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One-Eyed Singer Houston

NO JAIL in DUI Case

... I Like That

3/19/2013 1:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"I Like That" singer Houston -- who famously suffered an emotional breakdown in 2005 and gouged his own eye out with a fork -- has had a change in fortune ... because TMZ has learned, he just got off easy in his DUI case.

TMZ broke the story ...  Houston was arrested last year near Malibu after cops say he was driving erratically in his SUV. When cops approached the vehicle, they claim it smelled of marijuana ... and Houston looked drugged out ... so they placed him under arrest.

But last week, the DUI charge was reduced to a minor traffic infraction ... and the $100 fine was suspended ... meaning Houston pretty much got off scot-free. It's unclear why the charge was reduced.

As for Houston's 2005 breakdown -- the singer reportedly first attempted suicide by jumping out of a window while under the influence of PCP. His friends stopped him, but when they locked him in a first-floor room, Houston gouged his eye out with a plastic fork.

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Houston was institutionalized for a year following the incident. He has since attributed the whole thing to "the pressures of fame."

54 COMMENTS

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1.

IwuvTMZ    

Night of the Living Dead actor.

547 days ago
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Toilethead    

Pressures of fame? I've never heard of him.

547 days ago
3.

kaz    

Eye love it!

547 days ago
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bernergirl    

Maybe you should start letting people know who their attorneys are.

547 days ago
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L.A. Pete    

How did they know he was high on marijuana? Oh that's right, his eye was red.

547 days ago
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happypat35    

drugs = bad..

547 days ago
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Lou78Jr    

Sad how you can be on top to losing it all even mentally hope he can turn it around, just Sad..

547 days ago
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Az Heat    

I would love to play Eye Spy with this guy haha

547 days ago
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Elsa    

For all those in favor of the motion to drop the charges against Mr. Houston say eye.

547 days ago
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Celeb Gossip Addict    

It's truly a shame that the fame of one song caused him to take PCP and try to kill himself and gauge his own eye out. What's worse is I'd never even heard of him until the eye incident.

547 days ago
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matt    

dudes had a LONG hard 10 yrs since that pic...dayum

547 days ago
12.

Carl    

What would he have done had he been famous enough for anyone to have heard of him?

547 days ago
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mddiva35    

I don't know who he is but I'm assuming he is schizophrenic.

547 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Somebody give him a patch or something. Nobody wants to look at that!!! Dayum!!!!!

547 days ago
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Mining4Diamonds    

Eye came here just to read the comments, lol.

547 days ago
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