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Arsenio Hall

Crashes Brand New Porsche

12/24/2013 6:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Arsenio Hall was NOT drunk or under the influence of drugs when he lost control of his brand new Porsche last night and drove into a dirt shoulder, cops tell TMZ.

It all went down around 7:15 PM in L.A. ... cops responded to the accident scene and tried to figure out why the talk show host veered off the main road.

We're told Hall was given a field sobriety test, but passed with flying colors. We're also told Hall was super nice to the responding officers.

Hall was not injured in the accident. So far, it's unclear why Arsenio lost control of his brand new 2014 Porsche Cayenne S, but since no one was hurt and no crime seems to have been committed, cops won't be investigating this one any further.

Case closed.

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Reese Witherspoon

I Wine, I Drive

And It's All Legal

12/23/2013 12:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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is in the holiday spirit ... celebrating with her hubby with a little vino and then driving off into the sunset.

Reese and Jim Toth hit up the outdoor patio at Gjelina in Venice over the weekend.  A source connected to Reese says she had a glass of wine with an early dinner and then walked around the area XMAS shopping for "several hours," and then got behind the wheel and drove home.

As you recall, Reese and Jim famously got arrested in Atlanta after a drunken night out on the town.  Jim was busted for DUI.  Reese was arrested for disorderly conduct.

Beyond.

Kelly LeBrock

Arrested for DUI

12/16/2013 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Kelly LeBrock -- the gorgeous star of "Weird Science" -- was busted for DUI.

The arrest flew under the radar for more than 2 weeks, but we've learned the arrest occurred November 30 near Santa Barbara. 

Law enforcement sources tell us a CHP officer spotted  LeBrock -- who was married to Steven Seagal -- driving erratically, weaving across the double yellow line, failing to stop at a stop sign, and driving over the 55 MPH speed limit.

The officer said there were signs of alcohol impairment, and gave her a field sobriety test ... and LeBrock didn't do so well.  She was arrested and booked.

Prosecutors have the case.  No charges have been filed ... yet.

We called LeBrock's rep.  So far ... no word back.

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Pippi Longstocking

BUSTED ... FOR FELONY HIT AND RUN

12/15/2013 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Tami Erin -- the actress who played Pippi Longstocking -- was arrested Saturday afternoon for felony hit and run and drunk driving ... TMZ has learned.

Erin was driving in L.A. when she allegedly hit 3 cars and took off.   Law enforcement sources say at least one person was taken to the hospital.

And get this ... Erin didn't hit them all at once -- we're told she hit the first car then drove off ... then hit another car and drove off ... and then she hit the last.

When cops found her they did a field sobriety test and then arrested her for both the felony hit and run and DUI.  One source says she was "totally out of control ... just out of it."

Erin refused to submit a blood alcohol test ... and her bail was set at $100K. 

As TMZ first reported ... Erin's latest screen credit is a gnarly sex tape.

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1:23 PT -- Tami just bailed out of jail.

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Lamar Odom

Strikes Plea Deal in DUI Case

12/9/2013 11:31 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Lamar Odom just cut a deal in his DUI case -- agreeing to plead "no contest" to the crime and in exchange he'll be on probation for the next 3 years ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... Odom was arrested in L.A. on August 30 at 3:25 AM after cops saw him driving too slow on the 101 Freeway. He flunked field sobriety tests and refused to submit to a blood alcohol test.  He was ultimately charged with one count of DUI.

But today, Lamar struck a deal with prosecutors ... and in addition to 3 years of probation, he's required to complete an alcohol education class by June 9.

He's also been ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and fees.

Odom's driver's license was automatically suspended for one year for refusing to submit to the BAC test -- and that punishment will stand.

Amanda Bynes

Home for the Holidays

After Release from Treatment Center

12/5/2013 4:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes has been sprung from the Malibu rehab facility where she'd been getting inpatient treatment for her mental illness.

As TMZ first reported ... Amanda's meds and counseling had stabilized her condition -- bipolar disorder and schizophrenia -- to the point where doctors felt she could be released to her mother's supervision.

According to the attorney for Amanda's mom -- the actress is now at her mother's house, and will still be receiving outpatient treatment.

Bynes had been at The Canyon treatment center since September ... following her stay at UCLA psych ward. 

Amanda still has to deal with a DUI charge. As we told you, a judge has ruled her competent to stand trial ... though a plea bargain seems likely.

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Dina Lohan

Judge Orders Psych Evaluation

What's In Dina's Head?

11/21/2013 9:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Dina Lohan has something going on in her head, and the judge in her DUI case wants to know the contents ... because he just ordered a full psych evaluation.

Dina was in court this AM for her DWI case.  Her lawyer, Mark Heller, claims she's alcohol free but the judge isn't necessarily buyin' what he's sellin'.

So now Dina has to get her head shrunk by a court-appointed shrink.

Lohan pled not guilty to DWI in Sept. ... after blowing a .20.  Heller blamed Dina's legal predicament on the paparazzi ... claiming Dina is stressed out by the mob of photogs that follow her ... and that's what caused her to flee in a drunken state.

