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Steve Francis Ordered to Wear Ankle Monitor ... After Violating Bond

2/9/2017 2:28 PM PST
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0209-steve-francis-tmz-01Steve Francis is the new Lindsay Lohan -- 'cause he was just ordered to wear an alcohol-monitoring ankle bracelet after violating the terms of his bond.

The trouble all stems from the ex-NBA star's drunk driving arrest back in November -- when cops say he was driving around Houston while hammered and in possession of weed.

At the time, Francis was released on bond -- and was ordered to NOT drink a drop of alcohol. He was also ordered to put a breathalyzer device in his car.

But, officials say he blew off his blowing obligations and didn't use the device -- a violation of the terms of his bond.

He appeared in court Thursday, where the judge dropped the hammer by ordering him to wear a SCRAM bracelet -- which constantly monitors alcohol consumption. It also has a GPS tracking device (he's not allowed to leave Texas).

If Francis doesn't get his new accessory by tomorrow, the judge says she will issue a warrant for his arrest.

Stay tuned ... 

Weston Cage Busted for DUI After Wild Chase

2/6/2017 6:24 AM PST
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0206-sbs-weston-cage-accident-tmz-01Nic Cage's son, Weston Cage, was arrested for DUI after fleeing cops, taking down some mailboxes and a street sign and losing a tire.

Weston was driving in the San Fernando Valley at around noon Saturday when he got in a minor car accident. He exchanged info with the other driver, but then thought cops were about to arrive so he booked it.

0206-sbs-weston-cage-accident-tmz-02Law enforcement tells us about a mile from the crash, Cage lost control of his car, veered onto a lawn, and took out a row of mailboxes. He wasn't done ... he went across the lawn and took out a street sign.

Cage stopped with the help of a tree he hit, losing a tire in the process.

He was arrested and booked for DUI, but en route he went to the hospital to get checked out.

WWE Hall of Famer Released from Prison ... Going to Rehab

2/3/2017 11:09 AM PST
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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch -- aka "Sunny" -- has been released from prison and is currently on her way back to a rehab center ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The 44-year-old wrestling legend was locked up back in September for violating her probation stemming from a DUI case. 

She was released Friday and paroled to go to a rehab center. We spoke with Sytch via text messages and she confirmed she's on the way. 

Sytch has struggled with substance abuse over the years -- and was arrested for DUI 3 times in 2015

She insists she wants to get and stay clean and turn her life around. 

[H/T ProWrestlingSheet

Oscar De La Hoya On His Alcoholism: 'This Is a Monster'

1/25/2017 3:09 PM PST

Here's a 2014 interview with Oscar De La Hoya addressing his alcoholism head-on -- saying the daily battle was a "monster" that he was constantly trying to control. 

De La Hoya opened up to Graham Bensinger ... saying he started drinking at 8 years old and things became a problem in his early teens. 

At the time, Oscar -- who had been to rehab twice before -- said he had a grip on his drinking but admitted it was a day-to-day struggle. 

Oscar relapsed this week and was arrested for DUI in Pasadena. 

You can see in the video, De La Hoya knows what he's up against when it comes to staying sober.

Oscar De La Hoya Arrested for DUI

1/25/2017 11:26 AM PST
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0125_oscar-de-la-hoya_tmz-2Oscar De La Hoya was arrested for DUI in Pasadena, CA Tuesday night ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell us the 43-year-old was pulled over for speeding in a Land Rover around 2 AM and during the stop, officers suspected he was drunk.

We're told Oscar bombed a series of field sobriety tests and was arrested for DUI. He was cited and released to his manager.

Earlier in the evening, Oscar was seen at multiple bars in the area, including Barney's Beanery in Old Town Pasadena where he posed for a pic with a fan.

0124-oscar-dela-hoya-at-bar-instagramOscar has struggled with substance abuse for years -- and has been to rehab for alcohol and drug issues in the past. 

Story developing ... 

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Plies Busted, Baby Arrested for DUI

1/17/2017 11:10 AM PST
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Plies ran off on da plug twice, but couldn't outrun cops ... 'cause he just got busted for DUI.

The Florida rapper was arrested early Tuesday morning and booked into the Hillsborough County Jail for allegedly being messed up behind the wheel.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they slapped on the cuffs after Plies was pulled over on suspicion of driving under the influence.

He was released on a $500 bond the same day. Sounds like he wanted to get back to vibin' at the Ritz-Carlton.

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Vince Young Punished In Drunk Driving Case

1/12/2017 3:30 PM PST
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0112-vince-young-GETTY-01Vince Young will NOT do any jail time for his 2016 DWI arrest ... but he will be on probation for the next year and a half.

The ex-NFL star was finally sentenced for his Jan. 24 arrest in Austin -- when cops say he was drifting across traffic with a blood alcohol level THREE TIMES the legal limit.

Now, we've learned 33-year-old Young cut a plea deal with prosecutors in which he pleaded no contest and in exchange he got 18 months probation and 60 hours of community service.

Young was also ordered to install an interlock alcohol monitoring system in his car for 9 months. 

