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'NYPD Blue' Star

Pulled Over by Cops

For Shady Behavior

11/24/2011 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jimmy Smits
"NYPD Blue" star Jimmy Smits' obsession with UV protection nearly cost the guy an arm and a leg -- after police in L.A. pulled the actor over for overly-tinted windows ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, cops corraled Jimmy on some L.A. highway Tuesday -- after noticing the extreme limo-style window tinting on his black SUV.

Lucky for Jimmy, he got off without a ticket -- we're told cops gave the guy a verbal warning ... and sent him on his way.

Calls to Jimmy's reps have not been returned.

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Bobo Frog    

Extreme tinting is illegal? I would imagine most celebrities would like to go unnoticed.

879 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

I made 25 cents on the computer last year. I then used that quarter in a parking meter.

It was great.

878 days ago
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FlamingoNut    

Come on TMZ, get with it and keep these spammers from hitting the boards. This is ridiculous.

I wonder if Smits was told he had to remove the tinting. It's illegal in most states, isn't it?

878 days ago
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Linus    

He was great in Dexter!

878 days ago
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Mikey    

Its because he's black. No wait that ain't right, its because he's spanish, yea thats why.

878 days ago
6.

Hamptonsdude    

Lucky for him he wasn't in Arizona!

878 days ago
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buzz kill    

Classic celebrity justice.

878 days ago
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Ben    

Lucky for Jimmy, he got off without a ticket -- we're told cops gave the guy a verbal warning ... and sent him on his way.

Celeb Justice once more. California is going Broke and look how much they could have gotten in tickets, court costs in just the last month.
And you know for a fact that if you or I was driving we SURE as hell would have gotten the ticket!

878 days ago
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GreyWolf    

This is such bull****. I got a ticket because my front windows were too dark and I had to take the tint off my front windows. I was charged $40.00 for the ticket and then charged $15.00 to have to tint removed. **** the police in L.A.

878 days ago
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Carl Wive    

Good thing you gave him a verbal warning officers. I'm sure Smits took you so serious he'll get those windows fixed right away.

877 days ago
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BigWillyStyle    

Nobody gives Bobby Simone a Ticket. Nobody.

Plus, he's a former President of the United States.

You Go, Jimmy!

877 days ago
12.

mkurk$    

slow news day?

877 days ago
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linda armstrong    

the tinted windows are a bit much but they can be removed with a blade!! No harm, no foul!!

867 days ago

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