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Sam Donaldson

Busted for DUI

12/19/2012 10:12 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Sam Donaldson -- the veteran ABC newsman and political correspondent -- was arrested for DUI in Delaware earlier this month. 

According to law enforcement, 78-year-old Donaldson was pulled over just before 8pm on December 1 after he had driven onto the shoulder of the road.

During the stop, the officer detected the presence of alcohol and decided to perform a field sobriety test on Sam ... which he bombed.

Donaldson was eventually arrested for DUI and was taken to a nearby station where he was booked and released.

Cops say the newsman was "released to an adult pending his appearance in court."

For the record -- law enforcement notes that Donaldson was very cooperative during the incident.

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16.

LindsayLohan    

*farts and craps all over Charlie Sheen*

644 days ago
17.

DeeMaree    

Oh my goodness. Karma is a b*tch.

644 days ago
18.

static    

Miserable old POS.

644 days ago
19.

Barbara    

There but for the grace of God....goes 90% of people reading this.....
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644 days ago
20.

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

Shocking ain't it? Whoda thunk it? I'm surprised it took this long.

644 days ago
21.

joseph    

nightline = nightcap

644 days ago
22.

wendy    

this high profile man who made his fortune on people making wrong decisions is leveled down to common people. "welcome, we've been waiting for you" for a guy that has millions, and a car sevice there is no excuse.

644 days ago
23.

Ginger    

Ah ha ha ha ha ha! LOL LOL LOL This made my day.

644 days ago
24.

nologinyo    

Oh no! A victimless crime!

644 days ago
25.

nologinyo    

Legalize drunk driving!
http://mises.org/daily/2343

"Sure, we can do informal calculations in our head, based on our weight and the amount of alcohol we have had over some period of time. But at best these will be estimates. We have to wait for the government to administer a test to tell us whether or not we are criminals. That's not the way law is supposed to work. Indeed, this is a form of tyranny."

644 days ago
26.

That Pop Life..yeah..    

Sam please you are more intelligent than that,hire a driver....

644 days ago
27.

jl    

What's the alcohol content of Geritol.

644 days ago
28.

SuzanMoore22    

If you think Sherry`s story is great,, last pay-cheque my boyfriend basically also earned $7437 just sitting there thirteen hours a week at home and their friend's ex-wife`s neighbour has been doing this for five months and brought home over $7437 in there spare time from their mac. use the instructions at this website... Great60....com

644 days ago
29.

nologinyo    

"drunk drivers cause accidents but so do sober drivers, and many drunk drivers cause no accidents at all. The law should focus on violations of person and property, not scientific oddities like blood content." - http://mises.org/daily/2343

644 days ago
30.

Thomas Jefferson    

I though he passed away years ago.

644 days ago
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