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Victor Ortiz Pleads Guilty in DUI Case

10/27/2017 3:41 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-boxing champ -- turned "Dancing with the Stars" contestant -- Victor Ortiz struck a plea deal in his DUI case ... and he's on thin ice for the next 3 years. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... Ortiz was arrested on Sept. 24 in Ventura County, CA around 7 PM when cops pulled over his BMW and smelled booze. 

Officials say Ortiz's BAC was MORE than .15 ... which is a huge deal because in California, that triggers a "special allegation" which carries a tougher penalty if convicted ... more jail, higher fines, etc.

But Ortiz caught a huge break -- cutting a deal with prosecutors in which he plead guilty to a misdemeanor DUI and in exchange the "special allegation" was dismissed. 

He was sentenced to 3 years probation and 8 days in county jail -- but he'll get credit for time served for 4 days and the remaining 4 days will be served as part of a work release program. 

As part of his probation, Ortiz is not allowed to patronize bars -- or places where alcohol is the main draw. 

Tiger Woods Pleads Guilty at DUI Hearing

10/27/2017 10:45 AM PDT
Breaking News

Tiger Woods was calm, cool and collected in court, even cracking a smile on his way out after pleading guilty at his DUI hearing in Florida.

The golf legend agreed to enter a DUI diversion program at a hearing that lasted about 10 minutes. He'll also be on probation for 12 months and he must perform 50 hours of community service. The judge was adamant -- the deal means no jail time but he could face up to 90 days in jail if he's found to violate parole.

Tiger was arrested for DUI on May 29 in Jupiter, FL after cops found him asleep at the wheel of his 2015 Mercedes. Once he awoke, Tiger was a discombobulated mess and claimed he was all jacked up from a cocktail of Rx drugs.

Tiger's car had damage and it was clear he was in no shape to be behind the wheel of a car. He was initially charged with 3 misdemeanor counts -- DUI, reckless driving and improper stopping. 

If Tiger completes his DUI diversion program, DUI education classes and stays out of trouble for 12 months ... the reckless driving conviction will be wiped from his record.

As part of the diversion program, Tiger is prohibited from drinking alcohol or taking drugs during the probation period.

Tiger has since apologized for the arrest -- saying he didn't know his prescription meds would have such a strong reaction. He also went to rehab.

Robert Mathis Admitted Booze and Sleeping Pill ... Cops Say

10/24/2017 11:25 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Ex-NFL star Robert Mathis told police he drank alcohol and took a sleeping pill before getting behind the wheel of a pickup truck ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports

Mathis was pulled over after cops noticed him driving the wrong way down a 1-way street early Tuesday morning -- and when officers approached the vehicle, Mathis was a mess.

The officer says, "As I asked Robert Mathis for his driver's license and vehicle registration, I noticed that his speech was slow and thick and he appeared lost and confused."

When asked for vehicle registration, Mathis handed the officer a large vehicle placard (a placard that comes with brand new vehicles).

According to the report, officers asked Mathis if he had anything to drink -- "He stated that he had one shot of cognac, but had also taken a sleeping aid around 10 PM."

Mathis told another officer he had two shots of Crown Royal along with the sleeping aid. He was given a field sobriety test and bombed it.

As we previously reported, Mathis' blood alcohol level was below the legal limit -- but officers felt he was under the influence and in no condition to drive so he was arrested for OWI.

During the process, cops noticed he had 2 dogs in his truck so his wife was called to pick up the animals.

Mathis has since been released from custody.

NFL's Robert Mathis Breath Test Was Below Legal Limit

10/24/2017 8:43 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

There's a twist in the Robert Mathis arrest ... his blood alcohol level was BELOW the legal limit, law enforcement sources tell TMZ Sports

When the ex-Indianapolis Colts star was pulled over at 12:09 AM on Tuesday, we're told he blew a .052 -- well below the legal limit, .08. 

So, why was he still arrested for operating while intoxicated? 

We're told cops conducted a field sobriety test -- Mathis didn't do well -- and officers ultimately determined Mathis was impaired and unable to drive. 

