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Sam Shepard Guilty of Very Drunken Driving

2/11/2009 8:28 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Sam ShepardIt's hard to dispute a .175 blood alcohol level -- which is why actor Sam Shepard just pled guilty to DUI and speeding.

Shepard -- who starred in "The Notebook" and "Swordfish" -- told an Illinois judge during today's 20-minute hearing, "I never intend to drive under the influence again... it's not worth it." Sam was busted last month for driving 46 MPH in a residential zone while sauced.

He was fined $600 plus court costs, placed on 24 months court supervision, has to complete an alcohol treatment course and 100 hours of community service, according to the pantagraph.com.

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Dr. Adams    

too fast where are you?

2029 days ago
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csm2284    

oh geez. lameeeeeeeeeee
people dont drink and drive c'mon!

2029 days ago
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Wow    

For the sake of everyone else on the road, I hope he means it.

2029 days ago
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L    

It's not worth it?!?! You mean the fine and the inconvenience of coming to court? How about "My gawd! I could have killed innocent people by doing that! I'm so ashamed!" Dumb ass.

2029 days ago
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Trophy wife Slim and Trim!!!!    

He didn't hurt anyone... This is a waste of tax payers money... get chris brown... GD IT

2029 days ago
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Chucky    

"too fast where are you" That's on a residential zone (road). and that is way too fast.

2029 days ago
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RUSerious    

That's It??? Just a little fine of 600??? He needs to come down to AZ and get a real punishment. That would be considered Super Extreme DUI and would be an AUTOmatic 45 Days in Tent City with up to $2500 in Fines!! Not to mention all the alcohol classes and the IGNITION Interlock!
Dude Got Off Soooo Dam Lucky!!

2029 days ago
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DeeDee    

I totally agree with the poster "L". That is exactly what I thought of when I read it. You wonder if he thought it would have been worth it if he hadn't been caught? He's a total alkie. They cannot assume responsibility.

2029 days ago
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Posted at 7:10PM on Feb 11th 2009 by TeeMmmmmmmZ



LOL!

2029 days ago
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2029 days ago
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2029 days ago
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liddy    

how dare you try and i do mean try and make a joke about my country and the young guy that not only has helped save hundreds of lives homes but also the wildlife here you really need to grow up i use to wonder why my dad refered to the yanks as septic tanks well now i know why you are a very small minded little man and i for one along with my mates will never have any respect for yanks like you hope they close this site down you are nothing but a wanker

2029 days ago
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DARKMAN    

Nothin to run over!.Get back to work...stop screwin off.Right says ruthie ann lackey harrold.

2029 days ago
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hmmm..    

600$? I was fined 1700 $ WTF??????????

2029 days ago
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