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'Desperate Housewives' Star Popped for DUI

5/3/2011 6:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Ricardo Chavira -- who plays Eva Longoria's husband on "Desperate Housewives" -- was arrested for DUI early this morning in Los Angeles ... law enforcement sources tell TMZ.

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The 39-year-old actor was pulled over for a routine traffic stop at around 2 AM -- when cops allegedly smelled alcohol on his breath.

We're told Chavira was given field sobriety tests at the scene -- but they didn't go so well -- so cops arrested him on suspicion of DUI. Sources say Chavira refused to take a blood or breath test.

Chavira was taken to a nearby jail -- where he was booked. He's currently being held on $25,000 bail.

Story developing ...

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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

first

1215 days ago
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Miss Mary    

What is with these people? They can afford drivers or cabs.

Jeez. I have no sympathy.

1215 days ago
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Mikey    

Thats why you stick with heroin, no alcohol smell.

1215 days ago
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S.D.W.    

Sad. Especially so because his dad is or was a judge back in Texas. Of all people you'd think he would know better than to be drinking and driving. Well, the good thing is no one got hurt due to his poor choice.

1215 days ago
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artie help    

this guy is a douchebag in charachter and life, what's with not getting a driver, for goodness sakes, is it because it's too expensive out there????

1215 days ago
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kitty    

why do people think they can drink and drive?!!!

1215 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

Idiot.

1215 days ago
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Snooki'sHairBump    

If you have enough money to go out and drink all night then you have enough money to get a cab back home or hire a personal driver.

When will people ever learn?

1215 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

kitty 12 minutes ago
why do people think they can drink and drive
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some people will tell you they drive better drunk

1215 days ago
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PG    

TMZ sure loves their DUI stories.

1215 days ago
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Amy    

I can not understand how these stupid people go and make it soooo much harder on themselves by refusing the breathalyzer and blood tests?! Do they really think they will go easier on them for not cooperating?! DUMB!

1215 days ago
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northern gypsy    

ummm...is it true his father is a judge ??? i'm thinking perhaps he has some inside info regarding road side testing...why else would he refuse and make his bail that high ???

1215 days ago
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Polly    

@ Amy -- it does't say he refused a breathalyzer test. People do dumb stuff every day such as drinking and driving. Regardless of whether or not someone can afford a cab, drinking and driving is just poor judgement no matter who you are.

1215 days ago
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Polly    

@ Amy - sorry. I read incorrectly. He did refuse the tests. You are right, he is dumb.

1215 days ago
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Tara    

This sucks! DH stars have been able to escape DUI's and DWI's at least since the show started in 04. Seeing crap like this totally makes you look at the show differently.

1215 days ago
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