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Tim Tebow's Brother

Miraculously Turned DUI Arrest into Speeding Ticket

12/10/2013 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Tim Tebow's older brother Peter performed a MIRACLE back in 2011 ... 'cause the guy was arrested for DUI, and his goose was seemingly cooked, but he somehow escaped with just a speeding ticket ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Here's what we know ... Peter Tebow was pulled over in Denver, CO at 1:43 AM on June 10, 2011 after cops say he was blazing through town -- going 90 MPH in a 45 while straddling two lanes of traffic.

When the cop approached the vehicle, he "observed that [Tebow's] eyes were bloodshot and watery, his speech was slurred and mumbled and his pupils were enlarged."

The officer asked Peter if he was on any medication, to which he replied ... "Yeah, I had some Percocet earlier. I had 2 pills in the morning and the afternoon."

He later stated, "I had 2 pills a couple hours ago."

In the report, the cop says he also smelled booze on Peter's breath ... but Peter refused to take both a road sobriety test AND a blood alcohol test.

Peter, who was 26 at the time, was eventually arrested and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked.  He was later charged with reckless driving and DUI.

Now, here's where things get interesting ...

Despite the details from the arrest, Peter CAUGHT A HUUUUGE BREAK FROM THE COURT -- the DUI was dismissed outright and the reckless driving charge was reduced to a simple speeding ticket for going 20-24 mph over the limit.

His punishment -- $276 in fines (not including attorney's fees).

Fun Fact -- Peter's bro Tim was playing for the Denver Broncos at the time ... and Peter was reportedly living with him while attending seminary school.

We tried reaching out to Peter for comment -- nothing back yet.

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22 COMMENTS

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1.

cristiana    

I love Tim Tebow and his family!

286 days ago
2.

pj    

They look alike

286 days ago
3.

Ozzie X    

Not surprised and the average Joe gets charged with everything under the sky.

286 days ago
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JFO    

How is it a break - he refused the sobriety tests and the blood alcohol test .... then what happened?????? You've left out a HUGE part of the story here .... you can be arrested for DUI but if there's no evidence against you (blood alcohol, etc) you have only the observations of the officer to go by, which isn't much without the rest of the physical evidence. What did the officer do when he refused those tests???? From your "report" it seems nothing ... which I find rather curious. I can't see that happening so until you fill in the blanks here I don't see a story.

286 days ago
5.

Rue    

Where's your story about Obama's Uncle?, TMZ You know--that guy, our President??? Our Prez whose Uncle was ALSO arrested for DUI. Arrested for DUI while also violating the latest court order to leave the country for violating the law/rules of his Visa. Let's see...that last ruling from a Judge came down in...1992. HA! And dude is still here AND driving drunk!!! And last week the guy is deemed of upstanding moral character (HA!) and instead of repercussion--he's given a green card! Gotta luv it! THEN--Obama and Top WH Geek Jay Carney declare 'Huh? Who? Prez ain't ever met the guy,!' until Every-1-Has -A-Crazy-Uncle won't let it go (No, your Honor, the President lived with me in the 80's), so finally the WH sez, well, yes...it depends on what the meaning of lived with means. HIGH-sterical!!! WHERE'S THAT STORY, TMZ?? Ah, the joy and sheer entertainment of HYPOCRISY :) Special favors, sure. But why is TMZ so much more concerned about those afforded a relative of a short-lived NFL player than of a sitting President of the United States? Oooops! I forgot! Harvey has A) an agenda and B) a really weird, bordering on creepy, obsession w/Tim Tebow...

285 days ago
6.

edb    

This is stupid, out of all the people u could write about u pick tim tebows brother? Pointless story, and pointless tabloids.

285 days ago
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intrigued    

I thought if you refuse, they automatically take your license for a year, just like Lamar?

285 days ago
8.

Justin Furst    

Why is it that I feel like I need to take a shower after reading ANYTHING that slimy TMZ reports on? Okay, so Tim Tebow's brother was arrested 2 years ago --- could we be reaching any harder to create a story where there really isn't one.

285 days ago
9.

Martina    

My niece was 4 when she died after the car she was riding in was hit by a drunk driver. The Tebow family could care less about anyone. They are the typical born-again Christians who don't live by Jesus's values; they only condemn others and lie about their own lives.

285 days ago
10.

seriously    

Once again TMZ just tell half the story ! Why were the charges dropped?

285 days ago
11.

Ih8Taxes    

Two words - Uncle Omar.

285 days ago
12.

jennifer    

thanks for the two year old story tmz

285 days ago
13.

May    

He was just running late to church. Leave him alone. Faster Pastor, Faster Pastor!!!!

285 days ago
14.

andiejean    

Who cares about Tim Tebows brother he is a nobody

285 days ago
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D-INCARNATION    

He was smart to decline, why he copped to the perks not so much...

285 days ago
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