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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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Billy Unger Arrested For DUI
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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Kate Major

8 Months in Jail

For Screwing Up

5/19/2014 12:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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The judge just threw the book at Michael Lohan's baby mama Kate Major -- sentencing her to 8 months in jail for being a really drunk scofflaw.

Major was hauled off to lockup in Palm Beach Monday after pleading guilty. The DUI conviction triggered a probation violation, stemming from Major's 2012 battery case ... when she allegedly attacked a police officer in Boca Raton.

As a result, the judge revoked Major's probation and sentenced her to 8 months in jail ... with 70 days credit for time served. Major will begin serving the balance of her jail time immediately.

As we reported, Major was arrested for DUI in March ... the arrest video is legendary.

Dina Lohan

Pleads Guilty

to DWI, Speeding

4/15/2014 8:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Dina Lohan DWIDina Lohan has something in common with her daughter Lindsay now ... after she pled guilty this morning to aggravated DWI and speeding in a Long Island courtroom ... TMZ has learned.

According to courtroom sources, Lohan must do 100 hours of community service. She is expected to have her license revoked and an interlock device will be installed in her vehicle.

We're told she must also attend a mandatory drinking and driving program, a victim impact panel and also pay the necessary fines and fees.

As TMZ previously reported, Lohan was busted last September with a blood alcohol level twice the legal limit.

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Brooke Burke Charvet

I Drove into That Fence

ON PURPOSE

4/3/2014 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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040214_brooke_burk_launchBrooke Burke Charvet was so afraid her car would veer into oncoming traffic yesterday, that she drove it up a hill and into a fence on purpose ... to avoid a bad accident.

Brooke got into a minor accident yesterday in Malibu and scratched up her sweet Maserati. Cops were suspicious enough that they gave her a field sobriety test.

But Brooke was stone cold sober, explaining the ABS system on her Maserati had failed. She said her only concern was for the safety of the small children in her car ... and that's why she drove it into a fence ... rather than risk hitting another car.

Brooke joked everything would have been fine if she had been driving her trusty Escalade ... which only reminds us again ... BUY AMERICAN.

Brooke Burke

Gets the Drunk Treatment

After Maserati Crash

4/2/2014 2:06 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brooke Burke Charvet walked a thin line with police after her Maserati accident Wednesday AM -- she took a field sobriety test -- and TMZ has obtained the footage showing she's stone cold sober.

As we reported, cops suspected the actress might be under the influence after her Mas crashed up an embankment in Calabasas. She passed the field sobriety test with flying colors, but the video is great.

We're told Brooke blamed a faulty steering wheel for the crash. 

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Bangs Up Maserati

My Steering Wheel Screwed Me Over!

4/2/2014 9:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Brooke Burke Car AccidentBrooke Burke Charvet crashed her Maserati early this morning, but TMZ has learned she's blaming the whole thing on a faulty steering wheel.

According to law enforcement sources, Brooke drove her car through a chain link fence in Calabasas early this morning. We're told the accident caused only mild damage to her pricey ride.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ they gave Brooke a field sobriety test on the scene ... and she passed with flying colors.

Our sources say she told police there was a problem with the steering, and that's what caused the crash.

Buy American.

Justin Bieber

DUI Case On Brink of Plea Deal

4/2/2014 1:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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is about to score a very sweet plea deal in his Miami Beach DUI case ... TMZ has learned.

Sources familiar with the case tell TMZ ... prosecutors have backed off the DUI, resisting arrest and driving without a license charges, and they are working out a deal with Bieber's lawyers for the singer to plead no contest to reckless driving.  The 3 charges will be dropped.

And this is the critical part ... prosecutors have backed off their demand for random drug testing ... something Bieber's lawyers would NEVER agree to for obvious reasons.

Bieber would not be entirely out of the woods ... he would be placed on probation -- it appears for 1 year -- which means he'd have to keep his nose clean.

We're told the deal could be finalized in days.

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