Chris Kattan was high on drugs when he crashed his Mercedes into a truck on the 101 Freeway earlier this month ... according to the LA. City Attorney, who just nailed the comedian with a DUI charge.
A rep for the City Attorney's office tells TMZ, prosecutors filed one count of Driving under the Influence of Drugs, which carries a maximum penalty of 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine for a first offense.
As we reported, Chris' car was seen weaving on the freeway early on Feb. 10 ... before careening into a coned area and slamming into a parked Dept. of Transportation truck, destroying his car in the process.
According to sources, Kattan -- who was not injured -- appeared out of it and told cops he had taken Rx pills before the crash. He was arrested on the scene.
Kattan will be in court for arraignment March 3.
Drug Use Out of Control in ATL
2/27/2014 9:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber is going harder than ever on sizzurp and weed since living in Atlanta ... multiple friends involved in his life tell TMZ.
TMZ broke the story ... Justin has had an alarming problem with sizzurp for well over a year, and he's been a big fan of weed for a long time. But since moving to Atlanta, we're told he's "constantly high" ... rarely leaving the house. As one source said, "Drinking more lean, smoking more weed than ever."
When Justin lived in L.A. he had a schedule set up by people connected to his business. Since moving to Atlanta, he has no schedule and no rules.
Some of the people in Bieber's life that have confronted him about his drug use have been pushed away since Bieber made his move. And we're told -- one by one -- Bieber is removing people he says have "ratted" him out over his drug use.
Justin does spend a fair amount of time in the studio in Atlanta ... working on hip hop ... but we're told rarely is he sober during those sessions. And the thing is ... that's part of the rap game.
I'm A Bad Ass Behind Bars
2/26/2014 2:05 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber had his ass up in the air during his short stint in jail ... impressively doing 23 1/2 pushups in 28 seconds.
The jailhouse video -- obtained by TMZ -- shows Justin in his cell after being busted last month in Miami Beach for DUI and resisting arrest.
It's unclear what possessed him to show off his physical prowess, but he seemed excited about upping his cred.
Law enforcement tells TMZ ... there's one part of the 9 hours of video which shows Justin clearly under the influence. Frankly, we've looked at the video and Justin doesn't seem obviously under the influence ... at all.
Stumbles in DUI Jail Video
Cops Think It's Smoking Gun
2/26/2014 11:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Here it is ... the footage of Justin Bieber in jail last month following his DUI arrest ... the same footage Bieber tried to keep out of the public eye ... but it may actually HELP him.
The video shows Bieber taking a sobriety test while inside the jail facility -- trying to walk a straight line.
As we reported, Justin's lawyers tried to block the release of the footage -- after video surfaced of him getting patted down in jail -- but the judge told them to pound sand.
GOING TO TRIAL
In DUI Case
2/25/2014 12:45 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber and Miami Beach prosecutors will NOT strike a plea deal in his DUI case ... and sources connected with the case say a trial is now almost certain.
TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors are offering a no contest plea to reckless driving, with strings attached ... notably Justin must submit to random drug testing for 6 to 9 months. Sources connected with Bieber say they will NOT accept any plea that has probationary terms ... especially drug testing.
Now law enforcement sources tell us ... they will not deal if Justin does not agree to random drug testing ... period. As a result, both sides are at an impasse.
With a plea deal all but off the table, a trial is likely. Law enforcement sources acknowledge there are problems with the arresting officers ... the fact that he may have lied when he said he smelled alcohol on Justin's breath (he blew a .014). And another cop claimed Justin was drag racing (at 27 MPH).
Nonetheless ... we're told prosecutors are not afraid of trying the case. And Justin's famed lawyer, Roy Black, is ready for a courtroom battle.
At stake -- Justin could be tried for 3 offenses ... DUI, resisting arrest, and driving on an expired license. Worst case scenario -- 2 1/2 years in jail.
in DUI Case
2/24/2014 10:13 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Amanda Bynes has just scored a victory of sorts in her DUI case, pleading no contest to a lesser offense ... TMZ has learned.
Amanda was arrested in April 2012 in West Hollywood and charged with DUI.
Amanda's lawyer Rich Hutton was in court this morning and accepted a plea of "wet reckless" -- a drinking-related offense that does not have the serious consequences of DUI.
Under the terms of the deal, Amanda will be placed on 3 years probation, must attend a 3-month alcohol ed course, and pay various fines.
It appears her license was suspended because she refused to submit to an alcohol test at the time of her arrest.
Her lawyer tells us she's doing well now.
Pound Sand Prosecutor
I Reject Your Plea Deal
2/23/2014 11:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber will REJECT the plea deal prosecutors in his Miami Beach DUI case have offered ... and a big reason is because he doesn't want random drug testing.
TMZ broke the story ... prosecutors offered Bieber a deal they often give to first-time DUI offenders ... it includes community service, an alcohol ed course and random drug testing.
Sources connected to Bieber tell TMZ ... there are several reasons they aren't buying what prosecutors are selling. First, there are huge problems with the case -- they believe the cop lied when he said Bieber reeked of booze (he only blew a .014), and he was also lying about observing Bieber drag race -- the GPS device registered a very reasonable 27 MPH.
