Linda Hogan has changed her drunk-driving tune -- pleading GUILTY to DUI after downing some bubbly and getting behind the wheel ... and will spend 3 months in booze class thinking about her crime.
As TMZ previously reported Linda was popped for DUI in Malibu back in 2012 and slapped with two misdemeanor charges ... after cops say she was joyriding with a BAC of .084.
Linda originally plead not guilty -- and argued she only had ONE glass of champagne (on an empty stomach) and took antibiotics which heightened the effects of booze.
She finally copped to driving with a .08 or higher -- and in exchange the 2nd DUI charge was dropped. She was sentenced to 3 years probation and 3 months of alcohol education classes -- which she's already started.
ARRESTED FOR DUI
8/15/2013 11:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miguel -- the guy behind the smash hit "Adorn" and "#Beautiful" with Mariah Carey -- was arrested for driving drunk in L.A. early this morning ... TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... California Highway Patrol officers initially flagged the 27-year-old singer's 2013 BMW X6 for speeding and tinted windows next to an L.A. freeway around 2:15 AM.
During the stop, officers noticed the smell of booze ... and performed various field sobriety tests, which he flunked.
Miguel -- full name Miguel Jontel Pimentel -- also took a breathalyzer and blew a .10 and .11 ... which is over the .08 legal limit in CA.
Miguel was then arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked ... and released a few hours later on $5,000 bail.
According to his booking sheet, Miguel is 5'7" and 140 pounds.
He's scheduled to appear in court in September.
So far, no word from Miguel's camp.
Sentenced in DUI Case
You Booze You Lose
8/14/2013 12:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Forget jail ... Nickelodeon star Cody Longo -- from "Hollywood Heights" -- just got the book thrown at him in his DUI case ... in the form of something far worse than lockup ... BOOZE CLASSES.
As we reported, cops pulled 25-year-old Longo over in June after he repeatedly flashed another driver with his high beams. Officers determined Longo was under the influence and the actor was placed under arrest.
Longo was charged with two counts of DUI following the arrest -- but according to new court docs, he struck a plea deal that would allow him to avoid jail.
The catch ... Longo agreed to plead no contest to one count of DUI, and was sentenced to something much worse (in our opinion).
According to the plea deal, Longo was ordered to complete 3 months of alcohol education classes. He was also ordered to attend 10 AA classes and was placed on 3 years summary probation.
It might not sound that bad, but you've obviously never been to alcohol education classes. BOOORINGGGG.
Dale Earnhardt's Grandson
Aspiring Race Car Driver
BUSTED FOR DUI [Update]
8/13/2013 12:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
12:20 PM PT -- Bobby just released a statement, saying, "I wanted to let you all know I made a terrible mistake last night drinking and driving and I am thankful nothing bad happened from my stupidity and I know It could have."
He added, "I'm sorry for letting all my fans friends and family down and I hope I can make it up to each and everyone of you and in the future be a good role model. I will continue to move forward with my racing career and I hope I continue to have your support thanks."
8:07 AM PT -- Cops tell TMZ ... "Mr. Earnhardt was pulled over for making a very wide left turn. After talking with him, our officer noticed his eyes were glassy, speech thick and slurred, smelt of alcohol."
"He was asked to get out of the vehicle where he was unsteady and when asked he said he only had 2 shots of alcohol."
"The officer performed a field sobriety test and determined he was intoxicated. He was taken into custody where he took another ERIR2 test where he blew a .193."
Dale Earnhardt's grandson -- an aspiring race car driver in his own right -- was arrested in West Virginia last night after cops say the 25-year-old was tooling around Charleston while hammered.
Bobby Dale Earnhardt -- a driver in the ARCA Truck series -- was pulled over by Charleston police just before midnight after cops say he was driving erratically.
During the stop, cops say, BDE admitted he had been boozing at a bar earlier in the evening. He also bombed a field sobriety test.
Earnhardt was eventually arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station -- where he was booked
Bobby Dale is scheduled to face a judge later this morning.
On Probation For Next
Two NFL Seasons
8/10/2013 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Al Michaels will NOT go to jail in his DUI case ... DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?!?!?
