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John Clark Gable

I Wasn't Drunk, But I Did

Black Out Before DUI Bust

4/3/2013 2:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The son of Hollywood legend Clark Gable claims he was not drinking alcohol before the multi-car wreck that led to his DUI arrest -- but does admit he went unconscious ... and says he has a history of brain aneurysms. 

TMZ broke the story ... John Clark Gable was busted Tuesday in Malibu after allegedly smashing into 6 parked cars on Pacific Coast Highway.

Gable tells us he lost consciousness ... and says the last thing he remembers is getting cut off by a van, and when he woke up he had hit a phone pole.

Gable claims he "absolutely was not drinking" ... and says the only medication he's currently taking is for a minor leg injury from mountain biking.

However, Gable says he had 2 small brain aneurysms --weak bulging spots on the wall of an artery -- back in 2006 and another in 2009.

Brain aneurysms can be fatal, but Gable says he had corrective surgery both times.

Gable says he's going to a doctor to get his head checked out ASAP -- but stresses he doesn't know yet if an aneurysm was behind yesterday's accident.

Gable's blood alcohol level was tested after the crash -- but the results have not been released.

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truthiness    

Let the BS excuses begin...

517 days ago
2.

IwuvTMZ    

He's just a bad driver.

517 days ago
3.

ABB    

Yeahhhhhhh And what the hell! This dud is really trying to cash in on his Indiana Jones look!

517 days ago
4.

Mel    

Yes you go and get your head checked!

517 days ago
5.

bernergirl    

I'll wait till I see the alcohol results to make a judgement.

517 days ago
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Majestik    

HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa.
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This explains why you pulled the segment on TMZ live about this so fast. So, in other words, you posted without getting all the facts straight and had to back track, YET AGAIN. Geez you guys. It's pretty freakin' bad when every other site is starting to make you look like a MICKEY MOUSE operation. Oh wait, Warner Bros, um, making you look like a BUGS BUNNY operation.

517 days ago
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Dobby    

Dayyum...

517 days ago
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Mistress Obviousa    

I was inclined to believe his claims that this was a fairly innocent accident until the part about having endured multiple brain aneurysms. It's a whole new level of selfishness to choose to endanger the public by driving with such a volatile health condition.

517 days ago
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Horndog    

What's with the Crocodile Dundee look?

517 days ago
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stu    

Franky My Dear I Don't Give A Damn!

517 days ago
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mousetrap    

Sounds like he is adamant, and he may not have been drinking. But if he was taking a mind altering substance such as a pain killer, he could still be DUI. A DUI is "driving under the influence". Not "driving with a bac less than .08 or with no other substances". It is just that, driving under the influence. By the way TMZ, your headline is really borderline, if not downright deceiving. A blackout is a term almost always reserved for alcoholic incidences. A least when it is used in this context. You could be less obnoxiously misleading and a little more fair.

517 days ago
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smurfya    

A friend of mine had a seizure a couple months ago and they took her licence for a year and that was her first one. if this guy has had a couple aneurysms whs he still on the road?

517 days ago
13.

Parker    

If that is the case, then DMV will not issue him a license....or they need to take it away. If you are having black outs...then you know that you should not be driving and that you are a potential danger to people..........

517 days ago
14.

tune-up    

I ONLY HAD ONE DRINK, ONE TOO MANY

517 days ago
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tune-up    

i only had one, one to many

517 days ago
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