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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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1.

Tony626    

Loliberal

570 days ago
2.

cindy    

Theres your Karma Sam !!!!! You spent your entire journalistic career slamming people who had made life mistakes and belittling them to the point of tears. I hope somebody shoves a camera in your face through your entire DUI process. You are the face of media s***.

570 days ago
3.

Mumra the Ever Living    

Something that Happened on December 1st is "Breaking News" to TMZ only because no one else in the world gives a Shyte.

570 days ago
4.

ғυтυяεм ♀    

LMAO @ those eyebrows.

570 days ago
5.

levyi    

All the roads in Delaware are straight, how drunk are you that you can't drive in a STRAIGHT LINE? On another note, there's nothing else to do in that State but get drunk and drive around, so I can understand his motivations. No cabs either.

570 days ago
6.

TheTruth    

Seventy eight years old and driving drunk. He was probably texting too. Karma's a bitch.

570 days ago
7.

dd    

Shame on YOU!

570 days ago
8.

Karen    

All that money you have you couldn't call a cab (there are plenty) or hire a limo. Instead you would rather come to DE and put our lives at risk. SHAME ON YOU.

570 days ago
9.

Tara    

What a joke. One would think at his age he would know better.

570 days ago
10.

Rhubino    

At first glance I thought it was Neil Diamond.

570 days ago
11.

Columbo    

Let he who is without sin cast the first stone. I bet each an every one of you has driven when they shouldn't have. You just didnt get caught. Ive done it too. But i dont give people crap who got caught. The statistics don't lie. You're all a bunch of boners and hypocrites.

570 days ago
12.

Truth    

MEHHHH... HAHAHAAHAA, NOW ALL WE NEED IS HIS BITCH FORMER ABC MEDIA PARTNER IN CRIME DIANE SAWYER TO GET BUSTED FOR COKE AND WEED. IMAGINE THESE 2 DOUCHE BAGS SAYING, "I RESERVE MY LEGAL RIGHT TO REMAIN SILENT UNDER THE FIFTH ADMENDMENT." #TRUTH!!

570 days ago
13.

Michelle    

??? Breaking News??? It happened on Dec 1

570 days ago
14.

HillbillyHell    

Love it. Mr. Arrogant taken down!!

570 days ago
15.

Kelly    

I like Sam, but it's time for the old dude to bow out of tv and drink at home.

570 days ago
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