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NFL's Aldon Smith Strikes Plea Deal In DUI Hit and Run Case

9/22/2017 11:54 AM PDT
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Oakland Raiders star Aldon Smith has pled no contest to hit and run stemming from a 2015 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned

As we previously reported, Smith was arrested on August 6, 2015 for DUI -- after cops say he smashed into a parked car and then fled the scene. He later returned to the scene of the crash where officers gave him a field sobriety test and arrested him on suspicion of drunk driving.

He initially pled not guilty to misdemeanor DUI and hit and run -- but now, we've learned he cut a deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to hit and run and the DUI charge was dropped.

He was sentenced to 20 days in jail -- but the judge is allowed him to do residential treatment in lieu of spending time behind bars. Residential treatment is essentially "rehab" at a facility. He was also ordered to complete anger management. 

Smith is also forbidden from driving with ANY amount of alcohol in his system. He's also not allowed to go to bars or pubs or anywhere alcohol is the primary commodity for sale.

During the case, the judge also found he violated probation from another case and was sentenced to 90 days in jail -- but again, he was allowed to do residential treatment instead. 

The Santa Clara District Attorney's Office tells TMZ Sports all of Smith's required residential treatment sentence has been completed.

Wayne Rooney No License? No Problem! ... I Got Chauffeur Money!

9/19/2017 10:45 AM PDT

With his driving privileges officially suspended, Wayne Rooney did what any mega-rich star would do to get to soccer practice ... he hired a driver. 

Check out a stone-faced Rooney riding shotgun on his way to Everton F.C.'s training facility on Tuesday -- ridin' shotgun in a black Range Rover. 

24 hours before this photo, Rooney plead guilty to the British version of DUI and the judge pulled his driver's license for 2 years. 

FYI, Wayne was arrested on Sept. 1 after officials say he was driving a VW Beetle while HAMMERED. He also had a female passenger in the car at the time. 

Rooney apologized for his "unforgivable lack of judgement" in court on Monday -- after accepting his driving ban and 100 hours of community service. 

Wayne Rooney Convicted of Drunk Driving ... Gets 2-Year Driving Ban

9/18/2017 5:54 AM PDT
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Soccer superstar Wayne Rooney has apologized for driving drunk during a Sept. 1 incident -- after officials say he was more than THREE TIMES the legal limit.

As we previously reported, the English soccer legend was pulled over in Cheshire, England in the early morning on Sept. 1 while driving a VW Beetle with a female passenger.

The 31-year-old Everton striker appeared in court Monday morning and pled guilty to drunk driving, according to the BBC.

The judge told Rooney, "You placed yourself and other road users at risk as a result of your poor judgement that night."

"I accept your remorse is genuine and that you are aware of the adverse affects the events of that night have had, not least on your family."

Rooney was sentenced to a 2-year driving ban and has 12 months to complete 100 hours of community service. 

After the hearing, Rooney issued a statement saying, "I want publicly to apologise for my unforgiveable lack of judgement in driving while over the legal limit. It was completely wrong."

"I have already said sorry to my family, my manager and chairman and everyone at Everton FC."

"Now I want to apologise to all the fans and everyone else who has followed and supported me throughout my career."

"Of course I accept the sentence of the court and hope that I can make some amends through my community service."

Randy Travis Sues Texas Over DWI Naked Arrest Video

9/12/2017 4:00 PM PDT

Randy Travis is one determined country singer ... he's filed yet another lawsuit, gunning for the Texas officials who want to release a video of his DWI arrest.

Travis was arrested in 2012 for a DWI in Texas ... he had crashed his Trans Am and tried to walk naked into a convenience store after the crash.

Randy cursed the arresting officers, wishing they got cancer. He also threatened to shoot one with 60 rounds and bury him under a barn.

There has been a dogfight over whether the video showing the arrest scene should be released to the media. Several Texas courts have ruled portions of the video are fair game, but the judges did say shots of below the waist should not be released.

Randy is now going over the heads of Texas judges. He's filed a federal lawsuit this time around, arguing he has privacy rights ... namely, because he was exhausted, intoxicated and medicated, and this is tantamount to releasing private medical records.

Randy is asking the federal judge to block the state of Texas from releasing the video.  

