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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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KittyKittyKitty    

Yikes!

594 days ago
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Miss Mary    

WTF?!

594 days ago
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Jdawg    

Dont mess with Hotch !

594 days ago
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Jen    

Regular person in AZ would get a week in tent city, but I'm glad Mr Celebrity got away with that $300 fine on that six figure salary.

594 days ago
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freaksober    

I bet he SHART his pants in the back of the cop car too...

594 days ago
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kerrplunk    

Had that been you or I we'd be in deep dodo

594 days ago
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konoba1970    

What a crock. All you saying he got off, I don't think so. This was a set up from the start. The guy is actually outside his apartment. Another cop told him to go thru and he was stopped again by egomaniacs. When he argued, they called the "we smell alcohol" scam. Why was he not charged or convicted of resisting arrest, as they are saying he is on the tape? I doubt he was driving so crazy that the bike brigade were able to catch him up. The whole title of 'reckless driving' is made to sound much worse. Sure, he cut a deal, but he was never gonna come out of this, not with the cop buddies sticking together. And he has some pretty strict probation rules on, which aint gonna be easy with his face. And he already paid $15,000 bail, so give the guy a break people. He ain't no Lynsey Lohan. He is a name, and one who was had a good reputation, so they are going to make an example of him. He's a good guy.

594 days ago
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Bossy Potato    

Greaaaat. So he's going to be let out on the road again. I feel safe knowing he's probably going to be driving around drunk, cuz he got away with it once! Stupid judicial system. He's going to kill someone next time.

594 days ago
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Myacova    

Ok. I hope Mr. Gibson learns something from this incident, especially for the sake of his family. And his fans - we love him!

594 days ago
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Redboomkat    

He did not 'get off' he was screwed from the get go. Look at the video he wasn't doing jack!! They dropped the DUI cause there was no proof. Come on people!!

594 days ago
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tanya bucalstein    

i am a huge criminal minds/thomas gibson fan! i was volunteering at the half marathon that night passing out medals, but i didn't see any of the action. do you think he would have given me an autograph?

594 days ago
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Shezfriend?!    

The police over-reacted I did'nt see him resist at all. All in all love Thomas Gibson :D and glad that it's all sorted

594 days ago
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Dublin2016    

At least he got a whoopin by the popo!

594 days ago
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Masoman    

Any normal person would have been F*clked !!! Money does by happiness after all.. That and a damn good lawyer !!!

594 days ago
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Peter Sc    

If I was living in a country with that kind of police brutality I would make a plea to anything including the murder of many presidents and kings anywhere in the world.

594 days ago
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