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Famous People with DUIs

Posted by Richard Wagner | Jun 24, 2022

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Former Raider Wide Receiver Henry Ruggs has been sentenced to three to 10 years in prison. According to reports, he pleaded guilty to one count of DUI resulting in death and one count of misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter. He was accused of driving at 156 mph, and having a blood alcohol level of 0.16 percent. According to reports, prosecutors charged Ruggs with DUI resulting in death, DUI resulting in substantial bodily harm, two counts of reckless driving resulting in death or substantial bodily harm, and a misdemeanor count of possession of a firearm while under the influence.

According to the press release, on August 23, 2022, Paul Pelosi was convicted of Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol Causing Injury in Napa County Superior Court when he entered a guilty plea.

The main parts of his sentence include 3 years of summary probation, a $1723 court fine; 5 days in jail; pay $4927.53 in victim restitution, he cannot drive a car unless it has an ignition device for the next 1 year; and the Department of Motor Vehicles will suspend Mr. Pelosi's driver's license for one year based on the conviction.

Vince Vaughn aka Double V was arrested at a DUI sobriety checkpoint in Manhattan Beach according to reports. Vaughn was sentenced to three years of summary probation and ordered to complete a three-month alcohol program. 

Oscar De La Hoya was arrested for DUI. According to reports, the Golden Boy, “was stopped about 1:57 a.m. for speeding in Pasadena in his Land Rover, an officer detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage, and took him into custody after failing field sobriety tests.”

“As for his [blood-alcohol concentration], he was over the legal limit,” according to CHP spokesperson Officer Xavier Bejar.

Tiger Woods got his DUI drugs reduced to reckless driving. According to reports, police said the Tiger was found asleep at the wheel in his Mercedes in Jupiter, Florida. The car was stopped in the right lane and partially in the bike lane with the engine running. 

MLB Pitcher Danny Duffy was arrested for being under the suspicion of DUI  -according to an Overland Park police spokesperson.

WHB reporter Kevin Kietzman said police were called after Duffy fell asleep in his car in a Burger King drive-through. The pitcher reportedly tried to get someone to drive his car for him in order to avoid an arrest.

Justin Bieber was charged with drunken driving and driving without a valid license in Miami Beach. According to reports, a Miami Beach police officer saw Justin driving a yellow Lamborghini in a race against a red Ferrari in a residential area of Miami Beach. 

CHP arrested Kevin Hart in the early morning for a misdemeanor DUI near Los Angeles. According to reports, the cops pulled Kevin over and arrested him at 4:51 a.m. 

Lindsay Lohan was arrested for misdemeanor driving under the influence. According to reports, it was her second incident in less than two months in which Lohan had been investigated for driving under the influence.

According to reports, Iron Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to driving under the influence in Arizona.

According to reports, police arrested Khloe Kardashian in Los Angeles County for driving under the influence. The judge sentenced Khloe to community service, probation, and the DUI program.

Al Michaels was arrested on DUI charges after allegedly making an illegal U-turn in a business district in Santa Monica, California. According to reports, the Santa Monica Police Department was conducting a DUI/driver's license checkpoint that night. Michaels did not go through the checkpoint.

According to reports, California State Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo pleaded no contest in January 2024 to driving under the influence of alcohol. She was ordered to attend and complete a 3-month DUI program, attend a Mothers Against Drunk Driving class, perform 50 hours of community service, and pay about $2,000 in restitution. Although the article does not state this, she was most likely ordered to pay around $2000 in fines and fees. However, the reference in the LA Times article to $2k in restitution could mistakenly mean the money Ms. Carrillo owes the court in fines and fees. However, the article did note that the Assemblymember was involved in a traffic accident, which would result in restitution. But, the restitution amount is usually determined weeks after the plea is entered.

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