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Gary Collins Charged with DUI -- .29!!!

2/17/2009 6:51 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Gary CollinsGary Collins has been charged with two counts of DUI for allegedly driving a motor home drunk January 31.

We're told 70-year-old Collins blew an unbelievable .29 ... nearly four times the legal limit.

Collins was busted near Santa Barbara after driving erratically.

Collins was charged by the Santa Barbara County D.A. with DUI and driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher. Collins has a prior DUI for which he served jail time.

BTW, according to a drinking chart, Collins would have to down 10 - 12 drinks in an hour to register .29.


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Gary Collins' old gray ass, looking like wow, I finally got my picture taken and everybody will remember me now, '"see, I'm not dead after all!" I hope they lock this old crone up for a long time before he kills someone.

2073 days ago


People seem to be confused. .29 means that .29 % of his blood was alcohol. NOT 29%! And .08 is not 8%, but actually .08%. It is possible to die with BAC of .30. Gary was darn close to that, and is lucky he was still concious.

2073 days ago


A.29?????? Gary, Gary, Gary!!!!!!! I used to watch you during the 70's, and now, this is what you've come to??? Has your career gone so far down the tubes that taken up this???? I don't know what you're smiling for, this ain't funny! What if you had wound up dead, would you be smiling then??? Don't think so!!!!!!!

2072 days ago


Of course when clebs do bad things it is reported and Gary is no different. But for every bad thing they do, there are good things they do that go unreported. Gary got me my first job in Hollywood almost 25 years ago. I thank him from the bottom of my heart and hope that he and his family will find a way to get him back up from the bottom he has obviously fallen to.

2065 days ago

ova it    


2074 days ago


see Robert Pattinson in 50 years

2074 days ago


how do you drink that much and still find a way to operate a vehicle. I am not a big fan of the current laws but that is a little over the top.

2074 days ago


Looks like he may have a little drinky problem and may need the 12 step program. We have 4 friends that have done time for drinking and driving 2 or 3 times, Why don't they just drink at home or call a cab? I don't get it, but then I don't drink either .

2074 days ago


29% of his blood volume was alcohol...Gary, your gonna preserve your liver dude!

2074 days ago

Pete Kosednar    

Party on Gary!

2074 days ago


No wonder he looks so happy in the mug shot!

2074 days ago

The Observer    

Biophysics Nerd, it seems you are missing a leading decimal, there. 29%? I don't think so.

2074 days ago

ya right    

the mug shot looks like he still doesn't know what's going on

2074 days ago

Mrs Joe Jackson    

He should be shot. All drunk drivers are murderers in waiting.

Kill them now, please.

Gary Collins? Washed up old turd.

2074 days ago

nothing better to do    


How high can your blood alcohol level go before you die?

2074 days ago
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