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Disney Star Michael Galeota Serious Alcohol Issues Leading Up to Death

1/12/2016 10:48 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0112-michael-galeota-facebook-01Disney star Michael Galeota, who died Sunday at 31, had a rough road to the end.

Galeota struggled with alcohol issues, racking up 3 DUIs from 2006 - 2015. The last DUI -- in September -- was an ongoing case. He served jail time on a few occasions for violating his probation in alcohol-related incidents.

The actor, who starred in "The Jersey" on the Disney Channel, had a history of hypertension and high cholesterol. He also battled diverticulitis, inflammation of the digestive track.

As we reported, he was hospitalized last week for abdominal pain and left against doctor's advice.

Shannon Twins Karissa Will Drive Kristina Charged with DUI

1/9/2016 12:10 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0108-kristina-shannon-INSTAGRAM-01Former Playboy Playmate Kristina Shannon just got a new role ... DUI defendant.

Kristina and former fellow Playboy Playmate/twin sister Karissa were injured when Kristina smashed their Benz SUV. They were en route to get their nipples pierced. 

It's Kristina's first DUI, so she'll probably get off with probation.  

Both girls like to party together, and drinking is part of the drill.



Michael Weatherly Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

1/2/2016 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1230_Michael-Weatherly_tmz"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly will go into the New Year with a clean legal slate ... because his DUI case is over.

Weatherly pled no contest Tuesday to driving with a blood alcohol level over .08 ... and the remaining counts were dismissed.

His sentence ... 3 years probation and a three-month alcohol program (and a MADD program).

He has until June to complete everything.

Weatherly was arrested in November after he was stopped for speeding in Hollywood.

Brandon Davis Charged With DUI In Gnarly Car Wreck

12/27/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Brandon Davis has been charged with drunk driving in the single car wreck back in October that landed him in the hospital and totaled his Mercedes. 

Our law enforcement sources say Davis' blood alcohol level was almost twice the legal limit.  He was arrested at the hospital while doctors tended to his injuries.

1016-brandon-davis-car-crash-gallery-sub-launch-template-6Davis, heir to the Marvin Davis oil and entertainment fortune, would ordinarily be placed on probation, but his prior record could change that. He pled guilty in 2011 to coke possession.  In the DUI case, worse case scenario for him is 6 months in jail.

Davis crashed after dinner at Matsuhisa in West Hollywood with pal Mike Comrie. Photos later surfaced of Davis downing wine before the crash.


Drake Bell Arrested For DUI

12/22/2015 12:56 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Drake Bell found himself behind bars Monday after cops busted him for driving under the influence. 

Law enforcement tells TMZ the actor was driving in Glendale, CA when an officer saw him swerving and speeding after abruptly stopping at a red light. We're told Bell was driving 55 in a 35 and when cops pulled him over, they noticed a smell of alcohol coming from the car. 

Cops say Bell failed an on-site sobriety test and was locked up for nearly ten hours before bailing out for $20k.

NFL's Justin Blackmon Video of DUI Arrest ... Bombs Balance Test

12/22/2015 10:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ Sports has obtained footage from Justin Blackmon's DUI arrest -- showing the former NFL star stumbling all over himself while trying to do the "walk the line" test. 

The 5th overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft was arrested in Oklahoma at 2:46 AM on Saturday morning -- he claimed he only had 2 drinks before getting behind the wheel of his Jeep ... but cops weren't buying it. 

You can see in the video ... Blackmon looks absolutely hammered -- and can barely stand straight as cops administer field sobriety tests. 

The 25-year-old was eventually arrested for DUI ... for the 2nd time since 2012. 

UPDATE -- During the arrest, Blackmon tells cops he has a prior DUI arrest from 2008.  If true, that would be Justin's 3rd DUI arrest in less than 10 years. 

We're looking into it. 

Justin Blackmon DUI Arrest Wasted, Slurring, Angry ... Cops Say

12/21/2015 11:17 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1221-justin-blackmon-GETTY-01Justin Blackmon admitted to having "2 drinks" at a local bar before getting behind the wheel of a 2015 Jeep Wrangler ... but appeared WASTED ... this according to the police report obtained by TMZ Sports. 

The ex-NFL star was initially pulled over in Ardmore, OK on Saturday morning when cops spotted a defective brake light on his ride at 2:46 AM ... but when they approached the car, Blackmon reeked of booze. 

According to the report, Blackmon had bloodshot watery eyes and he was slurring his speech -- and admitted to drinking at Chevy's Bar earlier that night. 

Our sources tell us Blackmon goes to Chevy's a lot -- and is popular with the staff. One person tells us, "He's one of favorite people."

