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Heisman Winner Troy Smith Sentenced in Drunk Driving Case ... Avoids Jail

9/21/2016 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0921_troy-smith_gettyEx-NFL QB Troy Smith has struck a plea deal in his drunk driving case, but won't serve any time behind bars ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

The former Ohio State star was busted for OVI (operating vehicle while impaired) and weed possession on April 3rd after cops pulled him over and realized he was hammered

According to court records, Smith pled guilty to willful or wanton disregard and, in exchange, the other charges were dismissed. 

He was sentenced to 180 days in jail, with 177 days suspended. We spoke to Smith's lawyer, who said he is going to complete a 3 day driver intervention program instead of going to jail. 

The judge also sentenced him to a year of probation and suspended his license for 6 months. He's not allowed to drink any alcohol while on probation.

Iman Shumpert Hit With DUI & Weed Possession Charges

9/16/2016 5:01 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0916_Iman-Shumpert_gettyCleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert has been hit with charges stemming from his arrest last month in Georgia ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 26-year-old guard was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th for a lane change violation. 

Police say they did a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Cops also found a mason jar of marijuana in the car. 

According to court records, obtained by TMZ Sports, Shumpert was charged with DUI (drugs), marijuana possession (less than an ounce) and failure to maintain lane -- all misdemeanors. He was also hit with a few traffic citations. 

The marijuana charge alone carries up to a year in jail.

L.A. Rams' T.J. McDonald Charged with DUI

9/16/2016 1:52 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0912-tj-mcdonald-GETTY-01L.A. Rams safety T.J. McDonald just took a hit ... the L.A. City Attorney's Office is charging him with non-alcohol related DUI ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 25-year-old was arrested on May 10th after crashing into a parked car. Law enforcement sources tell us they believe medication was involved.

The City Attorney charged McDonald with one count of driving under the influence of drugs. Still no word on what the drug or drugs.

He's facing up to 6 months jail time if convicted -- but it's extremely rare for a first-time DUI offender, like McDonald, to get locked up.

Neither the NFL nor the Rams have disciplined him yet.

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Abby Wambach Bombshells Divorcing Wife ... Reveals Rx Abuse

9/12/2016 10:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0912-abby-wambach-divorce-sarah-huffman-TMZ-TWITTER-01Abby Wambach says she's divorcing her wife Sarah Huffman -- the woman she famously kissed after winning the 2015 World Cup. 

Wambach and Huffman were married in 2013. Huffman is a former soccer player who played on a pro team with Wambach. 

0912-abby-wambach-wife-kiss-2015-GETTY-01Wambach says their marriage had been on the rocks since at least April ... when Abby was arrested for drunk driving

In related news, Wambach is also opening up about her struggles with alcohol and prescription pill abuse -- saying she's been abusing Vicodin, Adderall and Ambien for years. 

"I was stubborn and I was in denial," Wambach told the AP.

"That night getting arrested was one of the best things that has ever happened to me. Because if I don't get so publicly shamed and publicly humiliated, I don't think I wake up."

Wambach was arrested for DUI in Portland, Oregon on April 3rd. She later pled guilty in the case and has been sober ever since. 

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Iman Shumpert Arrested for DUI Marijuana ... Possession of Weed

9/9/2016 7:38 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Cleveland Cavs star Iman Shumpert was arrested for driving under the influence of marijuana back in August ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

According to the police report, Shumpert was pulled over outside of Atlanta on August 10th around 11:37 PM for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren't on in his rented Audi A3. 

During the stop, the officer says Shumpert reeked of weed -- and his eyes were bloodshot. 

Shumpert told the cop he had just come from his "homegirl's house" and was going to pick up his father from the airport. 

The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high. Shumpert also admitted he had smoked weed before leaving his friend's house. 

Cops searched the car and found a mason jar with marijuana. 

Cops wanted to perform a blood test on Shumpert but he refused -- claiming, "people would recognize him and it would cause a scene."

Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of weed (less than an ounce). He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane. 

The Cavs issued a statement saying they have discussed the situation with Iman and "will monitor the progression of the pending case."

"A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process."

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Lawrence Taylor Pleads Not Guilty to DUI ... In Cop Car Crash

9/8/2016 1:07 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907-lawrence-taylor-gettyLawrence Taylor isn't going down without a fight -- pleading NOT GUILTY to DUI in an incident where he allegedly sideswiped a cop car ... despite the fact cops say he essentially confessed at the scene. 

As we previously reported, LT was arrested in Palm Beach, Florida on Friday evening after a lane change gone bad -- allegedly hitting a motor home and a cop car in the process. 

During Taylor's arrest, cops say they asked how much he had to drink and he replied, "Apparently too much."

Cops also say LT reeked of booze and blew a .084 on a breathalyzer taken 5 hours after the crash. 

But despite all of that ... LT's attorney went to court Wednesday and entered a not guilty plea on the NFL legend's behalf to 2 charges -- DUI and not carrying a driver's license. 

No word on when Taylor's due back in court. 

Drake Bell Got His Clark Kent On for Jail Time

9/7/2016 4:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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When Drake Bell checked into jail to do his time for DUI, he must have been thinking -- those inmates wouldn't hit a guy with glasses, would they?

We got the former "Drake & Josh" star's mug shot ... taken when he checked into L.A. County lockup last Friday night as part of his DUI plea deal. His clean cut look screams life behind bars just ain't his thing.

