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Artie Lange

Arrested for

Suspicion of DUI

7/10/2009 3:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Artie Lange Arrested for Suspicion of DUIWe've just learned Artie Lange was busted for suspicion of DUI moments ago in New Jersey.

Law enforcement sources tell us the "Howard Stern Show" veteran was arrested about a half hour ago in Toms River after he got into a minor car accident.

UPDATE: Cops tells us Artie was driving a 2009 Nissan Sentra when he rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac. He was charged with DUI and careless driving.

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Jenny P    

Where is the mug shot? Please, please... :)

1929 days ago
137.

LA bob    

was bound to happen, only hope he's not on heroin too lol

1929 days ago
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Wiz    

HI live in Toms River, NJ.

Here's the lastest from The Asbury Park Press (local newspaper in Toms River, NJ):

"Comedian Artie Lange charged with DWI in Toms River
July 10, 2009


TOMS RIVER — Bad boy radio personality Artie Lange was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and with careless driving today after police responded to a minor traffic accident.


A police detective discovered Lange at the scene of a minor motor vehicle collision at Silver Bay and Brand avenues, reported at about 1:30 p.m., said Capt. Steve Henry.

Lange, 41, scheduled to appear at the Ocean County Library here Saturday night, was charged with driving under the influence by Patrolman Brian Jarka based on an assessment done at the police station, Henry said.

"There was no indication that he was under the influence of illicit drugs," Henry said.

But he was under the influence according to the psychological and physical assessment, Henry said. A laboratory sample was taken to substantiate the assessment, Henry said.

Detective John Bajcic was driving in the Silverton section when he came up to the minor accident and stopped to investigate.

"Mr. Lange was 100 percent cooperative," Henry said.

Patrolman Gary Flynn responded to the reported crash and Lange was taken to police headquarters.

Lange is scheduled to appear at the main branch of the Ocean County Library 7 p.m. Saturday to discuss his New York Times best-seller, "Too Fat to Fish."

A former star of the television show "MADtv," Lange also has appeared in the movies "Dirty Work," 'Elf," 'Old School" and "Beer League," which he also co-wrote and produced."


http://www.app.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=200990710069

1929 days ago
139.

BJ Rocks    

he is a fat loser!

1929 days ago
140.

Dave    

lol, Artie is a jerk. He is not funny and total waste of a human,
He should die and let another worthy human use his space.

1929 days ago
141.

Brian    

Way to top off a 2-week vacation you knuckle head. Hope Howard puts an end to it.

1929 days ago
142.

ctrob255    

I just finished his book. He simply angered me. I understand people have addiction etc. But this guy only cares about himself. He defines what a loser is. And he somehow is rewarded with fame and fortunte. I just hope, when the inevitable time comes, that he kills himself only and not some innocent person/child. And don't blame this on your Dad, grow up and move on. Hollywood, drop this guy, he is nothing but trouble and will cost you a fortune. So many more good people out there who don't have nearly as many chances as this person.

1929 days ago
143.

Tom    

This is truly sad. I had hope this time he was going to make it.

1929 days ago
144.

donnareiber    

I was wondering who would be the next celeb to die...Someone better watch him, he has to be suicidal. He is one of the most self destructive people i have ever seen. Wish you well Artie...GET HELP!!!!!!!

1929 days ago
145.

SJ    

Just look at that sad pouty-face...awww what's the matter Pumpkin...

1929 days ago
146.

jasha    

Please get help, Baby Gorilla...

1929 days ago
147.

Scott    

To the comment that the PO wife reported that he had to hold his phone while he called his mom is just stupid. Wouldn't you want to contact your family before this gets out of control. Just read the comments that people are already saying. I would have done the same thing. This is going to be radio gold this week after the two week vacation. MJ, Farrah, Mcnair, and now Artie's DUI.

1929 days ago
148.

Deb    

Damn, Artie was doing well, being an addict is a bitch!! Be well Mr Lang!!

1929 days ago
149.

Bob Barnett    

For Artie's punishment, he has to bang Chaz.

1929 days ago
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dick bukkake    

This is sad. Some people just will never get clean. Hes got money and success which is a lethal combination when your an addict. I guarantee you drugs will be found in his system, probably an opiate. HEYYYY NOWWWW

1929 days ago
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