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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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Ooooo Noooo!    

Do you think he drank only because he was so upset over Michael Jackson's death?

1880 days ago
17.

Full Diaper    

Man, time destroys all!!
+1 on the Sheik blast, well done.

1880 days ago
18.

Michael Madsen    

the stars of 70's TV are GOIN' DOWN, Brother! JOyce de witt, now this loser... who'sd next? Matlock?

1880 days ago
19.

Dean    

Another celebrity drunk.

1880 days ago
20.

jojax    

EEEEEEEUUUUUUUUU!!!!!! He got ugly and fat.

1880 days ago
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SP    

misdemeanor? How many innocent people have to die before we do something about this? I mean these liberals are quick to want to outlaw guns because they people kill others with them sometimes, but there are WAY more people killed by drunk drivers, but we still consider it a misdemeanor when someone is caught befoe they kill someone. I guess maybe because most politicians drink & drive, as well as entertainers. Remember Kennedy killed someone drinking & driving & even went home & waited several hours before even calling the police. And no one seemed to care.

1880 days ago
22.

carol    

He must have been out visiting John Ritter with Joyce DeWitt. Bet John looks better than both of them.

1880 days ago
23.

who gives a shit    

Watch he'll be on Dr. Drew's rehab show!!!

1879 days ago
24.

Kae    

Can you believe this guy kissed Madonna? (A League of Their Own)

1879 days ago
25.

lilmom    

Wow how sad.The 80's stars keep falling.

LOL #16

1879 days ago
26.

The Big Jimbo    

Is this Ron Jeremy or his twin

1879 days ago
27.

TMZCancelled    

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU READ! THIS IS B.S.
Really the producers of this show need to GET A LIFE!

1879 days ago
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TMZCancelled    

DONT BELEIVE EVERYTHING YOU READ. This is B.S.

Also Cameraguy... you are a FAT COW! GO EAT another Pizza Lardass!

1879 days ago
29.

JJKITTY    

I guess he went from riches to rags ;P

1879 days ago
30.

Lucylover    

Poor Ragu. I feel sad for those sitcom stars that they have nothng better to do with their days.Hope he gets help. Thers's so much out there that needs to be done. Do they not have jobs? How about volunteering their time?

1878 days ago
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