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Shooter McGavin

Takes Unhappy DWI Mug Shot

10/16/2013 7:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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10:46 AM PT --  McDonald was released at 7:20 AM ET. He has a court date on Dec. 11.

9:30 AM PT --
Shooter was SUPER wasted ... and barely able to utter a coherent sentence ... this according to one of the guys who shared a beer with McDonald just hours before his DUI arrest.

Jonathan Mincher tells TMZ he and his buddies (seen in the pic below) were drinking at Lagerheads Tavern in Wrightsville Beach, NC when Shooter walked in with a friend.

Mincher says Shooter was drinking beer ... and could hardly speak. But we're told he was a sport ... and bought Mincher and his crew a round. Mincher says when he left the bar at 1 AM ... Shooter was still there going strong.

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Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore," was busted early this morning for DWI.

The 58-year-old actor -- who also played Travis Cole in "Dirty Work" -- was popped by North Carolina Highway Patrol deputies in Wilmington ... cuffed and taken to jail at around 4:30 AM. 

Law enforcement tell us ... Shooter's blood alcohol level was .15 -- almost double the legal limit.

Before the arrest, Shooter was drinking beers with a few guys at a bar -- and definitely appears toasty.

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It appears he was in Wilmington filming a movie called "The Squeeze."

Movie bigwigs will have to post $1,000 to get their star out of the slammer.  

39 COMMENTS

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16.

CitrusOxide1015    

At least when he was drunk he didn't try and kick Bob Barker's ass.

342 days ago
17.

smurfya    

You'd look like that too if you ate pieces of sh** for breakfast.

342 days ago
18.

Rogue Ry    

He was also MR (WARD) CLEVER in LEAVE IT TO BEAVER (the movie).

342 days ago
19.

NOT ELMO    

Christopher McDonald, who played Shooter McGavin in "Happy Gilmore," was busted early this morning for DWI........................SMILE TO THE CAMARA GIRL !

342 days ago
20.

Al    

why does this suprise anyone, he always looked to me like he just had a drink or was looking for his next one, I just hope it was just booze, he looks like he could have multi chemical dependence.

342 days ago
21.

BigKahuna    

He was awesome In Thelma and Louise.

342 days ago
22.

MP    

If he was barely able to speak why didn't someone take his keys away?

342 days ago
23.

Jo    

This man is a good actor but I think he thinks he is better than he is and is rather arrogant like Shooter McGavin was for real.

342 days ago
24.

allini    

.15 was the legal standard for a long , long time. You are NOT super wasted at .15 but should not try to drive.

342 days ago
25.

allini    

.15 was the legal standard for a long, long time A person is NOT super wasted at .15 but should not try to drive.

342 days ago
26.

Bob    

Maybe he wuz rehearsing?

342 days ago
27.

ElisabethIsDisgusting    

Thought it was an old one of Joe Piscopo!

342 days ago
28.

james    

Maybe he should call Thomas "Tommy" Jefferson..... lol

342 days ago
29.

OK    

All that money these Hollywood people have and they can't call or hire someone to drive them home if they'd have too much to drink?

342 days ago
30.

Jackie    

Clearly I'm not the only loser still obsessed with Happy Gilmour...lol

342 days ago
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