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Brandon Davis

DUI Crash Photos

Drinking with Ex-NHLer Mike Comrie Before Wreck

10/2/2015 9:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

1002_brandon_davis_crash_launchPhotos from the DUI wreck Brandon Davis had Thursday night show just how horrific the accident was -- and TMZ has learned he was hanging with former NHL star Mike Comrie beforehand.

We broke the story, Brandon -- heir to the Davis oil fortune -- had a single car wreck in L.A. and absolutely destroyed his Mercedes Benz sedan. Davis was transported to a hospital, where police arrested him for an alleged DUI.

Earlier in the evening, Brandon was seen drinking wine with Comrie -- Hilary Duff's estranged husband -- at L.A. sushi joint Matsuhisa. It doesn't appear Comrie was in the car with Brandon at the time of the accident ... as the ambulance only transported one patient.

1002-SUB-brandon-davis-mike-comrie-car-accident-ambulance-SPLASH-01Davis, aka Greasy Bear ... has been released from the hospital, and is getting transported to jail.

Brandon Davis

DUI Arrest

After Nasty Car Crash

10/2/2015 6:46 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF



1:15 PM PST: Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Davis suffered a cracked vertebrae in the accident.

update_grey_gray_barHollywood heir Brandon Davis destroyed his Mercedes Benz in a nasty single car accident in Los Angeles early Friday morning ... and then got busted for DUI.

Davis, ex BFF of Paris Hilton, was driving through one of LA's canyons when he smashed into something so hard ... it tore off the front, right side of his Mercedes sedan. Davis was injured in the wreck and had to be taken by ambulance to a hospital.

Police arrested him for DUI while he was still getting treated at the hospital.

Brandon, the grandson of oil and Hollywood tycoon Marvin Davis, was booked for battery and cocaine possession back in 2011. He pled guilty and was ordered to enter a drug diversion program.

Davis is probably most famous for his "firecrotch" rant about Lindsay Lohan

NBA's Ty Lawson

I Didn't Need Rehab

... But I Did Learn Stuff

9/30/2015 3:58 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0930-ty-lawson-tmz-01Houston Rockets star Ty Lawson says he does NOT believe he's an alcoholic ... despite 2 DUI arrests this year ... saying he just made "two dumb mistakes" and didn't really need to go to rehab. 

Lawson just opened up about his stint at Cliffside Malibu, where he was ordered to complete a 30 day program stemming from his January DUI in Colorado, telling Yahoo Sports the experience was "eye-opening," but not completely necessary.

"I still honestly don’t think I would’ve had to go in there if it wasn’t court ordered. I just made two dumb mistakes. But I did take things from the [rehabilitation facility]."

As for what he learned, Lawson says ... he learned "what triggers are" and "what forces someone to drink."

Lawson says being around people at the facility who had bottomed out from booze gave him a new perspective on the dangers of drinking -- "I didn't think alcoholism got that bad. But it does."

"There were people who were pushed into [the rehab facility] by family, and then me, who was court ordered. Just to see that it can get that bad, that you can die. You may not see that as a person until you’re already there."

Lawson has a busy month ahead of him -- he's due in court in L.A. stemming from his July DUI on October 9th ... and his Colorado DUI case goes back in front of the judge on October 16th. 

Jamal Anderson

Arrested for DUI Again

... 2nd DUI In 10 Months

9/24/2015 6:17 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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More DUI trouble for ex-Atlanta Falcons running back Jamal Anderson -- the former NFL star was arrested for DUI on Sunday ... the 2nd time he's been busted for drunk driving in 10 months. 

Officials say the 42-year-old was swerving in his lane -- when he was pulled over. During the stop, cops determined he was under the influence and put him under arrest. 

He was eventually released on $5,830 bond. 

Just 3 days later, Anderson was arraigned on his DUI charge from last November -- when cops say he was discovered passed out behind the wheel of an Escalade on I-85. 

BTW -- Anderson was also arrested for DUI in 2012 ... but ultimately pled guilty to the lesser charge of reckless driving. 

We reached out to Anderson for comment -- so far, no word back. 

NBA's Ty Lawson

Props From Judge In DUI Case

8/20/2015 2:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0819_ty_lawson_gettySome more good news for embattled NBA star Ty Lawson ... who just got some dap from the judge presiding over his DUI case in Colorado. 

Long story short ... the Houston Rockets star entered rehab last month following a DUI arrest in Los Angeles .... which came 6 months after a DUI arrest in Denver. 

There was a hearing in his Colorado case today -- and in the judge's notes, he wrote that Lawson has been making "excellent progress" in the case. 

Lawson's challenge will be to keep his nose clean in the coming weeks and months. There's no room for error ... considering a judge has ordered him to install an alcohol monitoring system in his home to make sure he stays sober. 

As for the L.A. DUI -- a hearing is scheduled for next week. 

Aldon Smith

Arrested Again

Hit & Run, DUI This Time

8/7/2015 7:47 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0807-aldon-smith-getty-01update_graphic_red_bar8:45 AM PT -- Aldon just got sprung after posting the $26k bail.update_grey_gray_bar49ers superstar Aldon Smith is in a familiar place, and it ain't training camp -- he's in jail after getting busted for hit and run and DUI.

The oft-arrested Smith is sitting in jail after Santa Clara police hauled him in early Friday morning. He's being held on $26,000 bail.

We know he's been booked for DUI, hit and run, and also vandalism. It's still unclear exactly what went down leading up to the arrest.

This is Smith's second DUI -- the first was in 2013 -- and he was also hit with weapons charges in 2012. He served 12 days in jail in 2014. The NFL suspended him for 9 games last season.

