7 infamous Celeb DUI
Any one would think that with all their money, celebs would opt for limos rather than driving their vehicles under the influence, yet they continue to guzzle down those drinks and intake all manner of other substances before driving off in to the sunset (or the back of a truck, as the case may be).
7. Paris Hilton
In 2006 Paris Hilton was charged with not one but two offences when she was found to be driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08, after she was found to be driving all over the road in LA. For this instance she was sentenced to 3 years of probation, mandatory attendance at an alcohol education program, and was fined $1,500, which she probably found floating around at the bottom of her bag.
6. Reese Witherspoon
Reese has always been the golden girl of Hollywood, so when she and her husband were arrested for DUI (her husband on DUI, and her on obstruction charges) the world over went in to shock; and when the video emerged of her rantings to police officers, it looked like her reputation was well and truly blown. The video showed Witherspoon astounded that the officers didn’t know who she was, stumbling around and even claiming to be pregnant.
5. Justin Bieber
Ahhh the Bieber, who wants to see this wonderful young man fail? Well, pretty much everyone it seems, and when he got arrested recently for DUI it was as if all the Christmases had come at once for the world’s media. Toxicology reports consequently showed that he tested positive for marijuana and prescription medication.
4. George Michael
Well where do we start? We could write a 10,000 word essay on the number of times George Michael has had run ins with the law for traffic offences, however most infamous of these was where he crashed into the back of a lorry (and then a few years down the road he again crashed into a building). This is one of our favourite DUI tales at Alpha-Batteries.
Once in court, Michael pled guilty to driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, for which he was sentenced to eight weeks in jail and a fine of £3,000. Of this he served 4 weeks inside, and 4 on probation.
3. Lindsey Lohan
Lindsey Lohan has been known as one of the most frequently arrested celebs ever, and it all began with a DUI, where, in 2006, she was found driving under the influence, driving on a suspended license and in possession of cocaine.
2. Carmine Giovinazzo
How fitting that a star of a crime show would get arrested; CSI: NY star, Carmine Giovinazzo was found to be twice the legal limit when she was arrested, however what really makes this DUI infamous is her attitude for being arrested. Far from a Reese Witherspoon strop, Giovinazzo was reported to have been one of the most polite DUI suspects ever.
1. Mel Gibson
When Mel Gibson was arrested in 2006 for DUI, the drink driving would be the least of his problems by the end of the arrest. Now famous the world over, Gibson went on an anti Semitic rant, following which many predicted his career to be over, but fast forward 7 years and it seems all but forgotten in the land of Hollywood.