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"Eight Is Enough" Star Busted in "Drag" Race

9/18/2008 5:49 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Joan Prather -- Janet McArthur Bradford on "Eight Is Enough" -- was arrested on felony hit-and-run charges over the weekend, after she allegedly dragged an L.A. County Sheriff's deputy down PCH with her car.

The deputy attempted to stop Joan after she drove past barricades and road cones during the Malibu Triathlon.

According to the Malibu Surfside News, when Raines extended his arm -- motioning for Joan to stop -- his watch became entangled in her car. She didn't stop and Michael had to run alongside the car for 20 feet until other deputies intervened.

The cop was treated at a local hospital for a sprained arm. Joan was booked on a felony hit-and-run and released on $50,000 bail.

A rep for Prather was not available for comment.

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Illinois person    

Another Eight Is Enough star in trouble with the law. So what else is new? Man those people in that cast were cursed. All except for Did VanPatten and Betty Buckley.

2137 days ago
2.

Muah    

When will people learn? FIRST!

2137 days ago
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Get Over Yourselves    

Maybe she didn't see him? ha!

2137 days ago
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AL GOREs VAGINA    

WHY DIDN'T THE DEPUTY SHERIFF SHOOT HER IN THE HEAD ?.....I'LL TELL YOU WHY....BECAUSE THEN THE LIBERAL, BLEEDING HEART NEWS MEDIA WOULD BE PERSECUTING THE DEPUTY AND THE SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT !

NEXT TIME THE LIBERALS IN MALIBU WANT TO HOLD A TRIATHLON.....GET RODNEY KING TO DIRECT TRAFFIC !!!

2137 days ago
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monkeynoodle    

It was during a triathlon? A cop had to run 20 feet? And he finds this distressing? How embarrassing.

2137 days ago
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Al Baby    

I would have done her any time hot lil thing and whats her face the one that od and died to death

2137 days ago
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KJ    

Now that is funny...she must have been on something...lol

2137 days ago
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cb    

#3 why don't you get your raggedy, toothless, ugly ass momma to direct traffic you moron!!!

2137 days ago
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Sean    

Wait.......hold on.......she was released. Give me a F*(#&T*Ying break. If this was me my ass would still be in county locked up.

2137 days ago
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Abby    

if you've died...isn't that always to death?...lol

2137 days ago
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FEDUPWITHSTUPIDRICHSTARS    

WOULD YOU MOVIE STARS WHO WANT TO USE YOUR MONEY BUYING DRUGS JUST DONATE YOUR MONEY TO ME AND I'LL USE IT WISELY!!!!! OR YOU COULD HELP BAIL OUT OUR FAILING ECONOMY!!! OR FEED THE HUNGRY OR SHELTER THE HOMELESS OR HELP THE ELDERLY!!!

2137 days ago
12.

mysymphony    

I was thinking the same thing. When you die, it is usually to death, UNLESS of course you die and they are able to bring you back. Lol.

2137 days ago
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Tony Waiakea    

Why dont we just wait and see what ALL of the facts are BEFORE we jump to conclusions. Leave the conclusion jumping to the media.

2137 days ago
14.

Twinker    

Don't tell me it was Ponch's Timex. Ouch!

2137 days ago
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lindee    

She hasn't been in the media in 25 years. An arrest is always good for at least an Ellen and a Larry King episode. Definately Howard Stern. Guess she's launching a tv comeback?

2137 days ago
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