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P.J. Williams

DUI Case Dismissed

... Over Dash Cam Fail

4/27/2015 11:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0427-pj-williams-getty-02Top NFL draft prospect P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round pick -- is officially OFF THE HOOK in his DUI case ... and it's all because the police dash cam MISSED a significant portion of the arrest.  

As we previously reported, the ex-Florida State University cornerback was busted on April 3rd -- after cops say he appeared to be hammered while driving his friends out of a McDonald's parking lot in Tallahassee at 3 AM. 

The 21-year-old admitted he had been drinking several hours earlier in the evening -- but insisted he was NOT drunk when he got behind the wheel.

He did NOT submit to a breathalyzer or a blood test ... so cops were relying heavily on the dash cam video to prove he was in no shape to drive.  

But according to the Leon County District Attorney's Office ... "significant portions of the DUI investigation were not captured on video because of the positioning of the police car."

We're told the most important part of the arrest -- the field sobriety test -- was a casualty of the dash cam mishap. 

Ultimately, prosecutors decided the case against Williams was weak without the footage -- so the case was tossed. 

'American Horror Story' Star

Seriously Injured in Drunk Driver Crash

4/23/2015 10:07 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0423_dalton_gray_drunk_driver_injuries_launchDalton Gray -- the actor who played Master Mike on "American Horror Story: Freak Show" -- was nearly blinded after an alleged drunk driver plowed into a car he was riding in last weekend.

According to his rep, Dalton -- who also played young Harry in "Dumb and Dumber To" -- was a passenger in his friend's car late Saturday night in Katy, Texas ... when another vehicle t-boned them. 17-year-old Dalton shattered his hip/pelvis and his femur. He also suffered horrific cuts to his face, and some serious eye trauma.

The damage was so bad, doctors had to reconstruct the right side of his face and remove glass from his eye but we're told his vision will recover. Police arrested the alleged drunk driver and as of now, he's currently still in jail.

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Gray is the 2nd AHS cast member to be struck by a car in the last few months. Ben Woolf was struck by an SUV while crossing a street in February ... and eventually died from his injuries.

Robbie Knievel

Busted For DUI

After 4-Car Wreck

4/22/2015 10:53 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Robbie Knievel DUIRobbie Knievel has said he's a frickin' drinking, driving daredevil ... and cops believe he's stayed true to his word -- he's been busted for a felony DUI.

According to law enforcement ... Knievel -- the son of the legendary Evel Knievel -- caused a brutal 4-car pile up on a Montana road and fled the scene Tuesday night after blazing around drunk as a skunk ... no injuries were reported.

Knievel was rounded up by cops within a block of the crash standing outside his vehicle and allegedly smelling like booze but he refused the breathalyzer and they hauled him in for a blood test.

As you may recall ... Robbie was busted back in 2013 for blowing 3x the legal limit in South Dakota and came on TMZ Live, unapologetically admitting he was a full-blown alcoholic.

As of Wednesday morning he was still in police custody.


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Adrien Broner DUI Video

'I'm Not Drunk'

But I Am Rich & Famous!!

4/17/2015 12:50 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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TMZ Sports has obtained footage from Adrien Broner's DUI arrest in Ohio back in January -- in which the boxer insists he's NOT drunk ... but brags about making more than $100 MILLION in his career!! 

The footage shows Broner being pulled over around 1:30 AM in his white Mercedes on January 11th -- after the cop sees the boxing champ driving in two lanes. 

At first, things seem bad for Broner -- the officer is pissed and Broner can be heard slurring his words.

But things take a turn -- Broner professes his innocence ... and actually charms the cop, who eventually tells him she just wants the best for him. 

During the arrest, Broner talks ... A LOT ... and says some interesting stuff. Among the highlights: 

-- "Ya'll don't know who you arrested. If ya'll did, I'd be on the news right now."
-- The cop compliments Broner's physique.
-- Broner tells the cop, "I love you."
-- Cop asks Broner where he fights. Broner responds, "The world." 

But the best part ... when Broner tells the cop he's "blessed" -- 'cause he's made more than $100 million in his career. 

Broner later pled not guilty and still plans on fighting the charges. We reached out to Broner for comment, so far no word back. 

BRUTAL VIDEO

Police Club Suspected DUI Motorist

4/14/2015 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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A man charged with drunk driving was brutally clubbed by Chico, CA cops ... and some of it was caught on video.

Sean Reardon claims he was driving on February 18th at around 9:40 PM when he was pulled over for a broken tail light and expired tags. Reardon, who has filed a claim against the city, claims he was tackled to the pavement without provocation on his part and then struck "multiple times with extreme violence, with a baton, club or stick without provocation."