KIDDING!!!! He was never in any real danger of going to the slammer ('cause it was his first DUI) ... but he did strike a plea deal and will be on probation for the next 24 months.
As we reported, Michaels was popped on April 19th after making an illegal U-turn in front of a DUI checkpoint in L.A. He was subsequently charged with two counts of DUI.
Al just struck a deal with prosecutors -- agreeing to plead no contest to reckless driving -- (a lesser charge) ... he was sentenced to 80 hours of community service and placed on probation.
Now GO OUT THERE AND CALL SOME PRESEASON FOOTBALL GAMES!!!!!!
Hit By Drunk Driver
8/9/2013 5:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
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.
I'm an Alcoholic
But I'm Not Gonna Change
8/8/2013 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robbie Knievel tells TMZ he's a hardcore alcoholic ... hellbent on self-destruction ... and there ain't a damn thing he can do about it.
Knievel just called in to "TMZ Live" to talk about his motor home DUI in South Dakota on Tuesday -- and admitted he was plastered that day ... explaining, "I'm a frickin' drinking, driving daredevil."
"I ride motorcycles and I friggin' drink and ride ... that's my deal."
During the interview, Knievel came off as a very conflicted man, battling some serious demons. "I have an alcohol problem," Knievel said ... "I'm a cowboy. I'm not a redneck. But I love whiskey."
Perhaps the most concerning part of the interview came when we asked how Robbie would feel if he hurt someone while boozed up behind the wheel.
"I shouldn't be drinking and driving 'cause I could kill somebody ... and you know what, it would be better if I killed myself."
Robbie shouldn't be drinking and driving anytime soon -- his license has been suspended for 30 days due to the DUI arrest.
Busted For DUI
... In a Motor Home
8/8/2013 8:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Robbie Knievel -- the daredevil son of Evel Knievel -- was arrested for DUI in South Dakota this week after cops say he went on a drunken rampage in his motor home, TMZ has learned.
We've confirmed ... the 51-year-old was arrested on Tuesday around 6:38 PM outside of the Buffalo Chip campground ... where lots of people stay for the famous Sturgis motorcycle rally.
According to law enforcement, Buffalo Chip security called police after witnesses say Knievel smashed into two other motor home units on the property, breaking a mirror and a bumper, and then tore out of the property without stopping.
A short time later, cops found Knievel's RV in a nearby parking lot with the motor running ... with Robbie texting in the driver's seat.
Cops say they detected a strong odor of alcohol -- and when asked, Robbie said he had 3 drinks earlier that evening.
According to cops, Robbie took a breath test and blew a .228 ... almost 3 times the legal limit in South Dakota.
He also bombed several other field sobriety tests -- including two counting tests.
Cops say Knievel was physically unable to do the 1-leg stand and the walk-and-turn test due to previous physical injuries ... after all, he is a daredevil.
Robbie was eventually hauled to a nearby jail -- where he was booked and eventually released.
And talk about quick justice -- Robbie was already sentenced for the crime: His license was suspended for 30 days and he's been ordered to pay nearly $600 in fines.
Popped for DWI Again
Checking into Rehab
8/2/2013 4:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
TNA superstar Kurt Angle has been arrested for DWI again, TMZ has learned -- his 4th alcohol-related arrest in 6 years .. and the pro wrestler now plans to enter rehab.
A rep for the Texas highway patrol tells TMZ, Angle was busted Thursday night in Wise County, Texas following a live taping of "Impact" for Spike TV. We're told police received a call about a reckless driver, and caught up to Angle on the road.
We're told they pulled him over on suspicion of reckless driving, and detected an odor of alcohol emanating from Angle's vehicle. It's unclear if a field sobriety test was administered, but Angle was placed under arrest and taken to a nearby police station.
Angle has a long history with alcohol-related arrests.
In 2007, he was arrested for DUI in Pennsylvania. He was then arrested twice in 2011 -- once for being drunk behind the wheel of his parked car, and once for DWI.
Angle pled guilty to being drunk while parked, but he got off on the other charges.
