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Billy Zane

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3/14/2009 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

You are about to learn something Billy Zane. In an unrelated matter, you are also about to learn about riding a bicycle while intoxicated.

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We shot video of B.Z. leaving Villa last night in West Hollywood on his tricked-out bike -- little horn and all. Billy looks totally sober, but it got us thinking ... could a celeb, or you for that matter, dodge a DUI by jumping on a Schwinn rather than hopping in a BMW? The answer: Nope.

We checked with two police departments. In California, at least, there's actually a crime -- Driving Under the Influence on a Bicycle. It's a misdemeanor, cops can demand you take a field sobriety or blood alcohol test, and you can be arrested and jailed.

Still, it's a lot safer than driving a motor home ... wasted.

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toofastforyou!    

FIRST AGAIN SUCKERS!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

1863 days ago
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The REAL DEAL    

I thought his career went down on the Titanic.

1863 days ago
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saved1    

You have to be in-Zane to do that.

1863 days ago
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YA YA    

still dangerous riding .

1863 days ago
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Zach R.    

Zane is hands down the coolest guy on earth.

1863 days ago
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luvstolaff19    

i love this! we've always known bicycling while intoxicated is a crime...we always called it a BWI...instead of a DWI....lol..

1863 days ago
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UpsideDownTire    


Regardless of the man on that bike I want to know one thing. Is it still a moving violation, as in, the violation appears on your driving record? I was under the impression that the California Vehicle Code has an exception for devices moved exclusively by human power, meaning that a bicycle is not a "vehicle" for purposes of the California DUI laws.

Maybe the charge is more equal to and like public intoxication charge?

Reference; TMZ says, "We checked with two police departments. In California, at least, there's actually a crime -- Driving Under the Influence on a Bicycle. It's a misdemeanor, cops can demand you take a field sobriety or blood alcohol test, and you can be arrested and jailed."

1863 days ago
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Sal    

I go to Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, the largest handicap accessible school in the US. I've actually learned from a few of the handicapped students that it's actually illegal to drink (if you are in a wheel chair), and to "drive" anywhere. They still consider it a DUI.

1862 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

While drunk bike N is a crime...you don`t have to have a driver LICENCE...so all drunks ride a bike or a garden tractor or even horse to DRINK DRINK.Yes they still go to jail but thats years after they lost licences and they don`t do hard time for that unless they kill or hurt a baby that works for on in TMZ`s staff or outside hired send in the clowns crews.Clowns in court lose and the people don`t like to watch videos of clowns pornos...no matter what the community standards are or are white washed to be,or waht`s on the adult cable or what the local video store is selling.Like a midget stuck up a horse`s butterhole ot what not`s.DRUNKS are DRUNKS even walking will get you jail ot rehab even in your own home.Let the PORNO CLOWN run things and all this will change as soon as we mook a mole right bam left right left we are the best we are the elite left right LEFT.

1862 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

Ride your bike on a sidewalk in the wrong place and the bad cop on the take and the bad judge and the bad GOVERNATOR if like say your are on probation and like say the give you a ticket for ridding on the sidewalk on your bike because like say they took yout car home boat and everything for being a adult clown in the wrong town.And say like you fought the charges for over five years are are broke fighting the internet grayout bill by coats exon and like say you get a ticket for ridding on the sidewalk after defending yourself from thier mob herds and HOHA`s and you do a little demo derby act and like say they put you on probation than they stick you will riding your bike on the sidewalk to keep from getting run over by those bad cops than you go to jail foe TEN years for ridding your bike on the sidewalk after five years of freedom fighting for the ARTS and for defending every SOB in the whole country will the coats exon bill passe`s and is stuck down by the feds jus as you PROdicted.MK.ultra got us some BAM for our $$$$$.

1862 days ago
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Howard Robard Hughes IIV    

If you ride in the street you get run over...if you ride your bike to see your probation officer and you ride on a unmarked sidewalk...they can stick you down a hole for ten years.Just as the black guy went to jail for life for stealing a apple.Hide and never do anything....but shake in your company owned bootSS.with micro chips in them.

1862 days ago

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