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Jake T. Austin

Arrested Last Month for DUI in SAME CAR

11/19/2013 11:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Where there's smoke ... TMZ has learned, Ex-Disney star Jake T. Austin was busted for DUI just last month in the SAME CAR that was involved in the 4-car hit-and-run crash this morning.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Austin was arrested October 8th by the CHP after being pulled over for driving at night without headlights. We're told police officers smelled booze as they approached his vehicle, administered a field sobriety test and Austin did poorly.

According to sources, 18-year-old Austin blew a .08 and was arrested. He has since been charged with DUI and has a court date scheduled for TOMORROW.
At the time he was busted, Austin was driving the 2010 Audi with New York plates -- the same car that slammed into multiple cars early this morning. 

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The driver allegedly threw a vodka bottle out of the car and then left before cops arrived.  There's no way cops can arrest the driver for DUI, but it's definitely a case of felony hit-and-run.

An eyewitness just told us on TMZ Live ... she is "100%" that the driver of the hit-and-run is Austin.  She says other witnesses are just as sure.

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16.

Yurra Knutz    

OH NOOO!!... Look what he did to that poor beautiful Audi!

153 days ago
17.

FostersFan    

Why do you keep identifying him only as an ex-Disney star? He's one of the co-stars of ABC Family's "The Fosters." The show ran for 10 eps last summer, and then was picked up for a Season 1B for 11 more eps that start airing in January. It's also already been picked up for a second season, the air next summer. He plays the adopted son of lesbian moms played by Teri Polo and Sherri Saum. Fortunately for the show, there are four other kids in the "family" so they can shoot around him when he has legal troubles to deal with. BTW, rumor is he's not very well-liked by his co-stars.

153 days ago
18.

CLINT    

Why couldn't this be a Bieber story?

153 days ago
19.

lili    

Another Disney star gone bad

153 days ago
20.

GarrettG    

There's obviously something in that Disney kool aid that is making the stars lose it.

153 days ago
21.

chicagoannie    

How can he be driving after a DUI arrest? Doesn't the CHP take away the driver's license. Especially being 18...does the little douche still live at home? Does he have PARENTS?!

153 days ago
22.

barcham    

Why don't they just fingerprint the vodka bottle? Is that such a difficult thing to do?

153 days ago
23.

pattin    

Lindsay would be proud

153 days ago
24.

FREEWILLY    

Dear LAPD, Please get this stupid little punk off our roads. Thank you.

153 days ago
25.

King    

Jake should take an object lesson from Leif Garrett and be a mensch.

153 days ago
26.

Karin    

Who ??

153 days ago
27.

Brad    

Look's like this boii is about to say "hey bitches" *limp wrists* He looks so femmy.

153 days ago
28.

ChelC4    

Don't ruin someone else's life driving drunk because you don't value yours

153 days ago
29.

Stillwaters    

He didn't think they would track him down by figuring out who OWNED the car?

153 days ago
30.

Ron Fing Swanson    

This kid is a goon and if he's not taking off the roads immediately he's going to kill someone.

153 days ago
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