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'Survivor' Winner Jailed - Under the Influence

1/20/2011 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Judson Birza, the winner of "Survivor," season 21 in Nicaragua, was arrested Wednesday afternoon on suspicion of being under the influence of a controlled substance ... TMZ has learned.

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Law enforcement sources tell us cops noticed Birza at around noon riding a skateboard in the street -- which is illegal.  They stopped Birza, noticed he was acting strangely, and determined he was under the influence.

Santa Monica police arrested Birza and took him to the station, where he was booked (see mug shot above) and jailed.

Birza was also booked for a DUI related warrant as well as a probation violation.

He's currently being held on $37,000 bail.

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1.

scott    

ate a little too much huh??
next time start with two
i know those eyes when i see em

1316 days ago
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Poor Mark    

There has been more than 20 survivors?

1316 days ago
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Reta    

These reality contest winners seem to keep breaking the law over and over. Kinda makes you not want to watch any of the shows anymore. Big Brother, Survivor, have both had winners with serious lawbreaking problems. Too bad they can't take their winnings and hold their heads up andbehave themselves out there instead of trying to get away with crap.

1316 days ago
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Sad sad    

"It appears he was not driving, but cops noticed he was acting strangely." With that brady bunch shirt and smile no idea why they would suspect anything.

1316 days ago
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LisaCee    

Nice teeth bro.

1316 days ago
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eggshells los gogo    

TMZ is a whimsical garbage rag at best with it`s trans-satiricalisms and rants about reality STARS? time to shut the old top down before the garbage press hurts itself again!.

1316 days ago
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Kiko    

If they're going to start arresting people in Santa Monica for "acting strangely", then half the people I know are screwed...

1316 days ago
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LetsRumba    

Another celebrity nobody dirtbag off the streets temporarily that the paparazzi can spare us from looking at for awhile. Yuk!

1316 days ago
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carla    

So it was a DUI sans the D? He was a danger to not himself and no one else?

Well sure, throw the book at him. Acting strange. Hang him under the nearest tree.

1316 days ago
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Horndog    

Acting strangely in Santa Monica? You'll have to be a little more specific.

1316 days ago
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Areader    

$37,000 bail for riding a skate board under the influence....seems harsh!

1316 days ago
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croc    

geeez he looked better half starved,and dirty on the show than he does now with all that money..his hair and teeth looked better too..wha happened?

1316 days ago
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LetsRumba    

KKK - you're on the wrong forum - try the NAACP, whack job.

1316 days ago
14.

Annie     

He looks soooooo happy :P

1316 days ago
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JB    

Really...guns going off outside and inside schools, people robbed on the streets, a teenager commits suicide in Santa Monica. Don't we have more issues in society to deal with rather than a stoned skate boarder? And $30,000 + bail? Where will he flee? Back to the sidewalks of Santa Monica?

1316 days ago
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