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The Rock's Mom

Alleged Drunk Driver Needs a Smackdown

... But I Forgive Her

8/12/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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's mom is thanking the giant SUV her son bought her for saving her life in a head-on collision -- and amazingly holds no grudges against the woman who hit her.

Ata Maivia-Johnson tells TMZ ... "As much as I'd like to lay the Samoan smackdown on the drunk driver that crashed into us, I've already forgiven her."

Ata and Dwayne's cousin Lina Fanene were driving home last week when the other driver plowed into their Escalade. 

Ata added, "By the grace of God and my big heavy strong car, we are alive today to hug our loved ones once again."

The driver has been charged with a DUI in the incident.

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The Rock

Woman Who Crashed into Mom's Car Charged with DUI

8/11/2014 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The woman who fled cops and slammed into the car with The Rock's mom inside has been charged with DUI.

The head-on crash in Clermont, Florida left The Rock's mom, Ata Maivia-Johnson and her passenger, Lina Fanene,  hospitalized.  

Cops say the the woman blew through 2 red lights before crashing into the car.

Police are asking prosecutors to get an arrest warrant for the alleged drunk driver, who is also hospitalized with injuries.
 
The Rock had given his mom the white Escalade for XMAS in 2012.

Phoenix Sun P.J. Tucker

Gets Three Days in Jail

For Extreme DUI

8/5/2014 7:18 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker will do three days in jail and 11 days of home detention after pleading guilty to "super extreme" DUI.

Tucker was arrested on May 10 in Scottsdale, AZ and police say he had a blood alcohol level of .22 -- more than THREE times the legal limit -- which explains the slurred speech, bloodshot eyes, and nearly falling over during his sobriety test ... as the arresting officer reported.

Tucker will also have an interlock device on his car for 18 months, undergo substance abuse counseling, and pay $2,750 in fines.

He was also placed on probation for up to five years.

Miguel

Tells Fans He's Ridin' His Harley

Which VIOLATES DUI Probation

7/31/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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says he took a sun-drenched ride along the So Cal coast 2 weeks ago on his Harley ... which sounds awesome, except for the fact that his probation prohibits it.

Miguel posted a pic of him on the hog with the caption, "Rode down the coast to PV today ... #holdtight #artgang #harleydavidson."

The singer is on probation for a DUI conviction in February.  He was to drive ONLY with an interlock device -- where you blow into a tube which then allows the vehicle to start, but only if you're alcohol-free.

We're told there's no interlock on his Harley.

An official in the L.A. City Attorney's office tells TMZ ... the post alone is not sufficient to trigger a probation violation, because it doesn't catch him in the act of driving. The official warns ... they're on the lookout.

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Ex-'Bad Girls Club' Chick

Popped for DWI & Drugs

7/28/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bad Girls Club Flo ArrestedFlorina "Flo" Kaja is still a 'Bad Girl' to cops in NY, where she got busted for DWI and drug possession -- but not before she tried to dupe 'em with the oldest move in the book ... TMZ has learned

Kaja -- from Season 4 of "The Bad Girls Club" -- was stopped by cops in Yonkers, NY on Monday night for making an illegal U-turn. According to police, she appeared to be under the influence ... acting erratic and fidgety.

Cops say they found a bag of weed and another substance they believe to be cocaine. Officers say Flo also gave them a fake name, which -- as every delinquent teen knows -- NEVER works.

Flo's been charged with possession of a controlled substance and DWI -- and cops say she also had an outstanding warrant for harassment.

Yeah, she bad.

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'Bio-Dome' Star

Arrested For DWI

Name Drops Bloomberg During Bust

7/26/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0726-dara-tomanovich-SUB-metro-goldwyn-mayer-01"Bio-Dome" star Dara Tomanovich was arrested for DWI in New York ... and she may have tried to get out of it by name dropping ex NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

Dara -- who played one of the hot female scientists alongside Kylie Minogue -- reportedly crashed her Porsche in Manhattan earlier this month ... and when cops showed up, she was stumbling around while reeking of booze.

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Page Six reports Tomanovich said she was friends with Bloomberg and could get the officers fired or transferred.

The actress then allegedly failed two breathalyzer tests -- she blew .159 and .112 -- and was subsequently taken into custody. She was charged with DWI and released without bail.

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'Real Housewives' Daughter

Busted for DUI

7/22/2014 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Bella Hadid -- the 17-year-old daughter of Yolanda Foster -- who appears on "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" -- was arrested early Tuesday morning for DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Bella -- whose stepdad is legendary music producer David Foster and whose dad is Mohamed Hadid -- was driving on PCH at around 4 AM when she allegedly blew through a stop sign and almost collided with an L.A. County Sheriff's Dept. patrol car.

Law enforcement sources tell us ... Bella was pulled over and the deputy detected a strong odor of alcohol.

Bella blew a .14 -- which approaches double the legal limit -- but because she's a minor it's even worse. She can't drive with ANY alcohol in her system.

It gets worse. Bella was driving on a suspended license.

She was arrested and ultimately released into the care of her famous stepdad.

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Chappelle's Show Star

BUSTED

For Wrong Way Drunk Driving

7/11/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Donnell Rawlings ArrestedComedian Donnell Rawlings was popped for drunk driving early Friday morning after cops caught him driving the wrong way down an NYC  street.

