Justin Bieber did NOT get celebrity justice when he copped a plea in his Miami Beach DUI case ... because we've learned his lesser known friend who was also busted for DUI just copped a plea that is a slap on the wrist by comparison.
You may recall ... both Bieber and Khalil were busted for DUI after cops claimed they were drag racing back in January.
Sources familiar with the situation tell TMZ ... Khalil will pled guilty to careless driving and his punishment will be a $500 fine and enrollment in a drug and alcohol program.
Justin, on the other hand, pled guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence. He now has to fork over $50,000 and attend 12 anger management classes ... something Khalil does have to do.
The only real difference between the 2 -- Bieber mouthed off to the cops.
Khalil's lawyer Bradford Cohen tells us, "Khalil got the benefit of being polite and courteous and not acting obnoxious and privileged, and that's why the pleas were not identical."
A $50,000 lesson learned.
'Ultimate Survival Alaska' Star
Steals Car, Crashes, Pinned, Hospitalized, Escapes
8/15/2014 12:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"Ultimate Survivor Alaska" star Tyler Johnson is miraculously still on the run ... after allegedly getting drunk, stealing a car, then suffering a horrific accident that should have killed him.
The unbelievable story started in typical criminal fashion ... the police report says a drunken Tyler stole a car in Anchorage 2 weeks ago and went on a joyride ... before losing control and flipping it.
Tyler wasn't wearing his seat belt and was thrown through the windshield ... and he ended up pinned under the car.
Tyler was taken to the hospital but somehow was discharged before cops were able to nab him.
If he's caught .... he'll face DUI and felony vehicle theft charges.
Ordered To Take Drug & Booze Classes For DUI
8/14/2014 12:24 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Chris Kattan will spend the next 3 years on probation and will have to attend drug and alcohol classes as punishment for driving under the influence of drugs, TMZ has learned.
The L.A. City Attorney's office tells us ... Kattan was also ordered to pay a $500 fine and will have to pay restitution for the freeway crash last Feb. ... when he slammed his Mercedes into a parked Cal Trans vehicle.
Kattan will have to attend a 3-month alcohol program and 104 Narcotics Anonymous classes. Plus, he's forbidden from driving with any drugs in his system ... unless he has a valid prescription.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ ... Kattan had been driving on Ambien at the time of the crash.
We're told Kattan will also have take part in the Hospital and Morgue Program ... a scared straight type of program where he'll see first-hand the consequences of dangerous behavior.
Cops Plea Deal
In Miami DUI
8/13/2014 3:41 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Justin Bieber has struck a plea deal in his Miami Beach DUI case in which he will agree to anger management but dodge a drunk driving bullet.
TMZ has learned ... prosecutors will allow Bieber to plead guilty to careless driving and resisting an officer without violence.
Bieber will have to attend a 12-hour anger management courses and has agreed to a $50,000 charitable donation.
Sources tell TMZ ... Bieber's lawyer, Roy Black, had one big concern ... that Bieber NOT be placed on probation, for fear he'd go to jail if he violated even a minor law ... something you can count on with the Biebs.
It's not a surprise prosecutors accepted a lesser plea. There were big problems with the case. It appears the cop lied when he said JB was drag racing and that police could smell alcohol when he hadn't been drinking.
This is Bieber's second plea deal. He pled no contest to misdemeanor vandalism in the egging case, was placed on 2 years probation, 5 days labor, ordered to pay his neighbor $80,900 and he was ordered to attend anger management classes.
If Bieber keeps going, he'll get a PhD in anger management.
The Rock's Mom
Alleged Drunk Driver Needs a Smackdown
... But I Forgive Her
8/12/2014 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
The Rock'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.
Woman Who Crashed into Mom's Car Charged with DUI
8/11/2014 1:14 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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
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.
Tells Fans He's Ridin' His Harley
Which VIOLATES DUI Probation
7/31/2014 12:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Miguel 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.
Ex-'Bad Girls Club' Chick
Popped for DWI & Drugs
7/28/2014 12:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Florina "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.
Arrested For DWI
Name Drops Bloomberg During Bust
7/26/2014 9:19 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
"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.
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.
'Real Housewives' Daughter
Busted for DUI
7/22/2014 7:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
Chappelle's Show Star
For Wrong Way Drunk Driving
7/11/2014 6:29 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
Comedian 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.
Disney Star Billy Unger
Arrested for DUI
6/30/2014 10:51 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
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.
7:45 PM PT -- Billy issued a statement to TMZ thanking his fans for their support.