Chief Keef arrested for DUI-Drugs in Miami

From the Miami Herald

Chicago rapper Chief Keef, who got his start by posting YouTube videos, was arrested Saturday in Miami Beach and charged with DUI, according to a police report.

Chief Keef, whose real name is Keith Cozart, 21, had “bloodshot, watery, droopy eyes” and “had a cup filled with a syrupy liquid known as sizzurp, which is also known as ‘lean’ or ‘purple drank,’ ” an officer wrote in a report.

Sizzurp is a mixture of codeine-based prescription cough syrup and soda.

According to the report, officers saw Cortez McElrath jump out of the passenger side of a green two-door McLaren — driven by Cozart — while it was stopped at a red light.

McElrath then ran to an Altima behind them and handed the front passenger, Eddie Bryant, “a bag with a green leafy substance,” according to the report.

When McElrath saw police, he ran back to the McLaren, police said. An officer stopped him, held him at Taser-point and placed him in handcuffs, according to the report.

Meanwhile, another officer held Cozart at Taser-point because he “was moving his hands around in the vehicle,” the officer wrote.

More officers arrived, and the three people in the Altima were also detained. Marijuana was found in that car, police said.

McElrath and Bryant were both arrested and charged with possession of marijuana. Devante Reaves, who was a passenger in the Altima, was also charged with marijuana possession and had an outstanding warrant. Reaves also had nine fraudulent credit cards, police said. Jamil Perkins, the driver of the Altima, was arrested for having a suspended license. Perkins had four fraudulent credit cards, police said.

Cozart was charged with DUI after he “he did not perform to standard” on his sobriety test, an officer wrote. The officer said that Cozart then stated: “It’s OK, when you find weed in my urine, I’ll just get my attorney to get my marijuana card.”

The officer added that Cozart spontaneously stated, “You’ll find weed in me.”

Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope arrested for DUI

The Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested for DUI on Wednesday in Auburn Hills, Michigan.  The good news for him is that a his BAC was barely at the legal limit of 0.08.

From the Click on Detroit website:

Detroit Pistons’ star guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday on suspicion of drunken driving in Auburn Hills, officials confirmed.

Police said Caldwell-Pope was pulled over around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road after being clocked driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The advanced roadside impairment officer said when he walked up to the car, he smelled alcohol. He put Caldwell-Pope through sobriety tests and placed him under arrest, police said.

Caldwell-Pope was “very cooperative” with the officer, authorities said. He was issued a ticket for DUI after a Breathalyzer test at the police station registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.08.

The incident came hours after the Pistons’ Tuesday night loss to the Miami Heat, which at the time dropped them 2 1/2 games behind the Heat for the final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference.

Oscar De La Hoya arrested for DUI

From MSN Sports:

Oscar De La Hoya’s troubled past with substance abuse crept its way to the forefront again early Tuesday morning.

The Hall of Fame boxer and CEO of Golden Boy Promotions was arrested by the California Highway Patrol and charged with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood alcohol content of .08% or greater, according to a police report obtained by USA TODAY Sports.

De La Hoya, 43, was observed speeding in a Land Rover on Del Mar Blvd., west of Arroyo Blvd., in Pasadena, according to police. After he was stopped, the officer detected the odor of alcohol on De La Hoya’s breath. The former four-division champion failed several field sobriety tests and was arrested without incident at 1:57 a.m. PT. De La Hoya was later released from jail to his manager.

Former NHL star Ray Bourque gets probation for DUI

From Sports Illustrated:

Hockey Hall of Famer Ray Bourque was sentenced to one year of probation on Wednesday after entering an “admission to sufficient facts” plea to a charge of drunk driving.

The former Boston Bruins star also was handed a 45-day suspension of his driver’s license in addition to a mandatory 180-day suspension for refusing to take a breathalyzer test on scene. He must attend drug and alcohol education classes as well.

The sentence falls in line with state standards for first offenses.

Admission to sufficient facts is not the same as an admission of guilt, but it is tantamount to admitting that the prosecution has sufficient evidence to obtain a guilty verdict. SI.com legal expert Michael McCann says there were at least three main advantages for Bourque in pleading this way.

“Bourque avoids a guilty plea or a guilty verdict, which is important in terms of avoiding a criminal record with a guilty plea or verdict on it,” he said. “Avoiding a guilty plea/verdict is similarly valuable for Bourque in terms mitigating any adverse consequences to Bourque’s insurance policies and limiting impact on his ability to travel to and from other countries.
“Bourque’s case is now continued without a guilty finding, which would impose a more severe punishment than what Bourque now faces. [And] assuming that Bourque complies with the judge’s instructions, the judge will dismiss the case around this time next year.”

