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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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46.

Stephanie    

A Peace Officer?

1296 days ago
47.

f015e    

let the good ppl live their lives

1296 days ago
48.

Corina    

Dumb Ass's!!

1296 days ago
49.

donna    

I hope the book is thrown at them. So sorry this happened to you Gary.

1296 days ago
50.

Chris    

How is "taking photos" a crime and obstructing a peace officer in performance of his duties?

1296 days ago
51.

Politico Pablo    

This incident serves as an example of just how desperate people are to make a few bucks in this economy.

1296 days ago
52.

kingborg    

#50 disabeying is. which causes the charge of obstructing a peace officer in his duties.

1296 days ago
53.

kingborg    

Lucky for them pot's been decriminalized.

dumbass try again!

1296 days ago
54.

Rastus    

#29-Danielle is correct. If you are taking pictures in the public (not private property) there is now law saying you cannot take pictures. People give up their right to privacy the minute they step out of their homes on to public property.

1296 days ago
55.

Truth    

HAHAHAHA, THAT'S PRETTY SMART UNTIL THE 2 IDIOTS GOT STUPID AND REFUSED THE POPO'S INSTRUCTIONS. HAD THEY STOPPED SNAPPING PICS AND DROVE OFF THEY WUD HAVE GOTTEN AWAY WITH IT. MUST BE LINKED TO THE NATIONAL ENQUIRER... SMH.

1296 days ago
56.

TMZ fan since 2007    

oh snap again i agree with CCC comment

1296 days ago
57.

Heather for Mel    

I love it. Finally some celebrity justice.

1296 days ago
58.

Beer?itspossible    

dayuuum just talkin bout Busey the other day and this shows up, great story !freakin losers wow.

1296 days ago
59.

abe green    

Sadly enough, they all go to the same AA meeting.

1296 days ago
60.

tgrfan42069    

i wonder what kind of site could intice peopel to do this sort of thing???hmmmmmmmmmm TMZ.they should have been arested for setting him up and the drugs..but they initially arested them for taking pictures when they were told to stop..yet TMZ stalks people causes wrecks and they get no charges kinda a double standard there.

1296 days ago
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