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Bryant Gumbel's Boy -- Wreck at the Wheel

11/24/2008 4:50 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Bryant Gumbel's 29-year-old son was arrested for an alleged DUI last week -- and this time there's no questioning his identity.

Last weekend, NY State Troopers nabbed Bradley Gumbel around 3 AM after they noticed his 2005 Toyota 4-Runner SUV swerving on the highway. When they approached the car, cops say Gumbel was sleeping and reeked of booze.

Cops also say the front passenger side of the car was banged up and Gumbel couldn't explain how the damage occurred.

According to the popo, Bradley's blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit for DUI. Gumbel was also hit for driving with a suspended license -- his registration reportedly was suspended due to an insurance lapse.

Back in 2002, Bradley was arrested in a high-profile case in NYC after a woman mistakenly ID'd him as her mugger. He was cleared of any wrongdoing in that case.

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my 3 cents    

Is Bryant Gumbel's son's name Barney? As in Barney Gumbel of the Flinstone cartoon?

2076 days ago
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Reality    

Papa must be proud, so close to the holidays..Didnt Bryant Gumbel leave his wife of so many years some time ago?

2076 days ago
3.

Really?    

um, yummy, I thnk that's Barney Rubble not Barney Gumble...

2076 days ago
4.

pegf    

where the hell does it say Barney....I see Bradley....

2076 days ago
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Ooooo Noooo!    

Don't know his drunk kid, but I met Bryant Gumbel at a charity event -- what a TOTAL flaming a-hole! Maybe that is why the kid drinks -- he can't stand his father in person either.

2076 days ago
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billyboyhere    

Is his Mother White? Gumbel has a thing for white women only. Not sure why----maybe it was his catholic school upbringing from Chicago. Was glad to see Katie Couric put him in his place when she was just a brand new whippersnapper so very long ago.

He's the atypical angry black man (professional variety) of the 70's and 80's...somebody nudge him and tell him a Black man was just elected President and he can start being nice to people, particularly the common folk again.

His son might need AA or simply a nice conversation with Dad sometime during Gumbels busy schedule. Will he be doing the Thanksgiving Day Parade this year? Oh thats right, he's not there anymore.

2076 days ago
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dudette    

That's pretty hammered - the cop pulls him over and he's passed out by the time he walks to his window? Wonder what he blew?! That's more than DUI - that's intoxicatededed. He needs either a chauffeur or a trip to Betty Ford.

2076 days ago
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datgirl    

2005 Toyota 4 Runner? Seriously???? Daddy makes how much money and he's driving a 2005 toyota 4 Runner....

2076 days ago
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Carolyn A-B    

Bryant Gumbel was married to a Black woman for about 2 decades. They've since divorced and he remarried. But I would expect that a 29 year old would have made peace with the situation by now.

Let's keep race out of this. Gumbel's adult son was busted for a DUI. That's the story here, not how well Bryant and Katie Couric got along, not the second wife's racial background.

2076 days ago
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Jonny o    

I can't believe that story...those are serious charges...man, if he were black, they'd lock him up and throw away the key. end of story, no matter who daddy was...

2076 days ago
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joan    

If Bryant Gumble were my father I would do more than just get drunk, he is the most arrogant and nasty person. He just sucks big time. He was co-hosting with Kelly Ripa and during the commercial breaks Kelly would interact witth the audience as far as taking pictures and answering questions etc.. and where was A-Hole Gumble no-where to be seen.
"F-CK BRYANT GUMBLE. IF YOU REALLY WANT GET UNDER HIS SKIN JUST SEND HIM CHEESE, HE HATES CHEESE, ANY KIND WILL DO. JUST A LITTLE INFO ON THE PRICK.

2076 days ago
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Anthony    

I think the black wants to come out of this one.

2076 days ago
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Carrys F.    

I think all DUI's are bad news, especially since this felon actually seems to have hit something. Hopefully not a person. But the fact that he's the washed up son of a washed up anchor person really is weird. TMZ, you really need to check out other celeb websites to see what's interesting and what people are watching. Oh, and what people care about.

2075 days ago
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SoCal    

His father's a tool...the apple doesn't fall far from the tree.

2075 days ago
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June Pollard    

What is it that makes people drink to oblivion? We all know our limitation when it
concerns how much our system can tolerate. It is shameful that people put others'
lives at stake. If you want to get drunk, stay home, close your bedroom door and
hope that you wake up in the morning after putting yourself in that state. The
rest of us love life, thank you very much. Get help for yourself Gumbel and please
stay out of my way!!!

2075 days ago
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