Story developing ...


Wes Scantlin

Busted For DUI

... Again

8/5/2015 3:25 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0805-main-wes-scantlin-mug-03Wes Scantlin just can't seem to figure out the whole obey the law thing ... the Puddle of Mudd singer was busted for DUI for the second time in under a month.

Law enforcement sources tell us Wes was pulled over for speeding early Wednesday morning in South Dakota. We're told cops determined he was driving under the influence, but it's unclear if he failed a breathalyzer test or field sobriety testing ... or both.

Ever the overachiever, Scantlin was also charged with pot possession.

TMZ broke the story ... Wes was busted in July for DWI in Minnesota after he blew 4x the legal limit

Scantlin is set to perform in SD tonight after getting released on $500 bail. 


Flavor Flav

Cops Say He was Coked Up

In DUI Arrest

7/22/2015 1:28 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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Flavor Flav’s DUI is way more alarming that anyone thought, because we've learned he was allegedly under the influence of cocaine ...  the drug that almost ruined his life.

Flav was busted back in May for speeding on a Vegas freeway. Cops saw an open Heineken bottle in the center console, and he admitted he had smoked pot "not too long ago." The admission was necessary because the car reeked of weed.

But it got a lot worse when an EMT took his blood at the station ... revealing there was cocaine in his system.

Flav lost his fortune in the '80s after blowing more than $5 million on coke. He said he was spending $2,600 a day for 6 years straight on cocaine.

Very sad.


UFC's Nick Diaz

Hit with Jail Time

... In DUI Cases

7/20/2015 12:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0717-nick-diaz-tmz-01UFC superstar Nick Diaz is headed for the slammer -- but not for long ... after cutting a pretty badass deal in his TWO DUI cases ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the 31-year-old fighter was arrested for DUI in Lodi, CA back in September ... just one year after he was previously popped for DUI in the same city. 

Diaz was facing real jail time if convicted in both cases -- but struck a sweet plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to DUI with .08 or higher, and in exchange 3 charges were thrown out ... including the second DUI. 

He was sentenced to 2 days in jail -- and gets credit for 1 day served ... so he'll be a free man in no time (props to Nick's lawyer). 

In addition to the jail time, Diaz also got 3 years of informal probation and must complete a DUI educational course.

Diaz is expected to surrender to authorities and knock out his jail sentence after his next hearing later this month. 

Ty Lawson

I'm Going to Rehab

7/17/2015 1:09 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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NBA star Ty Lawson says he's finally getting treatment -- entering a rehab center for the next 30 days ... after his 2nd DUI arrest this year. 

Lawson appeared in court in Denver moments ago for a hearing on his DUI arrest in Colorado back in January ... where a judge ordered him to be on monitored sobriety, instead of a SCRAM bracelet.

What that means is instead of having to wear an ankle bracelet 24/7 which constantly monitors the user's blood alcohol level, he'll have to routinely blow into a stationary B.A.C. monitoring device. 

During the hearing, Lawson's lawyer also announced that he will begin treatment at a rehab center in Southern California beginning tomorrow. 

TMZ Sports broke the story ... the Denver Nuggets star was arrested for DUI in L.A. earlier this week. He's due in court for that case in August. 

Story developing ... 

Outlawz Rapper Hussein Fatal

Driver in Accident ...

Busted for His Homicide

7/14/2015 6:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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0713_Hussein-Fatal_youtubeTupac’s homie and Outlawz rapper, Hussein Fatal, wasn't at the wheel during the car accident, and the woman who was ... has been arrested for homicide and DUI.

We’re told Fatal was the passenger in a Dodge Challenger driven by Zanetta L. Yearby -- and he was ejected and killed in an absolutely horrific crash early Friday morning in Gainesville, Georgia. Two car seats and one wheel are about all that's left of the vehicle. 

Zanetta was arrested at the scene and charged with DUI, reckless driving, and first degree vehicular homicide. She's still in custody. 


Donovan McNabb DUI


Cops Say More Than 2x Legal Limit

7/14/2015 9:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Donovan McNabb's DUI arrest just got extreme -- because cops say his blood alcohol level was more than TWICE the legal limit when he was arrested ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the former NFL superstar was popped in Arizona on June 28 after crashing into another car on the way home from a sports bar. 

McNabb INSISTED he had nothing to drink that night -- claiming he had just had some cough medicine to fight a cold

But the officials tell TMZ Sports .... the results from McNabb's blood test are in -- and he registered a .17 ... more than DOUBLE the legal limit, .08.

In fact, anything higher than a .15 in Arizona constitutes an "extreme DUI" -- which brings stiffer penalties if convicted ... especially since it's McNabb's 2nd DUI in Arizona in less than 2 years. 

Donovan McNabb

Benches Himself from NBC Radio Gig

... 'Personal Issues'

7/8/2015 2:57 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0708-mcabb-nbc-sports-getty-01Donovan McNabb is stepping away from his NBC sports radio show -- at least temporarily -- to deal with "personal issues" in the wake of his DUI arrest ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

McNabb hosts a show called "Under Center" with Mark Malone ... a daily sports talk show on the NBC Sports Radio Network. 

But 2 weeks after Donovan's 2nd DUI arrest -- network officials tell us McNabb is taking a break. 

"Donovan McNabb is taking immediate leave to address some personal issues, and we support him in this decision," the network tells us. 

McNabb WAS on the show yesterday and addressed the arrest -- saying he was "handling the matter." Clearly, he's had a change of heart. 

As we previously reported, the former NFL star was arrested for DUI on June 28th in Arizona. It's the 2nd time he's been arrested for DUI in 18 months. 

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