Dina Lohan Denies Being Drunk During Arrest ... I Fled 'Cause It Was NBD

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Dina Lohan has answers to just about everything cops allege she did this weekend during her DWI arrest -- denying she was in the wrong or in the danger zone for booze.

LiLo's mother's attorney, Mark Jay Heller, tells TMZ ... Dina was leaving an Outback Steakhouse Saturday near her East Coast home, and as she was pulling her Mercedes out of the lot when she hit the other car, a Honda.

Heller says Dina didn't see any damage, and claims no one was injured ... so she left, thinking nothing of it. Soon enough, she had the cavalry behind her.

We're told Dina was surprised to see several cops tailing her as she got home -- the implication being, she didn't think she'd done anything wrong. As for that pesky breathalyzer, Heller says she refused it 'cause she was NOT drunk ... and thought they'd lie.

As for the police officer's claim, Dina fell on her face as she got out of the vehicle, Heller says that's BS, and claims the officer actually pushed her to the ground.

No word yet on whether she'll take legal action, but for now ... she's gonna have to take her case up with the State of NY. Dina's pled not guilty to DWI, and a laundry list of other traffic violations ... including leaving the scene of an accident.

Dina Lohan Fell On Her Face During DWI Arrest, Cops Say

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10:23 AM PT -- According to the felony complaint against Dina, obtained by TMZ, it looks like she might've taken a hard tumble while talking to the cop who eventually stopped her ... this after she allegedly fled the scene of an accident and got tailed by the victim.

Per the report, the responding officer says he tracked Dina down at her home, where her Mercedes was still running. The cop claims he detected a strong order of an alcoholic beverage on her breath and noticed Dina had glassy, bloodshot eyes too.

He goes on to say that when Dina finally stepped out of the car, she was "unsteady" on her feet and fell straight to the ground ... landing on her face. The officer says Dina claimed that he had pushed her ... and then, later, allegedly admitted to having 1 glass of wine.

The officer says Dina refused to submit to a breathalyzer, but he suspected she was driving under the influence and arrested her. She ended up getting booked on 5 other charges -- leaving the scene of an accident causing property damage and other driving infractions pertaining to an expired registration, driving on a suspended license and others.

8:07 AM PT -- Dina Lohan’s attorney Mark Jay Heller tells TMZ…"The arrest of Dina Lohan is most unfortunate. She was not evaluated for alcohol content in her blood at the time she was arrested. We have interposed a not guilty plea at her arraignment to all six charges. We look forward to attending court this Wednesday to fight the case. I was successful in getting her out without bail. She was released without bail by the judge."

Dina Lohan may have taken the Outback Steakhouse experience a little too far, because she may have t-boned another car outside the restaurant while driving drunk ... so claim the cops who arrested her.

Cops tell TMZ Lindsay Lohan's mom was driving a 2016 Mercedes Saturday at 7 PM when she struck another car outside the restaurant. She then allegedly fled the scene, but the woman in the other car chased her all the way to Dina's Long Island home.

Al Unser Jr. Goes Ballistic On Cops In DUI Video Cusses, Rants and Falls Down a Hill

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"You hunted my ass. F**k you!"

That's what racing legend Al Unser Jr. told a police officer during a DUI arrest in May -- right after he drunkenly fell down a hill in a wild arrest captured on video.

Unser -- who won the Indy 500 twice -- was pulled over in Avon, Indiana on May 20 when an officer saw him speeding and swerving all over the highway around 1:12 AM.

During the stop, the 57-year-old gets out of his car barefoot and smoking a cigarette -- and the officer immediately notices the smell of booze from both Unser and the car. Unser claims he reeks because he was "kissing on a girl" just 5 minutes before.

As the officer asks Unser to walk toward the sidewalk and out of the street, the racing legend stumbles over a curb and falls down an embankment.

The officer helps Unser up -- but Al is pissed off and accuses the cop of "hunting" for him that night ... just so he could pull over a famous person.

Once he gets cuffed and put in the cruiser, Al really gets mad -- dropping F-bomb after F-bomb after F-bomb ... while taunting the cop for the way he's driving.

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At one point, a rambling, babbling Unser makes a comment about "shooting" cops -- to which the officer replies, "Are you saying you want to shoot cops?"

Unser sort of explains that he meant the cops were TREATING him like someone who wants to shoot cops.

