'SpongeBob SquarePants' Squidward Tentacles Busted for DUI

EXCLUSIVE

0119-bumpass-squid-02Rodger Bumpass -- the actor who plays Squidward Tentacles on "SpongeBob SquarePants" -- was arrested Friday night for DUI.  

Law enforcement sources tell us cops noticed a blue PT Cruiser stopped in the middle of a road just before 11 PM with a man leaning against the car.

When cops walked up to the guy -- Bumpass -- they say he walked away and was so unsteady he nearly fell.

Our sources say Bumpass confessed to driving just before cops spotted him and he was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Our sources tell us ... Bumpass' blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. 

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