But the bigger issue is this -- our sources say Bieber will NOT accept any plea that has probation ... where the judge can throw the book at him if he screws up.
In particular there's NO WAY Bieber will agree to random drug testing. Fact is ... he has a problem with weed and sizzurp. If you don't understand his worry, just remember Lindsay Lohan, who became a habitual probation offender for more than 7 years.
Also, we're told Justin will not accept an alcohol ed course as part of a plea deal, because he'd become a spectacle.
We're told Bieber is open to a plea ... but not this one.
I AM A ROLE MODEL
Don't Drink and Drive, Kids!
2/22/2014 7:44 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Sporting his finest Sigma Chi fraternity t-shirt, Richie Incognito hit the Hollywood bar scene again ... and this time, acknowledged that he's a role model.
TMZ Sports shot footage of the Miami Dolphins player rolling into Warwick on the Sunset Strip -- after arriving in his Uber chauffeuered car.
On his way out, Richie got back into his hired ride and had some words of advice for his fellow partiers -- DON'T DRINK AND DRIVE.
Even Jonathan Martin can't argue with that.
DUI Plea Deal Offered
No Sizzurp, No Weed
2/22/2014 1:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has become the next contestant in a high-stakes game of Let's Make a Deal ... and door #1 is JAIL. Door #2 is way better, but he has to be sober.
Law enforcement sources tell us ... the Florida State Attorney has offered Justin a plea deal in his DUI/resisting arrest case ... and we know the terms.
Prosecutors will DROP the DUI and resisting arrest charges, but in return Bieber must:
-- Plead no contest to reckless driving
-- Complete 40 hours of community service
-- Attend an alcohol ed course
-- Attend a "victim impact panel" (where relatives of DUI victims share their stories)
-- Install an ignition interlock device for 3 months
Now here's the rub. Prosecutors also want Bieber to submit to random drug testing, and not just in Florida. He'll have to submit his travel plans to the court and authorities will set up random testing wherever he happens to be ... at his expense. And testing will last between 6 and 9 months.
Assuming he complies with all the terms and PASSES the drug tests, the reduced plea will formally be entered.
The question -- Will Bieber accept the deal or risk trial, where worst case scenario he could end up in the pokey.
Back In the Saddle
After DUI Arrest
2/22/2014 12:35 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Kattan was back in action Friday night with a brand new ride after totaling his old whip and getting busted for DUI.
Chris was leaving Craig's in West Hollywood in a very nice Mercedes ... and clearly did not want to talk about the wild ride in the old Mercedes that ended up in the junk heap.
TMZ broke the story ... Chris was arrested last week after crashing into a parked vehicle inside a coned area on the 101 Freeway. Cops say he admitted to being under the influence of drugs, not alcohol. He appeared totally out of it when he flunked his field sobriety test.
Earlier in the day ... Chris was so whacked out on a flight from Canada to L.A. ... paramedics were there when the plane pulled up to the gate and they treated the former "Saturday Night Live" star.
Pleads No Contest to DUI
'I'm Really Sorry'
2/21/2014 2:19 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Miguel just pled no contest to DUI ... and unlike most celebs -- he's freely admitting he screwed up.
The singer was pulled over last August for tinted windows, and cops suspected he was under the influence. Miguel was arrested and had a blood alcohol level of .11.
The singer, who's had huge hits like "Adorn" and "Beautiful" with Mariah Carey, tells TMZ, "Driving with alcohol in my system was reckless. I'm really sorry and I'm taking responsibility for this mistake."
Judge Lynne Hobbs placed Miguel on 3 years informal probation, fined him $360, and ordered him to complete an alcohol ed class.
Fred Davis DUI Arrest
ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL
... Cops Say
2/21/2014 8:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
Washington Redskins tight end Fred Davis was passed out behind the wheel of his Rolls Royce before he was arrested for DUI ... according to cops ... and TMZ Sports has a pic of the bust.
According to the police report, obtained by TMZ Sports, officers in Fairfax County, Virginia responded to a tip about a black male passed out in his car at a traffic light at 3:45 PM on Thursday.
When cops arrived to the scene, they approached the vehicle -- and when Davis rolled down his window, the smell of booze hit the officer like a ton of bricks. .
Cops say Davis admitted he'd been drinking at a friend's house.
Cops say Davis proceeded to perform terribly during field sobriety tests -- and he eventually blew a .17 on a breathalyzer.
Davis was eventually arrested for DUI -- cops towed his car from the scene.
Earlier in the week, Davis was suspended by the NFL for violating the league's substance abuse policy -- though Fred insists he simply took a substance that was not FDA approved.
Redskins Tight End Fred Davis
COTTON-MOUTHED MUG SHOT
After DUI Bust
2/21/2014 6:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
TMZ Sports has obtained Fred Davis' mug shot ... taken moments after the troubled Washington Redskins tight end was arrested for DUI in Virginia on Thursday.
Davis was arrested at 3:45 PM -- and hauled to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for an angry mug shot, in which he looks like he's dying for some water.
It's been a bad week for the 28-year-old -- on Wednesday, the NFL suspended him indefinitely for violating the league's substance abuse policy. Davis insists he was merely taking a substance that was not FDA approved.
Story developing ...