FYI, the law allows officers to arrest someone for OWI based on other tests besides B.A.C.. That seems to be what happened in this case. 

As we previously reported, Mathis was stopped in the first place after cops say he was driving the wrong way down a 1-way street. 

One source tells us there were no traces of drugs in the car or on his person. 

Macklemore Car Crash Other Driver Absolutely Bombed ... According to Cops

10/12/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The guy who collided head-on with Macklemore had a blood alcohol level more than twice the legal limit ... TMZ has learned. 

Jake Pitcher's BAC was .19% according to police docs -- and that was nearly 2 hours after the accident! Pitcher was charged last week in Washington with DUI.

As we've reported ... Pitcher was driving a pick-up truck on a winding road in July when he swerved across the lane and smashed into the rapper's Maybach. Incredibly, no one was seriously hurt in Macklemore's car. Pitcher suffered face and head injuries.

Mack recently opened up about the experience, saying he thought he was going to die.

'RuPaul's Drag Race' Contestant Defies DUI Judge ... I'm Filming in L.A., Baby!!!

10/6/2017 12:40 AM PDT
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An upcoming "RuPaul's Drag Race" contestant is thumbing his nose at the judge in his DUI case by going to werrrrk in Los Angeles ... TMZ has learned.

Sources tell us Andrew Bryson -- whose drag name is Blair St. Clair -- is currently taping in L.A. as a contestant for season 10 of 'Drag Race.' That's in clear violation of a court order stating he must stay in Indiana following a DUI bust this year.

According to docs, obtained by TMZ, St. Clair was pulled over in March in Fort Wayne, IN and blew a .195 -- more than twice the legal limit! We checked and the judge's order banning his out-of-state travel is still in place.

It's a catch 22 for "Blair" -- winning the show could unlock a showbiz career, but doing the show at all could land his ass in a jail cell. We made a call to VH1, but no word back yet.

NFL's Aldon Smith Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Hit and Run Case

9/22/2017 11:54 AM PDT
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Oakland Raiders star Aldon Smith has pled no contest to hit and run stemming from a 2015 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned

As we previously reported, Smith was arrested on August 6, 2015 for DUI -- after cops say he smashed into a parked car and then fled the scene. He later returned to the scene of the crash where officers gave him a field sobriety test and arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving.

He initially pled not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and hit and run -- but now, we've learned he cut a deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to hit and run and the DUI charge was dropped.

He was sentenced to 20 days in jail -- but the judge is allowed him to do residential treatment in lieu of spending time behind bars. Residential treatment is essentially "rehab" at a facility. He was also ordered to complete anger management. 

Smith is also forbidden from driving with ANY amount of alcohol in his system. He's also not allowed to go to bars or pubs or anywhere alcohol is the primary commodity for sale.

During the case, the judge also found he violated probation from another case and was sentenced to 90 days in jail -- but again, he was allowed to do residential treatment instead. 

The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office tells TMZ Sports all of Smith's required residential treatment sentence has been completed.

Wayne Rooney No License? No Problem! ... I Got Chauffeur Money!

9/19/2017 10:45 AM PDT

With his driving privileges officially suspended, Wayne Rooney did what any mega-rich star would do to get to soccer practice ... he hired a driver. 

Check out a stone-faced Rooney riding shotgun on his way to Everton F.C.'s training facility on Tuesday -- ridin' shotgun in a black Range Rover. 

24 hours before this photo, Rooney plead guilty to the British version of DUI and the judge pulled his driver's license for 2 years. 

FYI, Wayne was arrested on Sept. 1 after officials say he was driving a VW Beetle while HAMMERED. He also had a female passenger in the car at the time. 

Rooney apologized for his "unforgivable lack of judgement" in court on Monday -- after accepting his driving ban and 100 hours of community service. 

Wayne Rooney Convicted of Drunk Driving ... Gets 2-Year Driving Ban

9/18/2017 5:54 AM PDT
Breaking News

Soccer superstar Wayne Rooney has apologized for driving drunk during a Sept. 1 incident -- after officials say he was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit.