Macklemore HOW'd He Survive?!! 1st Pics of Head-On Crash

9/12/2017 12:05 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

The alleged drunk driver who smashed head-on into Macklemore was nearly ejected through his windshield ... which is clear from the first pics of the horrific crash scene.

TMZ obtained the photos of the pickup truck sitting nose-to-nose with Macklemore's Maybach. The fact the truck is on the wrong side of the road shows the driver swerved into Mack's lane.

The gnarly shots of the July wreck also show the rapper's airbags deployed, while the truck driver's windshield was smashed and splattered with blood.

He suffered head and face injuries, and was eventually arrested for DUI. The biggest miracle ... Macklemore and his passengers were left mostly unscathed.

MADD Slams Rod Stewart Don't Defend Wayne Rooney's DUI Arrest!

9/5/2017 3:45 PM PDT
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DON'T EVER GIVE DRUNK DRIVERS A PASS ... that's the message M.A.D.D. has for Rod Stewart after the singer defended Wayne Rooney after his DUI arrest

Mothers Against Drunk Driving unloaded on Stewart over comments he made to TMZ Sports ... in which Rod asked the public to forgive the soccer superstar because "we all make mistakes."

"MADD is appalled the music icon Rod Stewart referred to drunk driving as a mistake," the org. said in a statement.

"While we are relieved that Rooney’s alleged drunk driving killed or injured no one, excuses should never be made for anyone who makes the choice to endanger lives in this manner."

"Drunk driving is a 100% preventable choice, 100% of the time. To say anything to the contrary diminishes the seriousness of the crime and is a smack in the face to drunk driving victims everywhere."

For the record, Rooney was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving early Friday morning but hasn't been convicted. 

Rod Stewart Defends Wayne Rooney 'We All Make Mistakes'

9/5/2017 6:02 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Don't villanize Wayne Rooney after his drunk driving arrest -- he's a good dude -- so says Rod Stewart

The British rock legend -- who's a HUUUGE soccer fan -- was leaving Catch in L.A. over the weekend when we asked about the biggest football news in the U.K. ... Rooney's DUI arrest in England. 

"He's been a great English football [player] and we all make mistakes," Stewart said ... "And he's still a great guy. A great influence on all the youngsters."

Rooney was busted early Friday morning when he was pulled over in a VW Beetle and failed a breathalyzer. 

According to reports, the Everton striker's bosses are pissed -- and he could get hit with a $415,000 fine over the incident. 

Derek Fisher Pleads No Contest to DUI

8/29/2017 11:13 AM PDT
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Derek Fisher has pled no contest to DUI stemming from a June 5 crash in which he flipped his SUV on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles. 

Fisher previously pled not guilty to 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI -- but struck a plea deal with prosecutors in which he pled no contest to driving with a B.A.C. of .08 and got probation and 100 hours of community service (or 10 full days). 

He's also required to install an ignition interlock device in his car -- which will monitor his breath before he can start the vehicle. 

There's more ... Fisher must participate in a MADD victim impact panel where he will speak with families of victims in drunk driving accidents. Plus, he's been ordered to complete a 3-month-long alcohol education class. 

Miraculously, no one was injured in the crash -- including his passenger/girlfriend, Gloria Govan

After the incident, Fisher told his fans the situation will NEVER happen again

Weston Cage Pleads No Contest in Wild DUI Chase ... Gets to Pick His Poison

8/28/2017 12:30 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Weston Cage -- Nic Cage's son -- isn't getting off easy in his drunk driving case but the judge is letting him pick one of 3 doors for his sentence.

Wes pled no contest this month to driving with a BAC of 0.08 or higher after he led cops on a wild chase in February in the San Fernando Valley. He took out mailboxes before crashing into a tree and another car.

Wes already knows he'll be on probation for 3 years, has to complete a 3-month alcohol program, and has to pay a bunch of fines plus additional penalty fees. As for the rest of his sentence, here are Cage's options:

- Door 1: 350 hours of community service
- Door 2: 30 days of community labor
- Door 3: 45 days in county jail

Choose wisely ...

Macklemore Unscathed After Head-On Collision

8/1/2017 12:50 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Macklemore is lucky to be alive after his Mercedes was hit head-on by an alleged drunk driver in a pickup truck ... TMZ has learned.