When the officer informs Unser he's going to jail for DUI, the racing legend begins to LAUGH MANIACALLY ... and then says, "Thank you very much you motherf**ker!"

Unser was eventually charged with DUI, improper lane change and speeding and was facing up to a year behind bars. But, he cut a sweet deal with prosecutors in August where he pled guilty to DUI and the remaining charges were dropped.

He was sentenced to 363 days of probation, 480 hours of community service and he must complete a victim impact panel, where he discusses the perils of drunk driving.

Al's driver's license was also suspended for a year from the date of the arrest.

The craziest part about the whole incident ... the arresting officer told Unser at the start of the arrest that he was a RACING FAN and seemed like he wanted to help Unser, not drop the hammer on him.

This wasn't Al's first DUI -- he was arrested in 2007 and 2011 and has talked publicly about his battles with alcohol.

Unser retired from racing in 2007 after a legendary career in which he won the Indy 500 in 1992 and 1994.

Ex-NFL Star Deltha O'Neal Charged With DUI After Fiery Crash ... Smiling Mug Shot

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7:07 AM PT -- TMZ Sports has obtained the mug shot from O'Neal's arrest earlier this month ... and the guy actually SMILED for the pic.

Ex-NFL star Deltha O'Neal broke his back and neck in a horrific car crash in August ... and now, prosecutors have hit the former DB with DUI after they say he was drunk during the fiery wreck.

According to court docs obtained by TMZ Sports, O'Neal and a passenger were on their way home from a Royal Palm Beach, Fl. bar on Aug. 7 when O'Neal lost control of his Mercedes.

Witnesses say the scene was wild ... claiming O'Neal's ride hopped a curb, slammed into a utility pole, ripped in half, skidded into trees and caught on fire.

According to the docs, O'Neal and his passenger were SERIOUSLY hurt ... with Deltha suffering a broken ankle, fractured back and neck, concussion, eye injury, brain bleed and an intestine injury.

The passenger, meanwhile, suffered even worse trauma ... with the docs saying the guy needed a 16-INCH ROD to repair a broken femur caused by the crash.

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Cops say after the two were transported to the hospital ... O'Neal reeked of booze -- and when they got his blood tests back, one of the results revealed O'Neal's BAC was .195.

Cops eventually issued a warrant for his arrest ... and, according to Miami jail records, ultimately picked up the 42-year-old earlier this month.

O'Neal -- who admitted to having a few beers before the crash -- has been hit with two counts of DUI ... and is due in court next month to face the charges.

O'Neal was a STUD for years in the NFL ... recording Pro Bowl appearances in 2001 with the Broncos and in 2005 with the Bengals.

In his 9-year career, Deltha record 34 interceptions and 389 combined tackles.

Originally published -- 12/18 12:33 PM PT

WWE's Jimmy Uso Found Not Guilty In DUI Case ... Despite Swerving Video

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WWE star Jimmy Uso was just found NOT GUILTY in his DUI case ... this despite police footage showing the wrestler clearly speeding, swerving and stumbling during the arrest.

A jury deliberated for about an hour in a Pensacola, Florida courtroom Wednesday ... and came back with a very favorable verdict for Uso (real name Jonathan Fatu).

No reason has been given for the verdict, according to the state attorney's office ... but it's great news for the 34-year-old -- 'cause dashcam video from his July 25 arrest seemed pretty damning.

The 6'3", 251-pound wrestler appeared to be speeding and was clearly swerving in his Cadillac Escalade ... and when an officer got him out of his car, he stumbled and spoke in circles.

In fact, in the police report, the arresting officer claimed Uso reeked so much of alcohol, he had to roll down his window on the ride to county jail.

According to WEAR-TV, the cop took the stand during Uso's court appearance Wednesday, and said, "Once he eventually started to get out of the vehicle, he appeared to have a hard time with the door handle and opening up the door."

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The officer added, "He was unable to get out of the vehicle and took a step or two and appeared to stumble, almost into the travel lane."

But, the jury clearly didn't feel that was enough to convict the guy.

Still, despite being acquitted of the DUI charge ... Uso still got stuck with the speeding ticket.

Elliott From 'E.T.' Used Toilet Water in DUI Urine Test ... Cops Suspect, He Denies

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Elliott from 'E.T.' allegedly tried to pull a fast one during his Oregon DUI stop by brazenly tampering with his urine test, then playing it cool in hopes of passing a blood alcohol test.

