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TMZ Saves Andy Dick from Imminent Arrest

3/10/2009 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Andy Dick: ExclusiveAndy Dick had a warrant out for his arrest -- for a crime he didn't commit -- that is, until yesterday, when TMZ stepped in and unintentionally helped Dick get off.

Here's how it all went down: On February 6th, a Riverside County judge issued a bench warrant for Dick when Andy's court-ordered alcohol monitoring bracelet (SCRAM) tested positive for booze.

Andy is still on probation for that drunken fight at a chicken wing joint last year, so a positive booze test means he could have been arrested and hauled off to jail.

Andy says he never took a drink, and claimed booze on the floor of a comedy club must have set off the device -- but who's gonna believe that guy? Turns out, Dick was right.

When TMZ called the people who monitor the SCRAM they told us Andy's SCRAM turned in a "less than .02" reading, which, according to that group, means environmental circumstances probably DID cause the positive reading. The group incorrectly reported the incident as a "violation."

The court never noticed the mistake, until we started making calls on the situation. Eventually, we spoke to the DA, who informed us that the judge had rescinded the warrant -- because of the new information provided by yours truly.

To reiterate the important part -- we didn't mean to get Andy Dick out of trouble, it just happened that way.

Sorry.

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Djaina    

Fantastic that he's staying clean and sober!! Awesome job Andy!!! :)
Thank you TMZ for setting that record straight! Nothing worse than being clean and not being believed!

1865 days ago
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kennedy    

WHO CARES ..THAT ULGY LITTLE CREEPY FREAK

1865 days ago
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Larry J    

What a joke. Can you people possibly pat yourselves on the back anymore? Nothing like creating your own news.

1865 days ago
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Jimmy    

Great to see Andy stay Sober for him and his son. He is hilarious on Sober House. Keep it up Andy. If he can stay sober, anybody has a chance to do so.

1865 days ago
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julie    

for a guy trying to get his sh*t together......good deed TMZ

1865 days ago
21.

sheesh    

He's doing awesome on Soberliving show and I hope he keeps it up. He was always such a mess and seems genuine when he is sober. His son definitely needs him to stop drinking all together. Good luck Andy!

1865 days ago
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BILLYJOE    

IF ANYONE SHOULD GET ANOTHER CHANCE IT'S ANDY HE DONE SOME CRAZY STUFF BUT DEEP DOWN HE IS A GOOD SOUL. I HOPE THE BEST FOR HIM. AND HE IS REALLY ONE TALENTED GUY.

1865 days ago
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jenny    

I've been watching Andy on Sober House and I really hope that he can stay sober this time. I'm glad that he didn't get in trouble for something he didn't do. Thank you TMZ!

1865 days ago
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Tina lythgoe    

we love you andy over here at ritas grooming in sun valley keep up the good work

1865 days ago
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Tina lythgoe    

we love Andy over here at Rita's Grooming in Sun Valley keep up the good work!!!

1864 days ago
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wtf    

Hey TMZ you're good at this stuff. Now you should look into Dr. Drew's Safe House and see if it's true that 5 people have died there in the past 3 months. Not good statistics there.

1864 days ago
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wtf    

Sorry Sober House not Safe House

1864 days ago
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Harriet    

Prior to Dr. Drew's Sober Living show I thought that Andy was a complete jerk and he probably was a jerk as he was drunk most or all of the time. Seeing him sober made me reevaluate my opinion. Sober he seems to be a really nice guy. Good luck Andy. Stay clean and dry for yourself and for your son.

1864 days ago
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eric    

Could you please frame him for something? Seriously, report that he just robbed a sperm bank and the goods are hidden in his cheeks....

1864 days ago
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pattie in cali    

we wish you all the best ANDY, your doing really well, GODS BLESSINGS, we are with you in spirit, keep working ANDY, you will get there, it will feel wonderful, clean and breathing well, it will be a wonderful life, you just wait and see,

1864 days ago
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