As we previously reported, the English soccer legend was pulled over in Cheshire, England in the early morning on Sept. 1 while driving a VW Beetle with a female passenger.

The 31-year-old Everton striker appeared in court Monday morning and pled guilty to drunk driving, according to the BBC.

The judge told Rooney, "You placed yourself and other road users at risk as a result of your poor judgement that night."

"I accept your remorse is genuine and that you are aware of the adverse affects the events of that night have had, not least on your family."

Rooney was sentenced to a 2-year driving ban and has 12 months to complete 100 hours of community service. 

After the hearing, Rooney issued a statement saying, "I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong."

"I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC."

"Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career."

"Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service."

Randy Travis Sues Texas Over DWI Naked Arrest Video

9/12/2017 4:00 PM PDT

Randy Travis is one determined country singer ... he's filed yet another lawsuit, gunning for the Texas officials who want to release a video of his DWI arrest.

Travis was arrested in 2012 for a DWI in Texas ... he had crashed his Trans Am and tried to walk naked into a convenience store after the crash.

Randy cursed the arresting officers, wishing they got cancer. He also threatened to shoot one with 60 rounds and bury him under a barn.

There has been a dogfight over whether the video showing the arrest scene should be released to the media. Several Texas courts have ruled portions of the video are fair game, but the judges did say shots of below the waist should not be released.

Randy is now going over the heads of Texas judges. He's filed a federal lawsuit this time around, arguing he has privacy rights ... namely, because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated, and this is tantamount to releasing private medical records.

Randy is asking the federal judge to block the state of Texas from releasing the video.  

Macklemore HOW'd He Survive?!! 1st Pics of Head-On Crash

9/12/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The alleged drunk driver who smashed head-on into Macklemore was nearly ejected through his windshield ... which is clear from the first pics of the horrific crash scene.

TMZ obtained the photos of the pickup truck sitting nose-to-nose with Macklemore's Maybach. The fact the truck is on the wrong side of the road shows the driver swerved into Mack's lane.

The gnarly shots of the July wreck also show the rapper's airbags deployed, while the truck driver's windshield was smashed and splattered with blood.

He suffered head and face injuries, and was eventually arrested for DUI. The biggest miracle ... Macklemore and his passengers were left mostly unscathed.

MADD Slams Rod Stewart Don't Defend Wayne Rooney's DUI Arrest!

9/5/2017 3:45 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

DON'T EVER GIVE DRUNK DRIVERS A PASS ... that's the message M.A.D.D. has for Rod Stewart after the singer defended Wayne Rooney after his DUI arrest

Mothers Against Drunk Driving unloaded on Stewart over comments he made to TMZ Sports ... in which Rod asked the public to forgive the soccer superstar because "we all make mistakes."

"MADD is appalled the music icon Rod Stewart referred to drunk driving as a mistake," the org. said in a statement.

"While we are relieved that Rooney’s alleged drunk driving killed or injured no one, excuses should never be made for anyone who makes the choice to endanger lives in this manner."

"Drunk driving is a 100% preventable choice, 100% of the time. To say anything to the contrary diminishes the seriousness of the crime and is a smack in the face to drunk driving victims everywhere."

For the record, Rooney was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Friday morning but hasn't been convicted. 

Rod Stewart Defends Wayne Rooney 'We All Make Mistakes'

9/5/2017 6:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't villanize Wayne Rooney after his drunk driving arrest -- he's a good dude -- so says Rod Stewart

The British rock legend -- who's a HUUUGE soccer fan -- was leaving Catch in L.A. over the weekend when we asked about the biggest football news in the U.K. ... Rooney's DUI arrest in England. 

"He's been a great English football [player] and we all make mistakes," Stewart said ... "And he's still a great guy. A great influence on all the youngsters."

Rooney was busted early Friday morning when he was pulled over in a VW Beetle and failed a breathalyzer. 

According to reports, the Everton striker's bosses are pissed -- and he could get hit with a $415,000 fine over the incident. 

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