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'CSI' Star's Arrest -- The INSANE Path of Destruction

7/1/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Gary Dourdan SMASHED his SUV into a parked 1969 Ford truck on the night he was arrested for drug possession in L.A. ... and now the owner of the truck says Gary refuses to pay for the damage.

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Cops had responded to the crash scene on June 13 ... after someone reported that Gary hit TWO parked cars around 3:30 AM. During the investigation, cops say they found ecstasy on Gary and arrested him for possession.

The owner of the truck says her car was towed away from the scene ... but it remains in an impound lot because she can't afford to pay the bill ... and claims Gary is ducking her insurance company.

Currently, Gary is not facing any criminal charges for the crash -- but we're told he's not off the hook .. because the D.A. could drop the hammer on the actor when they get the case.

No comment from Gary's camp.

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16.

anony    

Gary should team up with Loho.
They have the same interests.

1159 days ago
17.

OooooNooo!    

Ecstasy? Really? That's sooooo '90s! Everyone today parties on Bath Salt. Old dudes---stuck in the past.

1159 days ago
18.

bunny    

Why is he not paying when he is at fault? Did he even have car insurance or is he too good for that?

1159 days ago
19.

SiouxCityBoy    

That Ford Pickup, though only 43 years old, has become quite the collectors item. From the accident pictures one can tell the hood, driver's door, and rear tail gate have been replaced, and that the truck was in good repair. I feel sorry for the owner of the truck as she's suffering a loss due to no fault of her own. I do not feel sorry and have no sympathy towards Gary Dourdan.

1159 days ago
20.

Truth    

I DONT GET IT.. WHY WOULD GARY BE DUCKING THE INSURANCE COMPANY. IT SHOULD BE BETWEEN GARY'S INSURANCE AND HER INSURANCE FIRM. GARY IS AT-FAULT. THE DUDE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE INSURANCE OPERATIONS ITSELF AND IF HIS INSURANCE IS NOT PAYING THEN HER INSURANCE FIRM HAS RIGHT TO SUE HIM AND HIS FIRM. SIMPLE AS THAT. IN THE MEANTIME HER INSURANCE S/B SETTLING HER CLAIM. SOMETHING DOESNT SOUND RIGHT. TRUTH!!!

1159 days ago
21.

cali    

He smashed into the cars at 3:30 am, so I'm sure the girl wasnt there to collect his insurance information

1159 days ago
22.

shannon    

This is true shame. I loved him on CSI and he just destroyed his entire life. Put him in Jail for some time and help him get it together!

1159 days ago
23.

Horndog    

Some duct tape and little buffing will fix that.

1159 days ago
24.

SiouxCityBoy    

Non California readers need to understand how accident liability works in California.

Gary may be responsible for the accident, BUT he only hit the ford Truck. The truck was then pushed into another vehicle. The lady who owns the truck has liability insurance. Her insurance will be responsible for the vehicle the truck was pushed into! Then Gary's insurance would normally pay the truck's insurance carrier for the damage to the car and the damage to the truck. If Gary did not have insurance, or if the accident report did not disclose his carrier and policy number, then her (the truck's owner) insurance company would have to contact Gary to find out his carrier or to arrange for his repayment to them. Since the story says he's ducking her carrier, it is quite probable Gary does or did not have insurance coverage. If Gary does not have liability coverage then the truck's insurance liability carrier will have to sue Gary for their loss (their cost of repair/replacement of the vehicle their insured's truck hit). Then the truck's owner will have to sue Gary for the damages to her truck caused by his negligence.

In this instance it is looking like Gary does not have insurance.

1159 days ago
25.

cali    

@SiouxCityBoy
I live in California, and you can not get away without insurance. The DMV has to have proof of insurance for registration. If you let your policy expire, the DMV revokes your registration. You are wrong about the liabilty in this given case.

1159 days ago
26.

South Beach    

Shouldn't her insurance company contact his company and if they refuse to play ball her company takes care of her and the 2 companies go to court? Maybe he doesn't have insurance, with his history it's entirely possible.

Either way her company likely totaled the car, gave her $200 bucks for Blue Book value and told her to have a nice day, IF she had insurance beyond the legal minimum. Otherwise she gets nada.


Bear that in mind people if you just have just the legal requirement to cover if someone is injured in an accident and nothing covering your vehicle at all. If someone douchbag hits it, you pay unless you can force the other company to foot the bill.

1159 days ago
27.

South Beach    

Cali, as hard as it may be to believe, 10's of 1000's of people duck auto insurance all over, and it's all fine until LEO's have a reason to run their tag. DMV wouldn't have any reason to know anything if there is not a loan on the vehicle, the only time they care is when the registration is up for renewal, and there ARE people, a LOT of people, who buy insurance for 1 MONTH to get registration, let it expire, and "play chicken" the rest of the year. Seeing a up to date tag on a vehicle is meaningless.

Having Uninsured Motorist coverage should be a must for anyone who really wants to be covered.

1159 days ago
28.

Violette-Blue    

Celebrity Rehab for next season!

1159 days ago
29.

cali    

@South Beach
It would be easy enough for TMZ (so called "CIA") to get the information on the registration. The police report would show if they are expired.
You are probably right in saying she has only what the law requires.
BTW; I found these trucks selling for $4,000 in Ca.

1159 days ago
30.

Michelle     

Now we see why he left CSI- what a big dumbass. Gary you really need to get your **** together. It is so said-that people are giving the opportunity to be a positive example to others and added prosperity and they can't handle the success and fame. Get it together dude before it is to late. SO SAD :- (

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