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Thomas Gibson

Cops Plea Deal ...

After Crazy DUI Arrest

1/29/2013 12:45 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Criminal Minds" star Thomas Gibson has struck a plea deal in his DUI arrest ... when it took FIVE cops to wrestle him to the ground -- TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Gibson was popped by cops​ earlier this month on suspicion of DUI -- when cops say he drunkenly tried to drive his Audi SUV through a part of Downtown L.A. that was sectioned off for a half-marathon.

But today, Gibson pled "no contest" to one count of alcohol-related reckless driving -- and in exchange, prosecutors dropped the DUI counts.

The night of Gibson's arrest, multiple officers took him down while he screamed, "I am not resisting ... I am not resisting."

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Under the plea deal, Gibson was sentenced to 36 months probation, $300 in court fees and one year of alcohol education classes.

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cobrazombie    

Money does buy happiness. And get out of jail free cards.

569 days ago
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Phishie from Philly    

TMZ Said it took 5 fully grown cops to take him down. What, does LA have kids and midgets as cops now a days?
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Phishie from Philly

569 days ago
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Myacova    

Hi Stace - May I ask, did you stop to think how much stress Mr. Gibson has experienced these past few weeks? The entire situation was a horrible mess. And then to be at work and to see a woman coming towards you with a phone in her hand as if she were recording, how would you feel if you were in his shoes? Did she ask if it was ok to record, if that was her intention? If not, would you be happy or would you turn away too? I am sorry that she experienced what she did but please give the man a break. I have been a fan of TG for many years and from the comments of those who have worked with him or personally know him, his reputation is one of a good and caring person. He may have made a mistake, he is human after all. And while I don't just push aside charges like DUI's (for him or any other person), I can't believe how people can suddenly forget all the good and start kicking a person when he is down. None of us knows what will happen to us as we journey through life and I only hope that someone is there for support if we suddenly find ourselves is a bad situation. And I agree with you, Konoba1970 - not only does he (or any other celebrity) have to face the personal conflict when something goes wrong but, like you said, they have to face the media judge and jury as well. My wish for Mr. Gibson and his family is for peace and strength to get over this rough time and to move forward.

569 days ago
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angie    

It really stinks as a person who has been charged with dui...I cant imagine what its like for someone in the public eye...sooo embarrassing

568 days ago
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vmark    

I am absolutely appalled with the way those 5 officers treated Thomas Gibson. So, he made a judgment error by driving through a protected area of Los Angeles!! Big Fat Deal!! This was minor in comparison to the many other celebrities who have been busted for DUI. I feel for him because this will be a mark against his immaculate reputation with fans and his lovely family. Mr. Gibson is a much respected actor and so devoted to his wife and children. He should NOT be judged so harshly!!! I'm a very strong fan for this man and know that his wife and children is the most fortunate to have him as a husband and father. His acting ability is genius in my opinion. I only “secretly” wish he were mine for sure!!! But I know he loves and is very devoted to Christine. I've not read or heard of ANY infidelity in that regard.....even though we all know that this gorgeous actor could pick and choose among beautiful women anytime, anywhere. And what's worse is most states will not let you leave the state or country when you are stuck on probation for 3 years. So, I wish all the best for you and your family Mr. Gibson. You go kick “a...........ss” because in my mind, you are the best-rounded actor I've ever come to admire, and hope to continue enjoying your unbelievable acting ability and talents.

Love and lots of support for you,

Vanessa

567 days ago
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Miller Cerasuolo    

Thomas Gibson from Criminal Minds was recently arrested in L.A. for a DUI. Apparently, he attempted to drive through road blocks that had been set up for a half marathon. According to the TMZ article, Gibson pled no contest to reckless driving in order to avoid a conviction for the DUI. Gibson is also required to take a year of alcohol related classes, while maintaining good behavior on a probationary period for 36 months.

548 days ago
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markmark69    

Don't blame the cops...they were doing their job...lesson: DON'T RESIST ARREST...

547 days ago
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