Late Friday Angle tweeted ... "In light of recent events I will immediately be entering a rehabilitation center." He added, "I am confident that in taking these steps I can begin to address necessary changes in my life."
Lil Twist on Chopping Block After Battery Allegation
8/2/2013 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber's manager Scooter Braun is sick and tired of Lil Twist bringing Bieber down -- in fact, he wants Bieber to sever ties with the rapper entirely once and for all ... but Bieber is STILL fighting to keep him around.
As we reported, Twist has been accused of battering some girl at Bieber's Calabasas mansion Thursday morning -- but it's only the latest example of Twist's reckless behavior ... a list that includes smoking pot, driving like a lunatic, and getting a DUI.
Bieber has refused to turn his back on Twist once already -- but Scooter has had enough, telling Bieber the battery allegations are the last straw.
We're told Scooter is putting his foot down, insisting Twist is nothing but a parasite sucking Bieber dry -- and the singer needs to drop him like a hot potato stat ... before he does any more damage.
But stupidly, Bieber is still sticking by his buddy -- in fact, we're told he and Scooter had a blowout fight on Thursday when Scooter said Twist had to go.
Which means Twist's days are numbered -- because in a fight between Scooter and Twist, Bieber will almost certainly side with his trusted manager. He'd be dumb not to. Then again, dumb has kinda been Bieber's M.O. recently.
Singer Kat Dahlia
Popped for DUI
Allegedly Cussed Out Cop
7/30/2013 11:14 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Gangsta" singer Kat Dahlia was busted for DUI early Tuesday morning in Miami -- and according to the police report, she cussed out the arresting officer ... and even resisted arrest.
According to the report, Dahlia was pulled over for speeding at roughly 3AM -- and when the officer approached her 2013 Nissan, a strong odor of alcohol emanated from the vehicle.
The officer claims Dahlia's speech was heavily slurred as well, so the officer asked her to exit her vehicle -- at which point, Dahlia allegedly began to grow belligerent.
The report says the officer asked Dahlia to complete a field sobriety test, and she refused, cussing at the officer instead. The report doesn't specify what cusses she used, but safe bet ... she shouldn't have used any.
Dahlia was then placed under arrest, but allegedly resisted by refusing to put her hands behind her back. The officer had to force Dahlia's hands in order to cuff her.
Dahlia was subsequently transported to a nearby police station and booked for misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest -- but hey, at least her song's catchy.
Ordered to Get Extra Help
With Booze Problems
7/30/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Reservoir Dogs" star Michael Madsen has completed his 30-day stint at an intensive alcohol treatment facility, TMZ has learned -- but sometimes enough is just not enough ... because a judge ordered him to undergo even MORE treatment for good measure.
TMZ broke the story ... a judge ordered Michael to check into the in-patient rehab program last month, following his 2012 DUI bust when he was popped driving on PCH with a blood alcohol level over TWICE the legal limit (allegedly).
Michael was in court Monday -- to prove he'd completed his mandated 30 days -- but the judge wasn't convinced 30 days was enough.
The judge was definitely pleased with Madsen's progress, but still wanted the actor to go the extra mile ... ordering Madsen to enroll in an outpatient program to help stay on the straight and narrow.
One day at a time.
In Cop Car During DUI Bust
7/28/2013 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
DMX was either wasted, exhausted, or both following his DUI arrest Friday morning ... because he passed the hell out once he got inside the squad car -- and TMZ has obtained dash cam footage of the entire bust.
TMZ broke the story ... the rapper was popped in South Carolina around 3AM Friday after police determined he had been driving under the influence.
It wasn't immediately clear whether X was busted for alcohol or some other substance -- but based on the dash cam footage, it appears to have been for alcohol ... and not just because X was a little sleepy.
In the footage, the cop asks X if he's been boozing, and X says he had one drink -- but later it sounds like he admits to drinking "4 or 5" (the audio is pretty bad). Despite the drinks, X insists he's not too drunk to drive. The cop doesn't buy it.
X was booked for DUI and hauled to a nearby station. He was released from custody roughly an hour later.
Bonus: you have to see how X handles his itchy nose with his hands cuffed behind his back. Classic.