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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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46.

Elizabeth Alan    

This guy used to could've afforded a ride for times just like these.

Why did you decide to get behind the wheel, knowing it is wrong? There was not one straight person with you, or that could help you?

487 days ago
47.

Common Sense    

uh oh, Harvey! You just broke a Cardinal Rule of bias journalism. Don't snitch on your counterparts

487 days ago
48.

steve    

i wonder if the cops made him pull his hairpiece off when they took his mug shot..

487 days ago
49.

SFC MAC    

Looks like swerving left of center finally caught up with the sanctimonious ass.

487 days ago
50.

Gordon    

Where's the booking photo?

487 days ago
51.

g is the name    

SAM, I am appalled!

487 days ago
52.

g is the name    

Those are some Michael K-endorsed caterpillar eyebrows, thank ya much!

487 days ago
53.

Jan    

All that covering for the pres and omitting news stories to cover his a$$ has driven him to drink. Better get back to your oath and do some real and honest journalism.

487 days ago
54.

Toallthehatersoftheworld    

Too old to be a drunk.diana sawyer was acting drunk on the air I guess doing the news will drive any sane person to drink

487 days ago
55.

Buknekid    

Another hypocrite bites the dust. Staunchly anti-gun, but has no problem with driving around in a 3000 lb. bullet while intoxicated.

487 days ago
56.

Jake    

A giant wart on the face of humanity.

Rather is the next to the worst human on the planet.

Must leave room for the worst!

487 days ago
57.

Mac    

Ok where is the mug shot--I want to see the mug shot

487 days ago
58.

PJ in Texas    

Every since I was a little boy I always thought this guy looked like Yogi Bear ... Hey Boo Boo better than a picinic baskeet,

487 days ago
59.

Gargamel    

If I had to look at Barbara Walters all the time I would drink too

487 days ago
60.

manbearpig    

i bet his son spock must be embarrassed.

487 days ago
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