Chappelle's Show Star BUSTED For Wrong Way Drunk Driving

7/11/2014 6:29 AM PDT

Donnell Rawlings ARRESTED -- 'Chappelle's Show' Star BUSTED For Drunk Driving

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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.