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Tommy Lee's Helicopter Pulled Over By Cops

2/1/2009 1:23 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Tommy LeeUPDATE: 4:20 PM ET Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they first noticed Tommy Lee's helicopter around Glendale, when it flew underneath and "too close" to an LAPD chopper. After the pilot was ordered to land at the Van Nuys Airport, the LAPD went searching for the pilot. Sources say approximately 10 minutes later, they found him at a nearby hotel and he said he'd been drinking after he landed.

We're told he was taken to the LAPD in Van Nuys where he was given a blood alcoho
l test.

UPDATE: 5:40 PM ET It just gets weirder. Now law enforcement tells us the pilot went to an aviation facility at the airport right after he landed and someone gave him vodka before cops arrives. By the way, as for Tommy Lee, when cops arrived he was no where to be seen.

This is a first.

Tommy Lee's helicopter pilot may be in big trouble today after he and Lee were literally pulled over mid-flight by the LAPD.

Cops tell us at around 10:45 AM Lee's helicopter was forced to land at Van Nuys airport after an LAPD chopper saw it flying erratically.

Tommy, who was riding shotgun, was let go -- but the pilot was detained, investigated and then released without being charged.

We're told the FAA will still conduct an investigation.

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Katieq    

first

1997 days ago
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SuziQue    

You made that up. LOL!

1997 days ago
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princesspink    

Well, okay, here's the thing about Tommy Lee... he's so past his prime and I don't know why were talking about him! Don't we have a fat star, or rehab, or something else? Tommy Lee is hardly breaking news... unless it's 1994.

1997 days ago
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aha    

Heehee! I think this is funny!

1997 days ago
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99centz    

waz the pilot gary collin'z??? I heard he waz back wizzen around.................

1997 days ago
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I'm a complete moron    

DID TRAVOLTA'S SON DIE IN A JET SKI ACCIDENT?....STAY OFF OF THOSE THINGS!

1997 days ago
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Grammar nazi    

Oh, the pilot got some vodka AFTER.. so he could claim "I just now drank it" when his breathalyzer goes nuts. Slick! (not)

1997 days ago
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Pat    

Of course. If you know you have to talk to the police, you should IMMEDIATELY slam down some vodka. It just makes a much better impression. And do the same thing when it's time to go to court.

1997 days ago
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Loser    

Lock that crusted up rock freak up and throw away the key...Can you throw that wrinkly old coochie pie named Pam Anderson too with him....She lets her boys look like girls

1997 days ago
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Proofreader    

when cops arrived he was no where to be seen. No where, huh? Who writes these, junior high students?

1997 days ago
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They about to get paid!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!    

Tommy Lee was drinking because Kid Rock was banging his girl doggie style,

1997 days ago
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2pac4life    

his head shud hav been chopped off by da blades.

1997 days ago
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B. Mull    

If you pull the old "run in a bar" stunt to avoid a DUI, the DMV revokes your license anyway. The FAA should do the same to this guy. We don't need drunk pilots flying over our heads.

1997 days ago
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Party 'till you die!    

It will be nice when the update somes saying "Drunken Menace Pilot Has License Yanked Permanently By F.A.A. Tommy Lee Also Charged For Aiding and Abetting Drunken Pilot." This douche shouldn't even be allowed to pilot a paper airplane! And I hope TL gets charged for having the Boozed Baron fly him around!

1997 days ago
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elle    

What a fricking idiot!

The looser endangered how many lives?

Lock um up!

1997 days ago
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