Ryan Lochte says he doesn't understand why Michael Phelps didn't just hire a driver to take him home early Tuesday morning ... telling TMZ Sports his decision to get behind the wheel after allegedly drinking was just plain dumb.
We reached out to Phelps' Team USA swimming teammate and asked if he was concerned for the Olympic legend ... to which Lochte replied, "I'm not concerned ... he just makes dumb decisions."
Lochte continued, "He has so much money to get a driver. I even have a driver. Just stinks for the sport of swimming."
"But he will become smarter from this. Luckily he did not hurt himself or someone else."
TMZ Sports broke the story ... Phelps was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... his second DUI arrest in the past 10 years.
Parents Knew Nothing of Arrest
No Idea Where She Is Now
9/30/2014 6:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The parents of Amanda Bynes are in the dark about their daughter's arrest and have no idea where she is or what she's been doing since her conservatorship ended.
Bynes' father Rick said he and his wife learned about Amanda's arrest from the media ... they weren't the ones who bailed her out. Rick repeatedly said, "We don't know," when asked about Amanda.
It's interesting … Rick said he thought his daughter might be in New York, but TMZ has learned she's staying in the Hollywood area right now.
As TMZ first reported, Amanda moved out of her parents' house once the conservatorship ended earlier this month … but many people close to Amanda feel it was a terrible mistake not to extend it.
We're told Amanda is smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
We're also told she was busted for DUI because she was under the influence of Adderall.
Driving Under the Influence of ADDERALL
9/30/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was under the influence of Adderall when she was arrested for DUI ... sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... but her problems go much deeper than a criminal case.
We've learned the Adderall was prescribed by a doctor and she had taken the drug before getting stopped in Van Nuys Sunday and failing multiple field sobriety tests. She was arrested for DUI.
Adderall is a stimulant and we're told Amanda was "out of it" when she was stopped.
Fact is ... it's no defense to DUI that the drug in question was prescribed -- it's still operating a vehicle while impaired. But Amanda now faces a probation violation -- she's on probation for reckless driving -- and the fact that the drug was prescribed may help her there.
The deeper problem is this ... As TMZ first reported, Amanda has moved out of her parents house and is now living in Orange County. We're told she's smoking a lot of weed and is off her anti-psychotic meds for Schizophrenia and bipolarity.
Amanda's conservatorship ended earlier this month and we're told her parents saw no need to extend it because they believe she's better now, but everyone else in her life feels it was a horrible mistake to let the conservatorship lapse and they fear for Amanda.
ARRESTED FOR Driving Under Influence of STIMULANT
Weed Problem Resurfaces
9/29/2014 12:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes was arrested in Los Angeles Sunday after cops determined she was driving under the influence ... and our law enforcement sources say she was on a STIMULANT ... but we're told she has also developed a serious weed problem ... again.
Here's what we know -- Bynes was driving a Mercedes in the San Fernando Valley when she stopped in the middle of an intersection on Van Nuys Blvd.
A CHP officer spotted her and determined she was under the influence. She was taken to the LAPD Van Nuys division where a drug recognition officer determined she was under the influence of a stimulant. Toxicology tests are being performed now to determine the exact drug or drugs.
According to the incident report ... Amanda had a "disheveled" appearance.
Amanda was then booked for DUI. She posted $15,000 bail.
Amanda has had trouble with mental problems for years now. Her parents had a conservatorship which ended earlier this month and as one source says, "Things started going haywire."
We're told Amanda has moved out of her parents home and is now living in an Orange County apartment. We're told she has been smoking weed for weeks and things are bad again.
The arrest triggers a legal problem. Amanda is on probation for a reckless driving conviction last February.
9/28/2014 7:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
JLo and Leah Remini are MADD ... because they got rear ended by a drunk driver .. TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us .. Leah, who was driving JLo's car with the singer and 2 kids, were riding along Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu when they stopped at a light. We're told a driver in a small pickup hit them from behind and then took off.
Either JLo or Leah called 911 ... describing the driver and the pickup. Deputies raced to the scene and found the driver a short distance away, determined he was driving under the influence and arrested him for DUI and hit and run.
No apparent injuries ... but whiplash pain is often delayed by a few days.
JLo posted this Saturday ... "Sitting at a light. Riding high right before some drunk fool rear ended us in my new whip!!! Thank god everyone ok."
POPPED FOR DUI
... After Wild Spinout
9/22/2014 4:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Former NFL star Roderick Coleman -- a former All-Pro defensive end for the Falcons -- was arrested for DUI in Georgia this weekend ... after allegedly losing control of his truck and nearly taking out a pack of motorcycle riders.
TMZ Sports has learned ... the 38-year-old -- who played in the league for 9 seasons -- was taken into custody in Douglas County (outside of Atlanta) around 5 AM Sunday morning.
Witnesses tell TMZ Sports ... Coleman was attempting to make a left turn -- and overshot -- hitting a curb and losing control of his truck. We're told he skidded off the road and onto a nearby grassy area before coming to a stop.
We're told the truck came thiiiis close to hitting a group of bikers who were in town for a motorcycle convention -- but fortunately he missed.
Cops responded to the scene -- and Coleman was eventually booked for misdemeanor DUI and failing to maintain lane control. He was released after posting $3,500 bond.
Attempts to reach Coleman were unsuccessful.