After the arrest, Young apologized to his fans and said he understood the "seriousness of the situation."

Warren Sapp Battery Accuser Got DUI On Night of Incident

1/6/2017 12:30 AM PST
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The 'Paul Blart' actress suing Warren Sapp for battery was arrested for DUI just hours after the alleged incident ... TMZ Sports has learned.

As we previously reported, Paula Trickey -- who was a recurring character on "The O.C." -- claimed Sapp drunkenly knocked her to the ground during a 2015 ESPN Super Bowl party in Arizona.

Trickey claimed Sapp was being kicked out of the party around 1 AM when he tried running through the crowd and slammed into her ... causing serious injuries.

We did some digging and found out just a few hours later at 3:40 AM, the Scottsdale PD popped Trickey for DUI claiming she reeked of alcohol, bombed the "walk the line test" and blew a .119.

For her part, Trickey denied she was wasted -- claiming she only had 1 glass of wine that evening at Jim McMahon's house .... yeah, THAT Jim McMahon. She later pled guilty to DUI.

Sapp adamantly denied knocking Trickey down and claimed he wasn't even at the party that night. We looked through hundreds of pics from the event and couldn't find 1 shot of Sapp.

Now, with this new info you gotta believe Sapp's team will try to argue that Trickey was drunk and might have confused him with another big, black, bald football player.

David Spade On Michael Floyd: 'I've Never Seen a Guy Profit More from a DUI'

1/4/2017 11:33 AM PST
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QUESTION: When is a horrible, embarrassing criminal moment a good thing?

ANSWER: When it lands you with the best team in the NFL ... according to David Spade who says Michael Floyd's extreme DUI arrest in AZ last month did WONDERS for his career. 

WATCH THIS VIDEO ... Spade makes a pretty amazing, hilarious and ACCURATE point about how the former Cardinals star may have DUI'd his way into a Lombardi Trophy. 

And if you need a recap on the Floyd story, click here

Victor Ortiz Charged With DUI Cops Say Boxer Was Hammered

1/3/2017 12:10 AM PST
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1229-victor-ortiz-tmz-2More bad news for "Dancing with the Stars" alum Victor Ortiz -- the boxer was charged with 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI stemming from his Sept. arrest ... and officials say the guy was super drunk.

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

Now, 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. 

Here's the real problem for Ortiz -- he's already on probation stemming from a 2015 battery case at a Kenny Chesney concert at the Rose Bowl.

If Ortiz's probation is revoked because of the DUI -- the judge could have him locked up. 

Stay tuned ... 

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Jay Glazer Michael Floyd Needs Help ... But The Patriots Made Smart Move

12/25/2016 12:25 AM PST
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Jay Glazer says there's no doubt that NFL star Michael Floyd needs help with his drinking ... but still thinks the New England Patriots made a smart decision picking up the troubled wide out.

We got Glazer out at Craig's in West Hollywood and asked his thoughts on the disturbing video of Floyd completely passed out in his car on the streets of Arizona.

Floyd wasn't just a little drunk ... his BAC was .21 which in Arizona is defined as a "Super Extreme" DUI and carries a stiffer penalty by law enforcement.

Glazer says Floyd -- who had another DUI while balling at Notre Dame -- needs some help -- but still thinks the Pats picking him up after the Cardinals cut him was nothing but good football.

Michael Floyd On DUI: 'Everyone Makes Mistakes'

12/22/2016 11:46 AM PST
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New England Patriots WR Michael Floyd has finally commented on his disturbing DUI arrest in Arizona last week ... saying simply, "Everyone makes mistakes."

Floyd spoke with reporters at his locker moments ago and said, "I think in life, everyone makes mistakes. I couldn’t be in a better position right now with this team."

He added, "I understand what happened last week was last week and I’m excited about my opportunity here, being a Patriot."

"Great group of guys, great group of coaches and an organization that treats people well."

As we previously reported, cops found Floyd passed out behind the wheel of his SUV while he was in traffic ... and say his BAC was more than TWICE the legal limit. 

The Arizona Cardinals cut him after the arrest -- and the Patriots swooped in and signed the guy. 

Michael Floyd Hit With 'Super Extreme DUI' ... After BAC Released

12/21/2016 9:56 AM PST
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1221-nichael-floyd-tmz-sportsMichael Floyd is now facing a mandatory 45 days in jail ... because his blood alcohol level has been revealed -- and it was VERY HIGH.

The Scottsdale PD says Floyd's BAC was .21 when he was arrested last week ... more than TWICE the legal limit of .08. 

Because the BAC was so high, prosecutors hit the NFL star with 2 new serious charges: 

-- Extreme DUI with a BAC of .15 to .19

-- Super Extreme DUI with a BAC over .2

Super Extreme DUI carries a mandatory 45 day jail sentence if convicted. The person must also install an interlock alcohol monitoring device in their car and may not drink alcohol for 90 days. 

At the time of his arrest, Floyd told cops he had only had one or two glasses of red wine before he got behind the wheel of his SUV.

When cops found Floyd, he was passed out behind the wheel

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