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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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61.

Cheryl A.    

It's bad enough to be 78 years old driving at night but then this douche puts a bunch of alcohol in his system. Brilliant move, Azzhole.

638 days ago
62.

She's baaaack    

This is the same Sam Donaldson who had his hand out for millions of dollars in government farm subsidies. Drunk freeloader.

638 days ago
63.

Rob    

Another douchebagg liberal.

638 days ago
64.

voiceofreason    

I can't think of a scarier and deadlier combination, a 78 year old drunk driver!

638 days ago
65.

gpzjack    

Funny how it took 18 days to hit the news and even then its being reported as a sideline on many sites

638 days ago
66.

lovely     

Yuggggg!

638 days ago
67.

News Flash     

Call me Sam I'll drive you around.

638 days ago
68.

Tom L    

Serves him right.

He was disrespectful to President Reagan.

I hope his toupee fell off as well.

638 days ago
69.

latestdiets.net    

he got caught when one of his eyebrows flew out of the window and the cop thought he was littering.

638 days ago
70.

Mee    

Who let him lose at the Nursing Home ?

638 days ago
71.

Hot Chocolate    

Mental and emotional fatigue. The media code of silence leads to some difficult places. It all catches up when bottled up for too long.

Go back to the basics.

A coastline and a fishing pole.

You hold the key to history in that brain and we need that. There is a generation who has no idea about the evolution of this country. You can change that.

Don't spend too much idled time. If you start spinning, get up and go do something until you get tired of doing it.

Do every thing you thought you never would or should.

Go to the zoo.

638 days ago
72.

Don Martin    

Linday Lohan was later found hitch-hiking several hundred feet from the vehicle driven by Donalson

638 days ago
73.

NOT ELMO    

take a taxi bitch...

638 days ago
74.

Crazy Ted    

Thank you for busting the media too. Now Mr. Donaldson will be the story in stead of making the story.
I just hope the media sticks all those mics in front of his face and ask the stupid questions.

638 days ago
75.

scom    

Mr Donaldson he is a kool guy, not that i know him personally.

638 days ago
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