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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.

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.

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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Tee Emm Zee makes this all possible...Congrats Harve! At least with Springer you can change the channel...TMZ is an incurable cancer.

Posted at 12:31 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by EastCoastChopper

Wait, are you saying you can't click on that X up there in the corner and stay off this site?

1287 days ago

Physical Graffiti    

You gotta love Gary - he brings the crazy and I love it! More posts about Gary...less about the Kardassians, please!

1287 days ago


Are you sure these two aren't related by blood? You could have fooled me! They look like a mother and son duo. These "cracked pots" should have known better than arguing with law enforcement. They had it coming. They could be easily mistaken for parolees and looked really out of place in Malibu. Please "throw the book" at them!!!

1287 days ago


#29 dunno what law school u went to. but u need to go get a refund. when u get arrested and or detained u get searched ANYTHING FOUND can be used against you.

1287 days ago


Looked up 'dumbass' in the dictionary; their pic front and center.

1287 days ago


they were hopeing he would have one of his famous meltdowns. Good for him he was sober and kept his cool

1287 days ago

Squeaky Shoes    

This is precisely why celebs hate the paps.

they do stupis s.h.i.t like this get snap a few pics and make some quick cash! and they wonder why they get punched!

well now they're getting arrested... go fig

1287 days ago


What's the problem? They act and look like typical 90210 residents, on the take and blown out of their mind. GO CA!

1287 days ago


god i love the mid-west...LA is sooooo weird

1287 days ago


When Gary Busey's drunk, he drives in a straight line. Thought everybody knew that.

1287 days ago


can you say stoopid? i knew that you could....JACKASSES!

1287 days ago


Good! Now the cops need to arrest Steve Neild and Kate Gosselin for pimping those 8 kids out to gossip sites, including TMZ...they've cut out the middle man--Steve's the pap now!

1287 days ago


We all have ourselves to blame for this type of behaviour. If all of us (me included) weren't on these damn sites and watching the shows people peddling pics of stars couldn't make any money and wouldn't stoop to such lows to get coveted pics.

Posted at 12:17 PM on Jan 14, 2011 by karlew
Guilty as charged! (Agreeing with you 100%!!)

1287 days ago


What really happened is they share the same Hairstylist on PCH there and Gary saw Patrice and ran like hell trying to get away from her.. so they chased him.. Id run from her too Gary... that looks pretty scary..

1287 days ago


DUMB a@@es! give gary a break losers!

1287 days ago
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