Reardon, who is white, says in the claim he was "hog-tied," thrown into a van and taken to the hospital. He says he suffered acute respiratory failure when he arrived and was put on a ventilator. He was in ICU for 4 days. He says he also suffered multiple broken bones, including ribs, nose and sternum.  

Speaking on behalf of police, the Butte County Chief Deputy D.A. tells us ... Reardon had a warrant for failing to appear on a gun charge -- and attempted to flee when he was pulled over. He says when officers caught up to him, Reardon refused to show his hands and kept them at his waist band. A police incident log says, "Blue vehicle westbound. The subject foot bailed from vehicle. Resisting."

The chief deputy D.A. says the officers used force to get Reardon to cooperate. He adds Reardon's BAC was .14 -- almost twice the legal limit -- and also had methamphetamine and cocaine in his blood.

Reardon, who is repped by Ashley Amerio, was charged with evading a peace officer, DUI, DUI with alcohol or drugs within 10 years of a prior, and resisting an executive officer -- all felonies.

Reardon pled not guilty and is on a no bail hold, because he's on probation for the prior DUI.

NFL Prospect PJ Williams

Pleads Not Guilty to DUI

I Had a Few Drinks But ...

4/7/2015 10:26 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0407-pj-williams-getty-01Ex-Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round NFL Draft pick -- has plead NOT GUILTY to DUI ... though he admits he had been drinking earlier in the evening. 

As we previously reported, Williams --who's 21-years-old -- was arrested while leaving a McDonald's parking lot in Tallahassee early Friday morning after hanging out at a local nightclub. 

However, P.J.'s lawyer Jonathan Simon tells TMZ Sports the NFL prospect was the designated driver that night ... and had cut himself off HOURS before he got behind the wheel.

"He did have a drink or two earlier," Simon says ... "But at 3 AM, he was taking everyone to McDonald's. It's what 21-year-olds do." 

Simon says Williams is adamant he was not driving drunk -- and plans to fight the case all the way to the end.  

We're told Williams did NOT submit to a breathalyzer or a blood test during the arrest -- and Simon believes dash cam video of the incident could actually help P.J.'s case. 

The case is due back in court soon.  

Stay tuned .. 

Keyshia Cole

I'm Not Going to Jail

Warrant Was a Bum Rap!!!

4/6/2015 10:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Keyshia Cole just got off scott free in her criminal case where she could have ended up in jail for 30 days.

Kesyhia's lawyer, Shawn Holley, was in Santa Clarita court Monday morning, arguing that a 10-year-old bench warrant should not be enforced. 

It's a bizarre story ... back in 2002 Keyshia got a DUI. She was placed on probation and was required to attend an alcohol ed course. The court records do not show proof of completion so the judge issued a bench warrant.

But Holley told the judge Keyshia completed the program and her former lawyer just screwed up by failing to inform the court. Holley explained the alcohol ed program -- which no longer has the old records -- must have notified the DMV, because Keyshia has gotten 2 drivers licenses since then. 

Holley persuaded the judge so the warrant was recalled and probation was terminated -- yes, Keyshia was unwittingly on probation for the DUI for more than a dozen years.

As for how this all came up ... TMZ broke the story Keyshia was arrested for allegedly assaulting a woman in Birdman's West L.A. condo last September. The arrest turned up the warrant. The assault matter was dropped, so Keyshia's a free bird.

Jennifer Lopez

Drunk Driver Wrist Slapped

For Trashing Her Rolls

4/4/2015 12:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Jennifer Lopez Drunk Driver The hammered guy who nailed Jennifer Lopez's brand spanking new Rolls-Royce is getting off easy -- despite a BAC nearly twice the legal limit -- he won't do jail time. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Robert John Reitz plead no contest to one count of DUI, and an L.A County judge sentenced him to 3 years probation and ordered him to complete a 3 month alcohol program. That's it.

Reitz plowed into JLo and Leah Remini last September on PCH ... then fled the scene. He later blew a .15.

JLo did get $25k in restitution ... which probably covers a cracked taillight on a Rolls. 

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Top NFL Prospect

Busted For DUI

By Florida State Univ. Cops [Update]

4/3/2015 8:54 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_barOfficials say ... P.J. Williams was leaving a McDonald's parking lot when he made an illegal left turn and was pulled over. Cops also say he was swerving and almost hit a curb. 

During the stop, cops say they noticed Williams was driving a rental car on a suspended license.

According to the police report, cops say Williams was swaying and slurring his speech -- but refused to take a breathalyzer test. 

Instead, he told cops he "just wanted to go home" ... and advised the officers he was an FSU football player. 

