fat people to not eat so much.

2246 days ago
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Another stupid story by TMZ's uneducated chimpanzees    

What's the matter, TMZ Chimpanzees, run out of things to be bitchy about? No more stories? Well, guess what...YOU ARE BEING SCOOPED. That's right, while other agencies are out there getting stories, you sit in your offices on your asses & dredge up years old BS because you're too lazy for anything else. Then, say "story developing...". WHAT A JOKE. If you're not going to even try to pretend you're journalists, you should go back to selling used cars...

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