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Charles Barkley

Popped for DUI

12/31/2008 9:25 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of DUI early this morning in Arizona.

Charles Barkley
Barkley was arrested by the Gilbert Police Department at a DUI checkpoint and had his blood tested on scene by a mobile DUI task force.

He was released a short time later and took a taxi home.

Story developing ...

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16.

Luke Warmwater    

Man, he's got lips as big as sofa cushions.

2021 days ago
17.

Sharona    

I guess he lost all of his money gambling is why he could not afford a taxi.

2021 days ago
18.

Illinois person    

...and let me guess, all of the officers were all asking for his autograph and not on his ticket, right?

2021 days ago
19.

stefano Serafini    

FAT LOUD MOUTH DOUCHEBAG!!!!!!

Now sit down, shut up and go on a freakin' diet, you windbag!

Can't wait til you run for public office..what a JOKE!!

And for those who say we don't know for sure if he was drunk or not, Scottsdale police are not Nazis.....if they stopped him, he likely was under some influence....and he refused a breath test, which doesn't look good no matter what his civil rights are.....

stop with the pontificating!!!! People JUDGE based on PRESUMPTIONS ALL THE TIME!

Get off your high horses!

Barkley, it's about time you got of yours, too.


2021 days ago
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Spideyf2424    

This truely a sad story, but what is really disturbing is all the racial comments that are being posted. The fact that he is black and ran a stop sign, and was pulled over, is what it is. He lacked good judgement in his actions, and in turn will have to pay for them. Some of the people posting the racial comments so far have also LACKED GOOD JUDGEMENT.

2021 days ago
21.

maggot    

97% of all NBA players have police records from drunk driving to murder one....so who really cares.

2021 days ago
22.

doody bubble    

the reason he ran the stop sign he was going to detroit to make sure they hired a black coach and the reason he was drunk was because whitey said drink up it will be okay, that malt liquor sho is good and just in whitey also said here smoke these kool cigarettes this just in we have breaking news whitey made him fat by eating pigs feet and drinking kool lickles

2021 days ago
23.

JustSayin    

#13 thanks for my laugh this morning

2021 days ago
24.

dana    

Dumb move! He was planning on running for Governor..just threw away his political career..over a stupid bottle of liquor.

2021 days ago
25.

The DUTCHMAN    

Get off this mans back. Not a damn thing has been PROVEN yet !!! So he blew a stop sign,SO WHAT!!! cops do it all the time !! Take a look at what the slimey politicians do,judges included !!When THEY get stopped they threaten the cops with job loss and,I love this one:"Do you know who i am?. Do you know who you are talking to? Barkley is an O.K.guy who does a lot of good.Some say he is rude ? Only to airheads,you know,DEAD FROM THE NECK UP !! Go Charles,don't pay any attention to the STUPID,NEGATIVE S--T !!

2021 days ago
26.

Bob    

" If you people READ, it says "on SUSPICION of DUI". Nowhere does it say he actually was driving while drunk. Until then you should not judge." - yeah, the cops are making this up becasue they don't know that he can afford a lawyer that would make a false arrest a big dollar lawsuit.

"Anyone who drinks and drives is stupid. Especially during holidays when they take special care in setting up DUI checkpoints." - yeah, because killing yourself or someone else doesn't make it stupid, the likelyhood of getting caught makes it stupid.

"Gestapo police state, drawing blood at checkpoints. Big Brother in action." You are the biggest jerk of all. What about the other driver's on the road's right to get home alive? When you get behind the wheel you are NOT in a private situation, you are in public. I hope I don't live anywhere near you and I feel sorry for those who do.




2021 days ago
27.

Mariah    

I just recently moved to the Phoenix area but practically the first thing my brother told me when I got to town was NEVER, NEVER even have 1 drink and get behind the wheel of your car here in Maricopa County. He said AZ has some of the strictest drunk driving laws in the country AND they actually enforce them and ACTIVELY pursue offenders. He said it is an AUTOMATIC 10 days in Sheriff Arpaio's "Tent City" and it does not matter who you are or who you have representing you. He said it is actually a waste of time/money to even bother with an attorney. They don't give a rat's a$$ who you are (supposedly). It is off to Tent City for you. So it will be interesting to see IF Barkley tests positive, if the rules will actually apply to him, too, no, not because he's black but for the whole celebrity spectre. The rules are always different if you are famous.

2021 days ago
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TMZ IS RELEASE THERAPY FOR RACIST    

Out of the 25 post on this forum 9 of them are white's complaining about what blacks are doing and what there going to say.And you say blacks whine.

2021 days ago
29.

who cares    

TEXAS STATE JUDGE GOT A DWI THE OTHER DAY IN FORT WORTH.IF YOU GOT THE MONEY OR POWER NO PROBLEM. THEY EVEN GOT FORT WORTH POLICE OFFICER PASSED OUT DRUNK IN HIS PATROL CAR LAST YEAR,BUT HES A COP HE WILL BE ALRIGHT. NODODY GIVES A DAMN ,UNLESS YOUR A COP ON NEW YEARS EVE..............

2021 days ago
30.

confucius    

gilbert cops are the worst. I cant imagine a tmz employee or paparazi was waiting for any drunk celebs in arizona. go figure that pictures from the magic floating camera would get these pics onto the web. They are a bunch of jerks no matter what you get pulled over for. me i get pulled over for my hispanic last name

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