That didn't happen -- instead he went to jail. According to court records, Williams is scheduled to face a judge on May 14th. update-grey-gray-barFormer Florida State cornerback P.J. Williams -- a projected 1st round NFL Draft pick -- was arrested for DUI in Florida early this morning ... and he was popped by FSU cops. 

Williams JUST had his pro day at FSU on Tuesday -- and left a very positive impression on NFL scouts going into the April 30th draft. 

But now, he's pretty screwed ... with NFL Network's Albert Breer reporting that the 21-year-old was taken into custody early Friday morning.

According to officials, P.J. was arrested around 3 AM and booked at 5:30 AM.

Sources tell us the arrest was made by the Florida State University Police Department. 

Williams posted $500 bond -- and was released this morning. 

Jose Canseco

18-Year-Old Daughter

Busted for DUI

3/31/2015 12:33 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0331-josie-canseco-instagramJose Canseco's model daughter isn't a model citizen ... she just got busted for DUI.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Josie Canseco was pulled over around 1 AM on the corner of La Cienega and Melrose (right in the heart of Hollywood) after cops observed her hitting a curb. 

We're told the 18-year-old -- who's appeared on mom, Jessica's reality show -- was given field sobriety tests, which she didn't pass, and was subsequently arrested. But our sources say cops didn't think Canseco was under the influence of alcohol ... they believe it was drugs. 

Canseco was booked around 6:15 AM and, as of this posting, is still locked up on $15,000 bail.

We've reached out to Josie's rep, and also Jose ... no word back yet.


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Hope Solo

I'm Seeing a Shrink

For My 'Pain and Anger'

3/26/2015 6:34 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0326-hope-solo-tmz-02Hope Solo says she's desperately trying to change for the better -- and says she's seeing a therapist for the first time in her life to deal with "all of the pain and anger that was inside of me."

The Team USA soccer star opened up about her personal issues on her blog -- saying she spent her 30-day suspension seeking help from multiple doctors. 

As we previously reported, Solo's suspension followed an incident where Hope dropped the "Do you know who I am?" card when her husband was being arrested for DUI while driving a team van. 

"I’d been a mess emotionally and mentally, and spent most nights crying with my roommate away from the team," Hope said.

Solo says she fired off an email to teammates to let them know what she had been doing with her time off -- saying:

"I told them that for the first time in my life, I’d been seeing a therapist and dealing with a lot of my issues, and finally addressing all the pain and anger that was inside of me."

"Twice a week, I also worked with an Eastern medicine healer in Seattle who had incredible experience helping some of the greatest athletes perform at the highest levels. He really helped me see things in a different light."

"I wanted them to know that I hadn’t just taken 30 days off. Ultimately, I wanted to be a better person and teammate, and that’s what I’d been focused on."

Hope says her teammates have been incredibly supportive -- and insists the squad is now focused on the World Cup. 

Ravens' RB Bernard Pierce

Told Cops During DUI

'I'm Gonna Get Cut Tomorrow'

3/18/2015 10:03 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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update_graphic_red_bar11:47 AM PT -- Call him Nostradamus ... 'cause just as Pierce predicted, he was CUT by the Ravens first thing this morning. update-grey-gray-bar

Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce told cops that he KNEW he was gonna get cut from the team during his DUI arrest ... saying, "Do you know what happened the last time a Ravens player got a DUI?"

TMZ Sports obtained the police report detailing the DUI arrest ... in which the Baltimore County Police Dept. says Pierce admitted to taking "3 shots of Jack" before he was popped. 

As we previously reported, Pierce was initially pulled over around 2AM for speeding -- and then bombed his field sobriety test

In the report, the officer asked Pierce how much he weighs -- and Pierce slurred, "530." The officer pressed him on it and he repeated it twice before correcting himself and saying, "230 pounds."

While he was being taken to a nearby police station, Pierce reportedly uttered, "Do you know what happened the last time a Ravens player got a DUI? I'm getting cut tomorrow, not like you care." 

Pierce was clearly referring to Victor Hampton who was arrested for drunk driving in February -- and was later cut by the team. 

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Bernard Pierce

Arrested for DUI

3/18/2015 6:49 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce -- who started for the team after Ray Rice got fired last season -- was arrested for DUI in Maryland early Wednesday morning. 

Baltimore County police say Pierce was initially stopped for speeding around 2AM -- and during the stop, the officer suspected the 24-year-old was hammered. 

Pierce was asked to step out of his ride -- and then bombed some field sobriety tests. He was eventually arrested for DUI and hauled to a nearby station where he was processed and later released. 

A rep for the Ravens says, "We are aware of the situation and learning more about it. We take these matters seriously."

It's not the first time Pierce has had issues with booze -- TMZ Sports broke the story, Bernard and a couple of his teammates were booted from a Maryland bar during a party last year because "they couldn't maintain their composure."

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