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The Big Ragoo Busted for DUI

7/7/2009 2:50 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Carmine The Big Ragoo RagusaThe guy who played Carmine "The Big Ragoo" Ragusa on "Laverne and Shirley" was arrested last Friday in Las Vegas after he allegedly got into a drunken car crash.

Law enforcement sources tell us they received a call at around 12:30 PM about a collision with a "suspected drunk driver." When officers arrived, they found Eddie Mekka and administered field sobriety tests.

After the tests, Mekka was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence -- a misdemeanor. As for the accident, we don't know any details, but we do know there were no injuries reported at the scene.


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1.

The Truth    

This guy ani't Michael Jackson ...What the hell

1831 days ago
2.

ROMYOE    

Death and drunks...Thanks TMZ for making me feel better about my life. Keep'm coming.

1831 days ago
3.

alishalee    

nite tales its a follow up from the movie nite tales which is out on dvd now and i think that every one sould see the movie first so you could be cought up when the tv show come out which is on augs 7 @ 11pm on channel tbs/wgn but you could also see the trailer of the movie on youtube/nite tales so dont miss it

1831 days ago
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Sheila    

Ok, I have a theory about all of these 1980 has-beens getting busted for DUI this week...they are just too distraught about the loss of MJ and can't handle it!

1831 days ago
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Admiral Halsey    

"You Know I'd Go from Rags To Riches"

1831 days ago
6.

JANE DOE    

DON'T BAIL HIM OUT LAVERNE/SHIRLEY!
DRUNK DRIVER NEED TO LOCKED AWAY!!

1831 days ago
7.

Me!    

never would have recognized him -
he used to be better looking

1831 days ago
8.

Mememememememe    

When did they let Sheik Khaled Mohammed out of custody?

1831 days ago
9.

Kim    

Was he out hanging with Janet from Three's Company??? I'm just sayin'....

1831 days ago
10.

mpmermaid    

Looks like he actually went "from riches to rags!" Poor guy!

1831 days ago
11.

Dixie    

Was Carmine at the Regal Beagle with Janet?

1831 days ago
12.

Mike    

helllllooooooooo

1831 days ago
13.

NitroVideo    

I dont need a sobriety test to tell you this guy was drunk. Thank god! A news story that is close to my heart. Save the Big Ragu!

1831 days ago
14.

Twinker    

Omg!! I haven't thought about him in years. A few years after I left high school he gave some "pep talk" about some saftey issue at my old high school. I don't know, I really didn't pay much attention.

1831 days ago
15.

Paula    

He's morphed into Frank DeFazio!!

1831 days ago
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