The judge did not impose a sentence today -- he'll wait for the psych report --  but he did say he's considering a stiff penalty -- revoking her driving privileges for 12 months ... and 100 hours of community service.

Lohan's next court date is Jan. 7.

Erin Brockovich

Free & Clear After

Drunk BOATING Arrest

11/21/2013 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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THAR SHE BLOWS!!! Erin Brockovich is officially in the clear after her BUI arrest this summer -- that's BOATING under the influence -- because she's finally paid up with the court.

TMZ broke the story, Erin was arrested on Nevada's Lake Mead in June ... after cops found her drunkenly piloting her boat, while allegedly slapping her husband and tossing a cell phone into the water.

Erin pled no contest to BUI, and was ordered to complete 25 hours of community service, a mandatory Boater Safety School, and pay a $750 fine ... all of which she did.

The case is now officially CLOSED. Congrats, Captain Brockovich.

Jake T. Austin

Cops Plea In DUI Case

11/20/2013 2:24 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Victory ... ex-Disney star Jake T. Austin has escaped DUI charges stemming from his arrest last month ... but he's not completely off the hook.

Austin was popped for drunk driving in October just blocks from his devastating 4-car crash this week.

Austin was initially charged with two counts of DUI, but his lawyer, Jay Jaffe, got the two charges dismissed in exchange for a measly speeding charge ... to which Austin pled no contest.

Austin was subsequently sentenced to 24 months probation ... a pretty steep punishment for speeding, but at least he won't have a DUI on his record. Austin is also prohibited from driving with even a teensy-weensy amount of alcohol in his system. 

And get this ... the judge didn't utter a peep about the most recent accident.

One crash at a time ...

Amanda Bynes

COMPETENT

To Stand Trial

11/20/2013 12:04 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Amanda Bynes is mentally capable of understanding the nature of the criminal charges she faces, and as a result the road is now clear for her to stand trial for DUI.

Amanda's case  was in Mental Health Court this AM, and the judge read the court-ordered medical evaluation of the actress, and determined she is now competent to face the DUI charges.

Amanda's lawyer, Rich Hutton, did not object to the findings so the criminal case -- which was put on hold -- will now go forward.

Sources say the ruling will have NO impact on her conservatorship.  Fact is ... even though Amanda is capable of understanding the nature of legal proceedings, she is nowhere close to being able to care for herself.

As for the DUI case ... no way will it go before a jury.  It has plea bargain written all over it.

As we first reported ... Amanda has been diagnosed with Schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

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Jake T. Austin

Stitches ... But No Snitches

11/20/2013 5:15 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-Disney star Jake T. Austin WAS the driver of the car that crashed into 3 other vehicles early Tuesday morning -- but because of some swift and clever legal gymnastics by his lawyer, Jake may actually avoid prosecution ... TMZ has learned.

Here's the way it went down -- sources intimately familiar with the situation tell TMZ, 18-year-old Jake and a friend were driving in Studio City around 3AM when he crashed into the 3 cars.

Witnesses say Jake tossed a Ciroc vodka bottle out of the car, but before cops arrived at the scene, we're told Jake ordered an Uber (Town Car service) ... and he and his friend high-tailed it out.

Cops suspect drinking was involved, but there's no way Jake could be prosecuted for drunk driving because police never located him.  And, we're told, Jake denies he had been drinking.

But drinking aside, Austin is still in trouble for leaving the scene of an accident without providing identifying information ... which constitutes a hit-and-run.  But Jake's lawyer pulled off some legal acrobatics that could get Jake off the hook.

We're told the lawyer called cops at 4am and told them Jake was the owner of the car. Cleverly, the lawyer did NOT disclose the fact that Jake was the driver ... so as not to violate the attorney-client privilege, especially important because leaving the scene is a crime.

And here's where it gets really good -- we're told Jake has an iron-clad excuse for leaving the scene: he and his passenger were injured and needed immediate medical attention. In other words, they didn't have time to leave a note.

We're told Jake had an injury to his mouth, and went directly to the ER and received stitches.

And the coup de grace, we're told Jake's lawyer has made it clear ... the victims will be fully compensated ... so there's really no need to prosecute.

The legal maneuvering might have saved the lawyer a huge headache on multiple fronts -- he's also repping Jake after the kid's DUI arrest last month.

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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
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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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'Buckwild' Star

Arrested

For Aggravated DUI

11/16/2013 11:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Stop us if this one sounds familiar -- one of the people from the ex-MTV show "Buckwild" was arrested this morning in West Virginia ... this time for a DUI.

Anna Davis -- who the show described as a "true wild child" --  was busted early Saturday morning for aggravated DUI.

It's unclear at this point why the DUI charges were elevated since a whole slew of things could have caused it ... but the same thing happened to her co-star Bluefoot earlier this year when he had a BAC higher than .15.

Anna was released hours later on a $1k pr bond -- meaning she didn't have to pay ... just promise to show up in court.

Yee-Haw!

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