Henry Thomas refused to complete breathalyzer and field sobriety tests ... according to the Tualatin PD report on his October DUI arrest, and instead, he was taken to the station for a urine test.

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In the report, obtained by TMZ, cops say they placed the actor in a holding cell before requesting the urine sample. As an officer was reading Henry the consent form, cops say he interrupted, asked for the cup and went over to the toilet to get down to biz.

Police say the officer turned her back to Thomas' cell and continued reading the consent form, and heard him taking a leak. But, when he returned the cup, cops say it was not warm and the sample was completely clear and filled to the brim.

Cops asked Thomas if he tampered with the urine sample by dipping it into the toilet, and he denied it.

As we first reported, Tualatin cops responded to a call of Thomas being asleep at the wheel in the middle of an intersection, and say they found 'fast acting THC' in his car.

Anyway, cops say while they were transporting Thomas to a hospital for a blood test, he threatened to sue the police department and the city ... and bragged about being the child star from 'E.T.'

He got one more chance to provide another urine sample at the hospital, but police say the actor claimed he didn't have to pee and again insisted he didn't tamper with the earlier sample.

But, just like Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film, there's a happy ending for Elliott.

IF he cheated the pee test, he never got busted for it, because he took a sweet plea deal and won't spend any time behind bars.

Sam Hunt First Concert Since DUI Arrest ... Tells Crowd a Tour's Coming

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Sam Hunt's back in front of his fans for the first time since getting busted for a DUI ... and he says he'll be doing a lot more of it in 2020.

The country music star hit the stage Wednesday night at the RADIO.COM concert at Barclays Center in Brooklyn -- his first concert since his arrest in Nashville a few weeks back.

Sam didn't touch on the DUI, choosing to focus instead on just putting on a good show ... and making a big announcement about new music coming soon and a vow to hit the road and tour a lot more next year.

The Barclays show was Hunt's first time performing in NYC in over 2 years, and he played the hits like "Cop Car," "Body Like a Back Road," and "House Party" ... as you see in the clip.

Interestingly, he canceled his appearance Thursday night at the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Awards back in the city where he was arrested.

As we reported, cops said Hunt reeked of booze and his eyes were bloodshot when they pulled him over for allegedly driving the wrong way down a Nashville street.

Police say they asked for his driver's license, which was sitting in his lap, but Sam instead handed over a credit card and a passport. Cops say he also bombed his field sobriety test and blew a .173 -- more than twice the legal limit.

Sam was arrested, booked and released ... and he's been charged with DUI.

Hunt broke his silence a couple days later, saying he made some really bad choices and vowed not to repeat his mistakes.

Sam's scheduled to appear in court on January 17.

Sam Hunt My DUI Demonstrates ... 'Poor, Selfish Decision'

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Sam Hunt has gone public over his DUI Thursday, saying he made some really bad choices.

The country star just said, "Thursday night I decided to drive myself home after drinking at a friend's show in downtown Nashville. It was a poor and selfish decision and I apologize to everyone who was unknowingly put at risk and let down by it. It won't happen again."

Truth be told, it wasn't Thursday night ... it was Thursday at 6 AM. Hunt was in a bar Wednesday night partying with some folks, but the bars close at 2 AM. Cops saw Sam swerving and driving down the wrong side of the road at 6 AM, pulled him over and noticed he reeked of alcohol.

He was clearly wasted ... police asked for his driver's license, which was in his lap, but instead he gave them a credit card and his passport. He did poorly on the field sobriety test and blew a .173 ... way over the legal limit.

Sam was arrested, booked and released.  He's already been charged with DUI.

Elliott from 'E.T.' Cuts Sweet Plea Deal in DUI Case

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Elliott from 'E.T.' got one helluva plea deal in his DUI case despite putting himself in serious danger ... although the deal does come with strings attached.

Henry Thomas pled no contest to driving under the influence and reckless driving following his Oregon arrest -- but according to docs, obtained by TMZ, the actor won't have to phone home or E.T. from jail.

Instead of time behind bars, Thomas will enter into a diversion program for 1 year, pay a $500 fine, attend a one-time victim impact panel and have an ignition interlock device installed in his car.

Like we said, sweet deal considering how he got busted. Cops say they found Thomas passed out behind the wheel in the middle of a residential intersection. He was booked for DUI and later released on his own recognizance.

