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Chi Chi from 'Scarface'

Busted for DUI

4/24/2012 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Scarface" actor Angel Salazar -- the guy who played Tony Montana's cocaine-retrieving amigo Chi Chi -- was arrested for DUI in Brooklyn last week ... TMZ has learned.

According to court records ... Chi Chi was behind the wheel of a 1999 Volvo Sedan which was seen swerving all over the road just after midnight on Thursday.

When cops approached the Volvo, officers say Chi Chi appeared hammered and reeked of booze.

Chi Chi eventually took a breathalyzer test ... which showed his blood alcohol level was a .121 ... well above the .08 limit. The actor was arrested on the spot and hauled to a nearby jail ... where he was booked on 3 counts of DUI.

TMZ spoke with Chi Chi ... who admitted he had been drinking earlier that night ... but says he simply didn't believe he was too intoxicated to drive.

Chi Chi says he thought he may have gotten off the hook when one of the officers recognized him from the movie ... and pulled up the actor's photo on his cell phone -- but no cigar.

He is currently out on bail and awaiting his court date.

Say goodnight to the bad guy. 

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17 COMMENTS

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1.

My Big Salami    

First you get the money, then you get the power, then you get the honey......Chi Chi your nothing but a ****roach!

826 days ago
2.

The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

If your a celebrity please drink and drive. It will restart your acting career or gain publicity.

826 days ago
3.

campy    

1999 Volvo? Is the guy a child care worker or something? Does he nanny on the side? Pick kids up from school? What's the Volvo all about?

826 days ago
4.

Cool Breeze    

I tole yu to tellum ju was in a sanitarium.

826 days ago
5.

Canadasux    

If he's driving a 1999 Volvo, he hasn't seen to many good acting gigs in quite a while.

826 days ago
6.

ManiacalZebra    

Can someone explain to me how you get three DUI charges on one stop?

826 days ago
7.

martinsheenfan    

Chi Chi get the yayo!

826 days ago
8.

Jomamma    

Chi Chi get the yayo

825 days ago
9.

pragmatist    

Chi-Chi! Chi-Chi, get the yayo!

825 days ago
10.

anabella    

This guy is so funny he does stand up comedy. Those cops need to leave Angel alone!!!! Love this ****ing guy! Do more on this guy he is a interesting little fellow. He should have his own reality show~

825 days ago
11.

behindthescenes    

This guy is a train wreck. Always a mess, before, after, and during his stand-up. Worked with him a couple of times, jokes are not good, and people end up babysitting him.

825 days ago
12.

mr. moviestar    

he gets busted for dui then admits guilt in the article. he has been going downhill for a long time. he was being considered for an independent film a few years ago, but was black listed due to his drug and alcohol use. when you wake up with vodka and sleep with cocaine, maybe its time for rehab with dr. drew

822 days ago
13.

Bob Johnson    

I'm so tired of the media making a public fiasco out of DU I arrests. You can be arrested for driving after drinking one beer.

83 days ago

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