'Ink Master' Judge Chris Nunez
Arrested For DUI
9/21/2014 11:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Ink Master" judge Chris Nunez was arrested Saturday in Florida ... after he got busted for driving under the influence.
The Spike TV star got pulled over for allegedly running a stop sign ... and he was eventually hauled off to jail for DUI -- according to the Broward County Sheriff.
It's unclear what Nunez was allegedly on -- booze or drugs -- but we're told he was released hours later on bond.
We reached out to Chris for comment, so far ... no word back.
Pleads GUILTY to DWI
9/16/2014 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Cleveland Browns superstar Josh Gordon plead guilty to driving while impaired in North Carolina this morning ... and if he stays out of trouble for 12 months, he'll stay out of jail.
As we previously reported, the WR was pulled over on July 5 in Raleigh after cops say he was speeding -- and during the stop, officers noticed he was boozed up (blew a .09).
Gordon was sentenced to a 60-day suspended sentence -- with 12 months unsupervised probation ... which means if he does anything stupid during the next year, like break the law, he'll have to serve the 60 days.
But if he keeps his nose clean, he'll stay out the joint -- the operative word being "if."
UFC Star Nick Diaz
Popped for DUI
Allegedly Tries To Puke Out Evidence
9/12/2014 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
UFC superstar Nick Diaz was arrested for DUI in California last week -- and cops say to make matters worse, he attempted to "destroy evidence" by trying to make himself puke.
We've learned ... Diaz was pulled over around 2AM on Sept. 6th in Lodi, CA for a routine traffic violation -- and during the stop, cops say they noticed Diaz appeared to be wasted.
Diaz was taken to a nearby jail -- where cops say he went to the bathroom and attempted to make himself vomit in what seems like an effort to get the booze out of his system.
For the record, cops say Diaz was unable to pull his own trigger -- and never actually barfed.
He was eventually hit with 4 charges -- misdemeanor DUI, driving on a suspended license, obstructing a police investigation and destroying evidence.
Diaz -- who's supposed to fight Anderson Silva in January -- was eventually released on his own recognizance.
The UFC issued a statement saying they are aware of the situation and are gathering the facts.
Mug Shot Shockface!
70s Singer Popped for DUI
9/12/2014 7:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Grammy winner Lynn Anderson -- who had a string of hits in the 70s and 80s -- was arrested early Friday morning for DUI after a car accident in Nashville.
According to cops ... Anderson said she'd mixed alcohol and Rx meds before crashing her car.
The 66-year-old singer -- most famous for "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden" in 1971 -- has had a couple of previous DUI arrests ... and spent some time at the Betty Ford Center.
She was released on $5,000 bond.
To DWI in NY State
9/3/2014 6:30 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
David Cassidy copped a plea in his felony drunk driving case in NY, and got the charge reduced to misdemeanor DWI.
Cassidy was in court Wednesday to enter a guilty plea. Under the terms of the deal he has to complete 50 hours of community service and have an ignition interlock installed on his car. He's already completed an alcohol treatment program, but in November the judge will decide if he needs more ... according to the D.A.
Cassidy was arrested last year after he was stopped by cops in Schodack, NY, and tests showed his blood alcohol level was 0.10 ... way over the legal limit of .08.
"The Partridge Family" star pled no contest to a DUI charge in L.A. back in March -- and has a prior DUI conviction in Florida too.
Colts Owner Jim Irsay
In DUI Case
9/2/2014 8:48 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
11:51 A.M. PDT -- The NFL has dropped the hammer on Irsay, suspending him 6 games and fining him $500,000 -- the maximum dollar amount permitted for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
Commissioner Roger Goodell, in a letter to Irsay, said ... “I have stated on numerous occasions that owners, management personnel and coaches must be held to a higher standard than players. We discussed this during our meeting and you expressed your support for that view, volunteering that owners should be held to the highest standard.”
Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay just pled guilty to one misdemeanor count of operating a vehicle while intoxicated ... stemming from a March arrest.
55-year-old Irsay appeared in court Tuesday morning in Indianapolis -- where he was sentenced to 1 year probation and will be subjected to court-ordered drug tests.
As we previously reported, Irsay was popped just before midnight on March 16th after driving super slow and failing to signal ... and officials say he had multiple painkillers in his his system, including oxycodone and hydrocodone.
Officials also say Irsay had various prescription drugs in his car at the time of his arrest
At the time of his arrest, cops said the prescription pills found in Irsay's car did not match up with the prescription bottles.
Cops also say Irsay had roughly $29k in cash with him at the time.
Irsay had previously pled not guilty to TWO counts -- but ultimately changed his plea after striking a plea deal with prosecutors.
Arrested for DUI
Following Gnarly Car Crash
8/28/2014 10:05 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The good news: Nick Gordon walked away from a terrible car accident Thursday morning with no major injures. The bad news is ... he got arrested for DUI.
Law enforcement sources in Roswell, GA tell TMZ ... Gordon (who is married to Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina) lost control of his BMW, hit a curb, took out a fire hydrant and flipped his car upside down. We're told it finally came to a rest after sliding around 200 feet.
When cops arrived on scene, we're told they discovered Nick was driving on a suspended license and cops felt Gordon's behavior gave them probable cause to arrest him for DUI.
We're told police did not conduct a breathalyzer test, but they are seeking a warrant for a blood test.