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Thomas, of course, is most famous for playing Elliott in Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film. More recently, he was in Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House."

'E.T.' Star Henry Thomas 'Fast Acting THC' Found in Car During DUI Arrest

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Henry Thomas had cannabis in his vehicle when he was busted for a DUI, which could explain him being zonked at the wheel ... this according to law enforcement.

As we reported ... Elliott from 'E.T.' was arrested last month in Oregon after the Tualatin PD responded to a call of him being asleep in the driver's seat at an intersection in a residential area.

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According to new court docs ... the responding officer arrived right after another driver had pounded on Thomas' window to wake him up, and noticed he had spit on his now-open window and it was running down the door. He allegedly also had spit on his jacket.

The cop claims she asked Thomas if he was having a medical issue and he said no, but he was slurring his speech and had droopy and bloodshot eyes. According to the docs, he said he didn't have anything to drink, but refused the field sobriety tests.

The officer claims Thomas was swaying as she talked to him so she placed him under arrest for DUI ... and located a bottle of "fast acting THC" in the driver's side door.

The Washington County Oregon Circuit Court clerk tells us ... Thomas' attorney pled not guilty on his behalf Friday to the misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence. He has another court date scheduled for later this month.

We reached out to the attorney ... no word back, so far.

Elliott from 'E.T.' Arrested for DUI Mug Shot Screams 'Ouch'

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10:31 AM PT -- Henry was released on his own recognizance around 9:30 AM this morning.

Elliott from 'E.T.' went from riding a bicycle under the influence of an alien ... to allegedly driving a car under the influence of a terrestrial substance.

Actor Henry Thomas was arrested Monday for DUI in Oregon. The Tualatin PD -- the agency that picked him up -- tells TMZ ... another motorist called 911 around 8:30 PM to report that someone was stopped in the middle of a residential intersection.

We're told that when cops arrived, they found Henry passed out behind the wheel, and officers had to wake him up. Although we're told that Henry's car didn't reek of booze to the police, they took him to the Washington County Jail on suspicion of DUI based on other signs of being intoxicated, which the Tualatin PD wouldn't clearly convey to us.

Either way, he was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence of intoxicants. Of course, Henry posed for this bleary-eyed mug shot too. As of now, it doesn't seem like he's been released yet. Presumably, cops are letting him sober up in jail.

The guy is obviously most known for his lead role as young Elliott from Steven Spielberg's iconic 1982 film, in which he befriends an extraterrestrial. He's gone on to act in tons of other stuff over the years ... most recently, in Netflix's "The Haunting of Hill House."

When it comes to this though ... ya gotta wonder if Henry was given his one "phone home" call. We can only hope so!!!

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Jenelle Evans' Ex Nathan Griffith Busted for DWI

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Jenelle Evans' ex-BF, Nathan Griffith, now has legal problems of his own ... because he just got arrested for DWI.

The "Teen Mom 2" star was busted Thursday around 5:30 PM in Cary, North Carolina. Nathan was arrested outside a grocery store where he was handcuffed and taken into custody.

The 32-year-old, whose home address is listed in South Carolina, posted $10k bond and was later released. He's due in court next month.

As you know very well by now ... Nathan and Jenelle were in a nasty custody dispute this summer over their 5-year-old son, Kaiser. Nathan even got into it with Jenelle's hubby, David Eason, and it wasn't pretty.

Jenelle regained custody of Kaiser.

Saints' P.J. Williams Pleads Guilty ... In Drunk Driving Case

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New Orleans Saints' P.J. Williams has one less thing to worry about before roster cuts this week ... the DB was able to close out his drunk driving case with a guilty plea to a lesser charge Tuesday.

Williams was pulled over for going 80 MPH in a 50 MPH zone in New Orleans just days after the Saints lost to the Rams in the NFC Championship Game on Jan. 20.

During the stop, cops suspected the 26-year-old was drunk ... and when he refused a breathalyzer test, he was arrested.

Williams was hit with a DWI charge as well as speeding, improper lane usage and failure to use a turn signal.

But, a court official tells TMZ Sports Williams cut a deal with prosecutors Tuesday and, in exchange for a guilty plea to a reduced charge of reckless operation of a vehicle -- his case was closed out.

We're told as part of the agreement, Williams -- who had his attorney appear for him in court -- was forced to pay a $340 fine.

Williams has been a solid member of the Saints' defense the past three seasons, logging 15 starts and 3 interceptions.

