The Celebrity DUI Weekend Wrap-Up

This was a busy weekend for celebrity DUI news.

michaelsAl Michaels, the longtime sports broadcaster, was arrested in Santa Monica after allegedly making an illegal U-turn.  A breath test revealed a BAC of 0.08, which is exactly the “legal limit” for a DUI, and which makes it likely that he will get a reduced charge or dismissal.

witherspoonBoth actress Reese Witherspoon and her husband/agent Jim Toth were arrested in Atlanta, Georgia; Toth for DUI and Witherspoon for disorderly conduct.  Toth was pulled over for driving in the wrong lane and he blew 0.139 on a breath test.  Witherspoon, who later admitted that she had “one too many” was argumentative with the officer and tried to use her status as a celebrity to scare the officer.  It didn’t work.

harrellMuch more seriously, Robert Todd Harrell, the bass player for the band 3 Doors Down, was arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after a fatal crash in Nashville, Tennessee.  The police claim that Harrell was under the influence of a combination of prescription medications and hard cider.  Harrell is also charged with trying to sneak drugs into the jail.

One thought on “The Celebrity DUI Weekend Wrap-Up

  1. Pingback: This week in Celebrity, Musician and NFL DUIs | illinoisduilawyer

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s