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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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31.

yessir    

He's 29?!!!! Dang, he looks 40.

519 days ago
32.

Scary    

who?

519 days ago
33.

lcmb    

Maybe intense mental health care is in order.

519 days ago
34.

fifi    

This poor guy! He was very handsome - what demons he must have been battling for this to happen!

519 days ago
35.

Loopy    

Who is this guy?

518 days ago
36.

ugh..really?     

This guy was born in 1983!? He looks 50

518 days ago
37.

XstaC007    

He was so sexy pre-the eye gouge!! Another one flew the cuckoo nest!!

518 days ago
38.

bigran19    

I remember when that happened, he wasn't in the limelight long enough to fell pressure like that.

129 days ago
39.

Grneyedbandiiit    

Dang I remember him. And I liked his song in high school. We all did. I remember him doing it because he was religious and felt the choices he was making were immoral. I'm praying for him. He looks like he's going through it. Awfully sad.

87 days ago
40.

Grneyedbandiiit    

Dang I remember him. And I liked his song in high school. We all did. I remember him doing it because he was religious and felt the choices he was making were immoral. I'm praying for him. He looks like he's going through it. Awfully sad.

87 days ago
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