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Gary Busey

Allegedly Set Up

in Bogus DUI Sting

1/14/2011 3:42 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Two people were arrested in Malibu yesterday after allegedly setting up Gary Busey for a DUI bust and then taking pictures of the police encounter.

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Busey was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when cops pulled him over ... because they were told he was driving drunk.

Turns out ... cops got the tip from a couple who claimed they saw Busey driving his Mercedes erratically.

When cops went after Busey's car the couple followed and parked behind the cop car when Busey was stopped.

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Cops determined Busey "was perfectly sober" and then noticed the couple -- Patrice Karst and Mark Abel -- were taking pictures of the action. 

According to deputies, the couple identified themselves as members of the press.  Cops asked them to stop taking photos, but they refused.

The L.A. County Sheriff's deputies arrested the couple for obstructing a peace officer in his duties. Patrice was also charged with possession of marijuana.

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TXluvsMJ2    

I'm glad the cops arrested them. Sounds like they were trying to make a quick buck off a tipline to some gossip site (TMZ?). Hope they get a nice stiff fine too!

1291 days ago
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Triumph    

Awesome! Way to go Popparotzi Wannabes. Let see their Mugshots on here TMZ.

1291 days ago
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SSinOC    

Wow, now these s*** bags are going out of there way to set up celebs and make a buck. Good thing he was sober.

1291 days ago
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Mike    

LOVE that they tried to set up someone else and got THEMSELVES busted in the process....

1291 days ago
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blackgirlwhiteguy    

I hope the jerks who set him up spend time in jail thinking about this childish act.

1291 days ago
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JD    

Is this a publicity stunt for Celeb Apprentice?

1291 days ago
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Lucky_130    

What they got to pick on Busey like that for?

1291 days ago
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artie help    

what happened to nick nolte?

1291 days ago
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Trainwrecks    

Ah some of TMZ's finest? Thank God the cops have had enough of this.

TMZ and tabloids, can't you guys just catch celebs like in the old days, just letting them be themselves?

You don't have to chase them, follow their every move and take 15 pics of them in 15 seconds.

No one learned anything from Princess Diana besides that her driver was drunk. Sad.

1291 days ago
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Reality TV Sucks    

Bet that happens a lot these days when everyone with a camera is "press"....."Press" making their own stories.

1291 days ago
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Ozzie X    

Poetic justice. Gary Busey is erratic when he is sober... ahaha

1291 days ago
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CCC    

I love hearing this. They should be prosicuted for wasting the cops time.

1291 days ago
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Whirligig    

Lucky for them pot's been decriminalized.

1291 days ago
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Orian    

There's ya a couple of real Einsteins.

1291 days ago
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Chickeeta    

They look like they spent the afternoon getting loaded in their trailer park and concocted this crazy scheme.

Not exactly how you planned it huh? oh snap.

1291 days ago
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