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Estella Warren

ESCAPES Escape Charge

5/29/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Model, actress, escape artist Estella Warren will NOT be charged for slipping out of her handcuffs and attempting to flee when she was arrested for DUI Monday night thanks to a MAJOR technicality ... TMZ has learned.

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Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... officials will not go forward with the felony escape charge against Warren because she hadn't actually been booked into the system when she made a break for it ... therefore she technically didn't commit felony escape.

As TMZ first reported, Warren was arrested Monday night after she allegedly hit a few parked cars with her Prius, left the scene, got arrested for DUI, kicked a police officer, and then bolted from the police station.

Warren is still facing charges for assault, hit and run and DUI.

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She IS A Lezzie    


Dumb azz PIGS ..... yeah, I said it .... PIGS.

1189 days ago
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hmmmm    

BS...wrong color.... oh well

1189 days ago
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kinm    

what's funny about this story is - after her arrest, they found out she is actually 40 yo instead of 32 as she always claimed - makes you wonder how many of these female celebrities are doing the same ....

1189 days ago
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John    

Major technicality? Ah, yes. That major technicality is being a celebrity and we all know they have completely different rules.

1189 days ago
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Jodi    

"officials will not go forward with the felony escape charge against Warren because she hadn't actually been booked into the system when she made a break for it"......using that kind of warped logic Estella should not be charged with hitting a few parked cars, leaving the scene, driving while drunk or kicking a police officer because she hadn't been booked into the system yet.

Whether she was booked or not she tried to escape from the police station and that's a no no.. let one of us try that and see if they drop escape charges because we have not been booked.....I think NOT.

1189 days ago
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joey _ I love TMZ 'til ya piss me off!    

Ah, the next one is just around the corner. You can use the nylon ties for that one.

1189 days ago
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Stiletto    

Sooo...does she instead get charged with "obstruction of justice" or "resisting arrest" or "interferring with a police officer in the performance of his duties"? If not, this really sets a bad precedent.

1189 days ago
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INeverLie    

I was going to write several of my thoughts about this and it seemed a waste of ink. Bottom line, if you are a middle class American, and this happens to you, you will have to mortgage your home and be in debt up the yin yang. . .

Best advice, NEVER drive under the influence.

1189 days ago
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janet    

Not good.

1189 days ago
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Puckett    

Jodi about an hour ago
"officials will not go forward with the felony escape charge against Warren because she hadn't actually been booked into the system when she made a break for it"......using that kind of warped logic Estella should not be charged with hitting a few parked cars, leaving the scene, driving while drunk or kicking a police officer because she hadn't been booked into the system yet.

Whether she was booked or not she tried to escape from the police station and that's a no no.. let one of us try that and see if they drop escape charges because we have not been booked.....I think NOT.

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For someone who pretends to understand logic you've failed pretty hard at being logical. In order to commit felony escape you already have to be in the custody of the jail, which doesn't occur until after you are "booked" into the system. None of the other crimes you mention are predicated on you being in custody at the time you commit them, so it is your logic that is warped.

@ kinm, who cares? lol I mean really she looks damned good for 32 so if she's really 40 more power to her. I find that hard to believe though. But then i just realized earlier today that Sarah Silverman is 41 and i was like no freakin' way! I thought she was still like early thirties or something.

1189 days ago
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sick of it    

That's just plain BULL S__T

1189 days ago
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Valstann    

BULLZH|T !!!!!

1189 days ago
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Zach Swan    

If we learned nothing from Blohan, it is that in California, celebs can commit whatever crimes they want and the worst case scenario is that they will have to stay home for a few weeks (in unfathomable luxury, sunning themselves on their posh rooftop lounges overlooking the ocean) as "punishment". I suppose the US could deport her back to Canada though...

1189 days ago
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justsaying    

LOL! It's got to be great to be white. If she were hispanic, asian or black, not only would she be charged with that crime, she would have worn an ass kicking once they caught her again, that is, if they hadn't just killed her and gotten everything over with on the spot. In the USA if you are white you are innocent unproven guilty. Any other color, you are GUILTY and may God help you if you are NOT PROVEN INNOCENT.

1189 days ago
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Heidi Vanderhoeven    

I feel sorry for the police in LA. Between the gangs and the dopey celebs, it's a hard job. And WHEN is the justice for celebs going to be same as everyone else???

1189 days ago
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