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Katy Perry

Promotional Truck

Hit By Drunk Driver

8/9/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The gold truck Katy Perry commissioned to promote the release of her new album -- Prism -- was just hit by a drunk driver ... TMZ has learned.

The collision occurred 15 minutes ago near a truck stop in Pennsylvania.  We're told the driver of a semi-truck slammed into Katy's whip, causing substantial damage to the cab.  We're told the semi driver is in the process of being arrested for drunk driving.

Now the good news.  The precious cargo is fine ... because Katy wasn't in the truck at the time of the crash.  As for the others who were inside, we're told they're ok.

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4:55 PM PT -- Law enforcement tells TMZ ... the accident occurred in a Walmart parking lot.

We're told the driver of Katy's truck was inside the Walmart when the collision happened.

Cops say the driver of the other truck initially fled the scene after striking the front cabin of Katy's truck ... but quickly returned to the parking lot after realizing it was the best decision.

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1.

Fred Farkel    

I would rather be eating an IN-N-OUT burger.


Thank you

350 days ago
2.

Livvie    

Are you sure the driver was drunk and not demonstrating his opinion about how crappy her "music" is?

350 days ago
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verlinda    

Was Robbie K. driving the Semi?

350 days ago
4.

Me Too    

THIS is NEWS??????????

350 days ago
5.

luciferslefthandman    

Hahaha haha

350 days ago
6.

Mike    

Was Lilo the other driver?

350 days ago
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Mike L    

He was driving a Semi drunk? Screw arresting the idiot. Throw him on the ground in front of the rig and run his ass over!!! People like that have no business driving, and IMO shouldn't even be allowed to live.

350 days ago
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Ryuga the Dragon Emperor    

She deserved it because of the awful music she makes. I support the drunk driver.

350 days ago
9.

static    

You can't get me drunk or high enough to listen to that shlt she tries to pass off as music.

350 days ago
10.

bellyman    

Thanks TMZ for telling us Katy wasn't in the truck. For a minute there you got me going thinking she is so poor she would actually have to be in the truck promoting her own stuff. But you cleared that up! Excellent reporting!

350 days ago
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Lucky_130    

We will probably get an update that the driver was Kaptain Robbie Knievel

350 days ago
12.

Bill03948    

1. Stop trying to pretend to be cool by using the word "whip" it is less cooler than a teen watching The Wiggles...
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2. Substantial Damage??? WHERE??? I see LESS than $5,000 in damage done to a $285,000 truck... The insurance deductible on Commercial Vehicles is $5,000..
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3. STOP hiring children Harvey. Maybe "whip" them until they learn proper English or at least proper slang FFS!

350 days ago
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mintjulep    

People who drink and drive are f*cking stupid.

350 days ago
14.

I-See-Dumb-People    

Darn that Robbie Knievel! Driving drunk again was he?

350 days ago
15.

SassiRobinson    

That was either Gaga or Gaga's bff Lindsay. Typical !

350 days ago
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