Thankfully for Drake, as we reported ... he was in the can for less than 2 days due to good behavior and jail overcrowding.

Check out his original mug shot from the DUI arrest. He's come a long way, baby.

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Lawrence Taylor Reeked of Cigars & Booze ... During DUI Arrest

9/7/2016 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907_lawrence-taylor_gettyLawrence Taylor wasn't sure what county he was in when he allegedly crashed into a police car while drunk ... this according to cops on the scene. 

In the arrest report, obtained by TMZ Sports, Palm Beach County cops say they responded to a crash around 5:22 PM on Friday ... where another officer said he had been hit by a silver sedan driven by LT.

Taylor was waiting on the scene ... and cops say he had all the signs of a drunk person -- stunk of cigars and booze, had bloodshot eyes and was unsteady of his feet.

When police asked him where he was, he responded "Broward" ... which is a different county about an hour south of the crash scene. Cops also said they asked him how much he had to drink and he said "apparently too much."

He was placed under arrest after failing field sobriety tests. 

According to the report, LT told police he had just suffered an injury and felt like he was going to throw up, so cops called an ambulance and briefly took him to the hospital before booking him into the jail. 

Cops say they took two breath samples five hours after the crash, which registered at .082 and .084.

He's due in court at the end of the month.

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Lawrence Taylor Hall of Fame Timing In DUI Arrest

9/7/2016 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0906-lawrence-taylor-GETTY-02You could say Lawrence Taylor's the luckiest guy to ever get busted for DUI -- or at the very least he timed it out perfectly.

We found out the NFL Hall of Famer's arrest Friday in Florida came exactly ONE day after his 6 year probation in his sexual misconduct conviction ended.

A rep for the Rockland County DA's office tells us ... LT filed an application to end his probation early a few months ago. The DA's office was against it, but a judge granted the request and ordered his probation terminated on September 1.

24 hours earlier and the DUI arrest could have triggered a probation violation and jail time for Taylor. 

It's possible LT was excessively celebrating the judge's decision when he got into the alleged drunken crash.

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Lawrence Taylor Arrested For DUI Allegedly Hits Police Car

9/2/2016 8:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0907-lawrence-taylor-tmzLawrence Taylor was arrested in Florida Friday afternoon ... after cops say he drunkenly crashed into a police cruiser and a mobile home.

The 57 year old NFL legend was driving his Bentley in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida when he lost control and hit the two cars ... this according to the WPTV.

Taylor was taken into custody and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail on suspicion of DUI.

Story developing ... 

TX Rangers Pitcher Pees Himself During DWI Arrest ... Cops Say

8/26/2016 9:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Breaking News

0826-jeremy-jeffress-mugshotTexas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress urinated on himself during his DWI arrest early Friday morning ... this according to the Dallas PD. 

According to the police report, obtained by Dallas News, Jeffress told the officer who pulled him over that he had "three or four cups of Hennessy cognac mixed with Coca-Cola" earlier in the evening. 

Cops say Jeffress bombed the field sobriety test -- couldn't balance himself or stand on one leg. 

A female passenger in the car told cops Jeffress had just left SISU nightclub before being pulled over. 

Jeffress was arrested for DWI -- he was transported to a nearby station where he was booked. 

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Texas Rangers' Jeremy Jeffress Arrested For DWI (Update)

8/26/2016 6:28 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0826-jeremy-jeffress-getty-02update_graphic_red_bar8:59 AM PT -- Law enforcement now confirms Jeffress was arrested for DWI.

We're told Jeffress was pulled over by Dallas PD at 2:24 AM for a routine traffic violation ... and during the stop, the officer says Jeffress appeared drunk. 

"After detecting signs of intoxication, the individual was arrested for DWI and transported to Lew Sterrett Jail."update-grey-gray-barTexas Rangers pitcher Jeremy Jeffress was arrested in Dallas early Friday morning -- and according to local reports, he was popped for DWI. 

According to police records, 28-year-old Jeffress was taken into custody at 5:13 AM and booked at a nearby police station. 

So far, we've been unable to independently confirm the charge -- but WFAAs' Rebecca Lopez is citing police sources who say it's Driving While Intoxicated.  

Jeffress is a key member of the Rangers' bullpen -- he last pitched on Tuesday. 

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WWE Legend Tammy Sytch Ducks Jail In Triple DUI Case

8/18/2016 12:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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WWE Hall of Famer Tammy Sytch -- aka Sunny -- just caught a HUUUUGGGE break in her triple DUI case ... avoiding serious jail time thanks to her 97 days in rehab. 

Sytch appeared in court in Pennsylvania on Thursday to be sentenced for the three DUI convictions she racked up in 2015. 

Each DUI carried a maximum of 90 days in jail -- but Sytch pulled off a miracle in court. 

The judge sentenced her to a grand total of 90 days in jail for all 3 DUIs -- but gave her jail credit for the 97 days she spent in a rehab center earlier this year ... so says her attorney Matthew Schnell. 

In addition, she got 5 years parole with bi-weekly alcohol testing, 125 hours of community service and will have to pay roughly $2,100 in fines. 

We're told the judge also made it clear ... Tammy's in a zero-tolerance situation -- one slip-up and it's the pokey for her. 

Tammy tells us ... she's 152 days sober, feels great and dedicated to staying on track. 

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