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'Terminator' Actor Free to Save the World

1/11/2010 3:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Thomas Dekker Thomas Dekker -- who played John Connor in "Terminator: The Sarah Connor Chronicles" -- just got a deal he couldn't refuse in his DUI case.

Dekker just pled no contest to misdemeanor reckless driving in connection with an accident in which a 17-year-old bicyclist was injured. Dekker was arrested on two counts of felony DUI and placed on $100,000 bail. He was eventually charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI.

But apparently the case fell apart when prosecutors learned the bicyclist was at fault -- riding without reflectors the wrong way on a freeway on-ramp.

Dekker was placed on two years informal probation and agreed to take a 12-hour alcohol ed class and pay a $300 fine.

Dekker's lawyer, Blair Berk, could not be reached for comment.

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1.

Jesus    

Thomas = GOD

1641 days ago
2.

lander    

Smokey, this is not 'Nam. This is bowling. There are rules.

1645 days ago
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MightyMad    

"... the bicyclist was at fault -- riding without reflectors the wrong way on a freeway on-ramp."

Geez... Why not just WALK into traffic?

1645 days ago
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www.erinandrewsnekked.com    

Of course these DUI idiots are going to hire that Yenta Blair Berk to get them off the hook. So what else is new?

Erin Andrews Video-VIRUS FREE!

http://www.erinandrewsnekked.com

1645 days ago
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Dawg    

Somebody got paid

1645 days ago
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Jason W    

I miss the Sarah Connor Chronicles! It was a great show.

1645 days ago
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justsayin    

The bike rider was at fault? Was Thomas drunk or not did the bike rider pour booze down his gut befor the cops arrived? This sounds stupid he got off because he is who he is. This is so los angles if it was anyone else the dui would have stuck.

1645 days ago
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Mary    

It seems to me drunk drivers get off my daughter and 2 grands were hit by a 19 years drunk driver and we are the victims, the cop he was with try to cover it up when state trooper got there he said my daughter was not driving the car and the kids were not in the car we are going through hell because the cop is dating the lady whom house they were at with a 19 hear old drinking and the kids were really hurt he did go to jail got out and is still drinking just happen a few days ago, some people don't want to take responsibility for wrong doing

1645 days ago
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Ewwww    

Why do all these child actors keep causing trouble?
I betcha the next idiot'll be Dakota Fanning.
Can't wait for the excitment to unfold. Stuckup self-righteous bitch.

1645 days ago
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celebsrcrazy    

I want "Terminator Sarah Connor Cronicles" to come back to tv or a straight to dvd movie. I wish Thomas the best and hopefully will get a Season 3 of TSCC.

1645 days ago
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Wil    

This is why hollywood disgusts me. I'm so sick of celebs getting slaps on the wrist for a DUI. What if he killed the person on the bike? Regardless of what the bicyclist was doing, IT IS ILLEGAL TO DRIVE DRUNK. So sad, the more money you have, the more laws you get to break.

1645 days ago
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Nasious Cordova    

Everyone is entitled to lapses in judgement. Everything I've seen or read about Thomas has made him seem like a decent person. He's young and he made a mistake. I'm certain that he's smart enough to learn from it and find a way to make up for it. Just because he's a celebrity doesn't mean we have to nail him to the wall.

1644 days ago
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snickers    

That photo of Dekker looks like his driving face.

1644 days ago
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emerald    

He was lucky this time, he didn't kill anyone, and no matter how you want to blame him the biker who wasn't wearing reflective clothes, who was driving the wrong way up into oncoming traffic should also be given a warning! I'm sorry but cyclists cause far too many crashes these days by weaving into the wrong lane by moving too close too you so that you have to swerve to avoid them. Just over the Xmas period I was a passenger in a car where there were two cyclists in front, looked like father and son, it was pitch black and they were wearing BLACK with no reflectors. They were lucky the driver missed them as they moved in front of her because they were almost invisible until you were on top of them!!
No lights, nothing!!
I'm not saying this guy shouldn't have been charged with DWI if he was under the influence, but the reason his charges were reduced were strictly because of the cyclists own actions!! Let's hope this kid gets his act together now before he ends up both doing drugs and alcohol trying to escape the child star curse that seems to affect so many these days!!! It's not as if he's got off scot free and this charge will always be on his record hm?!

1644 days ago

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