According to the police report, Bourque was arrested at 11:30 pm on June 24 after he rear-ended a mini-van with his Mercedes-Benz. Authorities say Bourque admitted on scene to “having a few drinks.” A test administered later revealed his blood alcohol level was .249, more than three times the legal limit.

Bourque pleaded not guilty in his first court appearance last week, but changed his plea on Wednesday.

Disney Channel actress Debby Ryan gets probation for DUI

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From the N.Y. Post’s Page Six:

Debby Ryan is ready to put her DUI behind her.

Two months after the Disney Channel starlet was arrested for drunk driving after she smashed her Audi into a Mercedes in Los Angeles, she’s pleaded no contest to a charge of reckless driving, reports TMZ.

The plea means that the “Jessie” star, 23, won’t have to spend any time in jail, but she will be on probation for three years, must complete a three-month DUI program and perform community service.

As a result of the plea, two misdemeanors against the actress, one for driving under the influence and another for driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or below, were dismissed.

While a no contest plea means Ryan does not admit guilt nor disputes the charges against her, in California it still results in a criminal conviction.

A representative for Ryan declined to comment.

Actress who plays Judge “Maximum Moxley” arrested for DUI

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Soap opera star Jensen Buchanan, who plays Judge Moxley, i.e., “Maximum Moxley on The Young and the Restless, was arrested for DUI after driving into oncoming traffic and causing a collision with major injuries to another person.

She is certainly hoping that she does not face a judge with a similar nickname.

From Entertainment Tonight:

Soap opera star Jensen Buchanan was arrested for driving under the influence after causing a car crash in Buellton, California, on Wednesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.

According to the collision report, the 53-year-old actress, best known for her roles in One Life to Live and Another World, also caused major injuries to another driver in the wrong-way crash.

“The immediate cause is under investigation — our understanding is she allowed [her] vehicle to cross the double yellow lines,” John Ortega, public information officer for the Buellton office of the CHP told ET. “There were two parties involved — a driver in each vehicle.”

According to the police report obtained by ET, at approximately 6:19 a.m., Buchanan’s vehicle, a black Mercedes S550, drifted across the solid double yellow lines of the road as she was driving eastbound on State Route 154. The documents claim that she drove directly into the path of a driver of a white Ford C-Max, causing a head-on traffic collision.

Police say Buchanan and the other driver, Bradley Asolas, a 56-year-old man from Camarillo, California, were transported to the Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. Buchanan was treated for minor injuries and arrested for DUI. Asolas was treated for major injuries.

“It is confirmed Jensen Buchanan as the driver of a black Mercedes,” Ortega also told ET. “Jensen Buchanan was arrested for DUI — she had minor injuries and went to Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital. As far as law enforcement is aware, she is still there. The other party had major injuries and was also taken to Cottage Hospital — there is no update on his condition.”

The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department confirmed to ET that Buchanan was booked charges of driving under the influence of alcohol/drugs with injury or death and driving under the influence of .08 alcohol causing bodily injury, She is being held on $100,000 bail.

Rams safety T.J. McDonald arrested for DUI after crash

From ESPN.com:

Los Angeles Rams safety T.J. McDonald was arrested Tuesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesperson confirmed Tuesday night that McDonald was arrested after he allegedly ran into a parked car on the 22900 block of Gershwin Drive in Woodland Hills, California.

After police arrived at the scene, they evaluated and arrested McDonald at 8:30 a.m. PT and booked him at about 3:40 p.m. for a misdemeanor charge of driving under the influence-other. The “other” designation means that McDonald was suspected to be under the influence of something other than alcohol.

McDonald was released on $300 in bail at about 6:20 p.m. He has a tentative court date set for June 3 at 8:30 a.m. in Van Nuys Municipal court.

“We are aware of the incident involving T.J. McDonald this morning,” the Rams said in a statement released Tuesday. “We are gathering information and will have no further comment at this time.”

McDonald, who played his college football at nearby Southern California, was a third-round pick of the Rams in the 2013 NFL draft. He has started 37 games with 219 tackles, four sacks, two interceptions and two fumble recoveries in his three NFL seasons.

Earlier this offseason, Rams running back Tre Mason was arrested on suspicion of possession of marijuana, reckless driving, failure to register a motor vehicle and resisting arrest.