It's unclear if he'll make the New Orleans' final roster after cut day this weekend ... but after signing a 1-year, $2.2 MIL contract this offseason, he's probably a safe bet to make the squad.

Ex-'Deadliest Catch' Star 18 Months for DUI, Drug Bust

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Ex-"Deadliest Catch" star Jake Harris has been behind bars ever since his January arrest ... and it would behoove him to get comfy 'cause he's gonna be there a while longer.

According to legal docs obtained by TMZ ... Harris was sentenced to 18 months in Skagit County Corrections following his arrest on 2 felony charges ... driving under the influence and possession with intent to manufacture or deliver a controlled substance ... heroin.

As we reported ... Harris led state troopers on a chase in Skagit County, Washington when he took off with his RV. Cops say they noticed signs of drug use after they pulled him over -- pinpoint pupils, bloodshot eyes and a pale face. He was arrested and pled guilty to the 2 felony charges.

For a year after his release, Harris -- who was skipper of the Cornelia Marie before leaving "Deadliest Catch" in 2012 -- has to undergo an evaluation for drug dependency and he's not allowed to booze either. He'll also have to get an ignition interlock device installed in his whip for 6 months.

Al Unser Jr. Avoids More Jail Time In DUI Case ... Cuts Sweet Plea Deal

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Racing legend Al Unser Jr. won't have to spend any more time behind bars for his wild DUI arrest back in May ... 'cause TMZ Sports has learned he cut a sweet deal with prosecutors this week.

The 57-year-old was driving on an Indiana highway back on May 20 when police say they caught him going 59 MPH in a 45.

Cops say they saw his car swerving when they followed him to pull him over ... and when they stopped him, they say he wreaked of booze and showed all the signs of being drunk.

In fact, officers say he was so wasted, when they asked him to walk to the side of the road near his car so they could conduct sobriety tests ... he lost his balance and rolled down an embankment.

After Unser refused to do sobriety tests ... cops took him to the hospital to have his blood drawn -- and officers say, during their entire interaction with the driver, he was "verbally hostile."

Eventually, Unser was hit with three charges for the incident -- DUI, improper lane change and speeding.

But, a court official tells TMZ Sports, Unser cut a deal with prosecutors this week ... and in exchange for a guilty plea on the DUI charge -- the other 2 counts were dropped.

Unser's punishment for the agreement was a pretty good one for him, considering he was facing up to a year behind bars and a slew of fines and fees.

A court official says Unser got 363 days of probation, 480 hours of community service, and must complete a "victim impact panel" (which generally means Unser will be required to publicly speak about the perils of drunk driving).

Unser also had his driver's license suspended for 365 days from the May 20 arrest ... although the court is allowing him to drive for essential things like work, church, grocery store, etc.

Unser was also required to pay $386.50 in fines and court fees.

Unser's has had several problems with drinking and driving in the past ... he was previously popped for DUI in 2007 and 2011. He was also arrested in 2002 after a booze-fueled altercation with his then-girlfriend.

Unser has spoken publicly about his issues with alcohol and has tried to get help multiple times.

Unser retired from racing back in 2007 after a stellar career which includes an Indy 500 win in 1992 and again in 1994.

Darren McFadden Charged With 2 Misdemeanors In Crazy Whataburger Case

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Prosecutors have finally hit Darren McFadden with charges in his wild Whataburger case ... charging the ex-NFL star with 2 misdemeanors that carry jail time if he's convicted.

McFadden was arrested back on January 21 after cops say the 31-year-old was asleep at the wheel of his 2019 GMC Yukon in the drive-thru at a Whataburger in Texas.

Officials say during the incident, McFadden resisted officers ... and it all ended up with the ex-running back's driver's side and passenger windows being smashed in.

Now, TMZ Sports has learned prosecutors have finally hit Darren with charges for the altercation -- charging him with resisting arrest and DUI with a BAC of greater than or equal to .15.

Both counts are defined as Class A misdemeanors in Texas ... which means McFadden is facing up to 2 YEARS behind bars and $8,000 in fines if he's convicted.

McFadden is due in court in October to face the charges.

Darren was a superstar at Arkansas before the Oakland Raiders drafted him with the 4th overall pick in the 2008 NFL Draft.

He started 75 games in his 10-year NFL career ... playing 7 seasons with the Raiders and three with the Dallas Cowboys.