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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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JJ    

HE'S A REAL CREEP WHO ALWAYS THOUGHT HE WAS BETTER THAN OTHERS..........

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Miller Cerasuolo    

ABC newsman Sam Donaldson has recently been charged with DUI in Delaware. It appears that the reason for the stop was the 78 year old Donaldson driving on the shoulder of the road. If this incident had occurred in Virginia, his sentence would depend on what his blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be and whether he has had any previous convictions for DUI in the past. In Virginia, a DUI conviction with a BAC between .08 and .14 would include a mandatory fine of at least $250 and a one year license suspension. However, if Donaldson has had any previous DUI’s over the last ten years or if his BAC was above .14 he would likely be looking at serving at least five days in jail.

632 days ago
93.

Miller Cerasuolo    

ABC newsman Sam Donaldson has recently been charged with DUI in Delaware. It appears that the reason for the stop was the 78 year old Donaldson driving on the shoulder of the road. If this incident had occurred in Virginia, his sentence would depend on what his blood alcohol content (BAC) was determined to be and whether he has had any previous convictions for DUI in the past. In Virginia, a DUI conviction with a BAC between .08 and .14 would include a mandatory fine of at least $250 and a one year license suspension. However, if Donaldson has had any previous DUI’s over the last ten years or if his BAC was above .14 he would likely be looking at serving at least five days in jail.

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