The accident happened Friday night just before 11 PM in Langley, Washington ... a remote island town 90 minutes north of Seattle. According to police, the pickup driver was rounding a bend when he crossed into oncoming traffic and hit Macklemore's car.

Police say the pickup truck driver wasn't wearing a seat belt and smashed his head into the windshield, leaving him unconscious and bleeding. According to the report, the guy told officers on scene he had a drink "awhile back."  When asked how much, cops say he replied ..."5 o'clock."

Macklemore had 2 passengers in his Benz. One person was treated for a minor cut to the head, but all 3 walked away from the accident. The pickup driver was taken to a hospital for treatment, and Washington State Police tell us he will be charged with DUI.

We reached out to Macklemore's camp, but so far no word back.

Denver Broncos Owner's Son John Bowlen Arrested for DUI

7/31/2017 6:08 AM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

10:11 AM PT -- He did it again -- cop say Bowlen tried to use the "Do you know who my father is?" tactic with police. 

Officials say John was driving over 100mph on the 101 Freeway -- driving like a maniac and scaring other drivers.  Multiple people called 911 for more than a hour trying to get cops involved. Ultimately, 5 troopers joined the search and helped apprehend him. 

Once the car was stopped, officers found a puppy in the vehicle -- and animal control was called to get the animal. 

Officials say Bowlen was "not cooperative."

More trouble for "the blood of the city" ... the son of Denver Broncos owner Pat Bowlen was arrested for DUI in California on Sunday, TMZ Sports has learned. 

31-year-old John Bowlen was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in the Paso Robles area around 2 PM -- and during the stop, officers determined he was under the influence of alcohol. 

He was hauled to a nearby station where he was booked on 2 counts of misdemeanor DUI. He's set to be released later Monday morning. 

This isn't John's first brush with the law -- the former Broncos marketing employee was arrested for domestic violence in 2015 in an incident in which he was also accused of hijacking the phone of his GF when she called 911.

During the call with the 911 operator, John claimed to be the "blood of the city" and friends with the mayor, and assured officials nothing was wrong.

He was ultimately found guilty of harassment and sentenced to 2 years probation. 

His father, Pat, still owns the Broncos -- but stepped down from an active role with the team after being diagnosed with Alzheimer's. His plan was to give control to one of of his children. Unclear which kid will get that job. 

NYG WR OVI Arrest Is BS ... Prosecutors Agree

7/24/2017 8:42 AM PDT
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NY Giants wide receiver Roger Lewis -- who was famously part of Odell Beckham's Miami yacht party -- claims his OVI arrest last month was unlawful ... and now he's essentially off the hook. 

We broke the story ... Lewis was stopped on June 4 in Reynoldsburg, Ohio when an officer said he was speeding in a car with illegally tinted windows. During the stop, Lewis was arrested for operating a vehicle under the influence of either drugs or alcohol. 

Lewis says he was immediately placed in handcuffs, searched and patted down -- for essentially no reason. After that, he was told to submit to field sobriety tests.

Lewis claims he was told the tests were mandatory. They were not. But he took them anyway and was eventually arrested for OVI.

His attorney, Neil Rosenberg, says the tests were "compelled" and that everything from the arrest was unlawful.

Prosecutors must have felt that Lewis had a point -- because a plea deal was struck in which the OVI charge was dropped in exchange for Lewis pleading guilty to driving in marked lanes and tinted windows.

In total, he paid $175 in fines -- a pretty solid victory for Lewis ... who's now off to Giants training camp.

Derek Fisher Pleads Not Guilty To DUI ... In L.A. Crash Case

7/19/2017 1:08 PM PDT
EXCLUSIVE

Derek Fisher has pled not guilty to DUI charges stemming from his arrest in June ... TMZ Sports has learned. 

As we previously reported, the ex-NBA star was hit with two DUI charges after getting into a bad wreck on the 101 freeway in L.A. with his GF, Gloria Govan, who was riding shotgun.

Fun fact -- Fisher was driving a '15 white Cadillac Escalade that was registered to Matt Barnes.

There were no other cars involved in the crash and miraculously no one was injured.

Fisher wasn't present at court, but his lawyer appeared and entered the plea on DF's behalf. Fish is due back in court next month.

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