Cops say Blackmon bombed several field sobriety tests -- unable to walk in a straight line or balance himself. 

Blackmon was eventually taken into custody on suspicion of DUI -- and cops say he became angry during the booking process ... refusing to give police his phone number. 

According to the police report, Blackmon is listed at 6'2", 215 lbs.

Blackmon was released several hours later. He's due back in court Monday. 

NFL's Justin Blackmon Busted for DUI ... Again

12/21/2015 9:21 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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Ex-NFL star Justin Blackmon was arrested for DUI in Oklahoma this weekend -- his 2nd DUI in three years.

The 25-year-old wide receiver -- a 1st round pick in the 2012 NFL Draft -- was arrested at 4:45 AM on Saturday morning in Carter County, OK. 

He was taken to a nearby station where he was booked and posed for a mug shot. 

The Jacksonville Jaguars player was suspended indefinitely from the NFL since last year ... when he was arrested in Oklahoma for marijuana possession.

Story developing ... 

Sam Shepard Off the Hook In Tequila DUI Case

12/18/2015 8:04 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
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1218-sam-shepard-tmz-01Sam Shepard tried to tell police he only had a little tequila before they busted him for DUI back in May, and now a judge is buying it. 

New Mexico prosecutors dropped a drunk driving charge against the "Bloodline" star after the D.A. concluded Shepard couldn't possibly have been drunk enough to be convicted.

Eyewitnesses told police Shepard only had 1.5 margaritas and a little bit of mescal before he left the Santa Fe restaurant.


As TMZ previously reported, Shepard told police at the time of his arrest he'd only had two shots of tequila that night ... but they busted him anyway. 

Shepard was arrested for DUI once before, back in 2009.

Chris Duhon DUI Arrest Passed Out In Driver's Seat ... Engine Running

11/30/2015 1:13 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Ex-Duke basketball star Chris Duhon was arrested for extreme DUI on Monday morning after cops found him passed out in his car with the engine running ... TMZ Sports has learned.

Cops responded to a call of a "man down" around 4 AM in Eleanor, West Virginia. Officials say officers found 33-year-old Duhon, who is currently an assistant basketball coach at Marshall, fast asleep in his Ford Escape with the keys still in the ignition.

When they woke him up, cops say they noticed Duhon's eyes were red and his speech was slurred. He was taken to the Putnam County Court House after failing three field sobriety tests.

This is where it gets crazy ... cops say Duhon took a breathalyzer test while getting booked and blew a .202 ... more than TWO AND HALF times the legal limit.

Duhon was released on $1,000 bond and has been suspended by the Marshall athletic department for "violating the department's rules and policies."

Duhon was a stud at Duke from 2000 to 2004 -- winning a national title in 2001 -- and later spent 9 seasons in the NBA. 

'NCIS' Star Busted For DUI

11/26/2015 12:50 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

1125-michael-weatherly-getty"NCIS" star Michael Weatherly ended up on the other side of the law when LAPD busted him for DUI. 

Law enforcement sources tell us Weatherly was stopped for speeding earlier this month around 1 AM in Hollywood. We're told officers suspected he'd been drinking and after running tests, determined his BAC was well above the legal limit. Weatherly spent nearly 15 hours behind bars.

The L.A. City Attorney charged him with two counts of DUI last week and if convicted, Weatherly faces a max of six months in jail and $1,000 in fines -- though jail time's highly unlikely since it's his first offense.  

We've reached out to Weatherly for comment ... so far, no word back.

John Stamos Cops Plea in DUI Case

11/24/2015 12:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF


John Stamos just pled no contest in his DUI case ... TMZ has learned.

Stamos was arrested in June after Bev Hills cops saw him driving erratically. He was in such bad shape he was taken to the hospital. As we reported, Stamos was under the influence of GHB and another non-narcotic drug.

Under the plea deal, Stamos was placed on 3 years probation and must complete 52 AA meetings in the next year. He's also required to get 2 hours of drug and alcohol counseling.

Stamos checked into rehab shortly after his arrest, where he spent 30 days.

Jeremih Birthday DUI Plea Deal

11/20/2015 12:30 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF


Jeremih just got a late birthday present ... a sweet deal in his DUI case.

The singer pled no contest to one count of reckless driving, and the DUI charge was tossed. As part of the deal, he'll have to complete an alcohol and drug ed course. He'll be on probation for 2 years.

The singer was pulled over on his 28th birthday back in July and spent the night in jail. The incident didn't stop him from hitting the clubs ... the next night.

Chances are he'll be back at it when he turns 29 ... likely with a designated driver.

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