Rawlings -- who has appeared on Comedy Central's "Chappelle's Show" and "The Wire" -- was in midtown just before 4 AM. when he was snagged.

He was taken into custody, booked and released.  

Rawlings reportedly blew more than twice the legal limit.

If you're trying to remember who did a similar thing ... it was Nicole Richie, who was driving the wrong way on an L.A. freeway exit ramp.  She was busted for driving under the influence of pot and Vicodin. Nicole -- who was 25 -- has since turned her life around in dramatic fashion.

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Disney Star Billy Unger

Arrested for DUI

6/30/2014 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Another Disney Star ... another substance abuse arrest .... "Lab Rats" star Billy Unger has been arrested for DUI.

The 18-year-old was driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu Saturday just after midnight when Sheriff's deputies pulled him over for speeding. 

Deputies suspected Unger was under the influence.  He blew a .08 -- barely the legal limit, but there's a special California law for drivers under the age of 21.  If they have ANY alcohol in their system it's considered driving under the influence.

Unger was arrested, taken to jail and released.

Unger is now on a fairly long list of Disney stars with drug and alcohol problems.  Others include Zac Efron, Mitchel Musso, Jake T. Austin, Orlando Brown, Kirsten Storms, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Shia LaBeouf, and of course ... Lindsay Lohan.

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7:45 PM PT -- Billy issued a statement to TMZ thanking his fans for their support.

Shannon Leto

Jared's Brother

Busted for DUI

6/17/2014 9:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Shannon Leto DUIShannon Leto -- brother of Oscar-winning actor Jared and drummer for 30 Seconds to Mars -- was arrested Monday night for DUI ... TMZ has learned.

Leto was popped in Hollywood around 7:00 PM after cops spotted his car stalled on Fairfax Blvd. in Hollywood. According to law enforcement sources, cops thought Leto showed signs of impairment ... and arrested him.

We're also told Leto had an outstanding traffic warrant for driving without a license.

Leto is still in custody and being held on bail -- $5,000 for the DUI ... and $2,500 for unlicensed driving.

Richard Dreyfuss' Wife

Arrested for DUI

And Hit & Run

6/15/2014 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Richard Dreyfuss' wife is allegedly following in his footsteps -- and not the Oscar winning ones -- TMZ has learned she got busted for drunk driving and hit-and-run. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Svetlana Dreyfuss was arrested June 2 in Encinitas, CA after allegedly smashing her car into a wood fence, severing a high pressure water line, and then driving away from the scene. San Diego Co. Sheriff deputies caught up with her 2 miles away.

Svetlana tells us she believes she passed field sobriety tests -- however we're told she was booked for DUI as well as hit-and-run after the accident ... and the case has already been sent to the D.A.'s office.

Svetlana insists she only had one glass of wine before getting behind the wheel.

Richard has been sober since 1982 and often speaks to recovery groups. He's said he made the decision to get sober after blacking out while driving and wrapping his car around a tree.

Justin Bieber

Finally Cops Plea in DUI ...

Hang-Up Over Drug PSA

6/13/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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will plea bargain his Miami DUI case ... and we know the sticking point was an anti-drug public service announcement the judge wanted Bieber to make.

Bieber has been charged with DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a valid license.  You'll recall cops claimed they caught him drag racing drunk in Miami Beach last January, but it turns out he was neither drag racing nor drunk.  He did test positive for marijuana.

Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Bieber will plead guilty to reckless driving and the other charges will be dismissed.  He'll pay a fine and attend anger management classes.  He will NOT be placed on probation.  We're told the deal will be entered in court the week after next.

There are 2 reasons the settlement took so long.  First ... the judge wanted Biebs to produce, star in and pay for an anti-drug PSA.  We're told both Bieber's lawyer and the prosecutor resisted because they felt it was inappropriate.  We're told the judge eventually backed down. 

The second reason for the delay ... prosecutors wanted Bieber to attend a drug/alcohol ed course, but Bieber's team did not feel their client had a substance abuse problem and taking courses is admission he has issues.  In the end, prosecutors settled on an anger management course.

The biggest deal for Bieber ... he will not be placed on probation, meaning he will not risk falling into the Lindsay Lohan abyss every time he violates a law.

We're told Khalil -- who was also busted during the traffic stop for DUI -- will cop the same plea, except he won't have to attend classes.

Once Bieber and Khalil complete the requirements of the settlement, the reckless driving conviction will be wiped from their record.

Mase's Church

His Wife is a Drunk

... And a Hypocrite

5/22/2014 12:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Rapper/pastor Mase believes his wife is such an embarrassment to their church, he's banished her from the pulpit ... and it all has to do with hitting the bottle.

Mase is now blocking Twyla Betha from spreading the gospel on their pulpit ... all because she was busted for DUI and pled guilty last month.  She blew a .14 ... nearly twice the legal limit.

Mase apparently thinks drunk driving is blasphemy ... so he told Twyla to get flocked.  And, we're told the church elders and parishioners think Twyla is a hypocrite because she preached that drunkenness is a sin ... which she committed, so they're down with the ban.

Mase filed for divorce in January ... we're told the drunk driving incident was the last straw for him.

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