WWE Wrestler Uso arrested for DUI

From ATT.net news:

WWE Superstar Jimmy Uso was arrested early Thursday morning for driving under the influence near Pensacola, Florida.

TMZ Sports reports that the 33-year-old wrestler was reportedly speeding when an officer noticed he was “swerving left and right.” According to TMZ Sports, the police report states that Jimmy Uso, real name Jonathan Fatu, smelled of alcohol and refused DUI tests when the officer tried to administer it.

Fatu was reportedly booked at 3:04 a.m. for DUI.

Real Housewives star Alexa Curtin arrested for failing to appear in court for DUI case

From RadarOnline:

Ex Real Housewives Opens a New Window. of Orange County Housewives star Alexa Curtin Opens a New Window. has plead not guilty to driving under the influence of drugs after her shocking Sunday arrest Opens a New Window. , RadarOnline.com can exclusively reveal.

Alexa, 26, who appeared in court on Tuesday, July 23, had multiple bench warrants for her arrest because she failed to show up to court for her past scheduled court appearances.

Alexa was apprehended by bail bondsmen on July 21, according to Orange County Sheriff’s officials. She was then arrested and booked at Orange County Central Women’s Jail. The troubled reality TV Star finally appeared in front of a judge Tuesday afternoon.

The judge ordered Alexa to return to court on August 2 and set her bail at $65,000.

Orange County prosecutors initially charged the troubled reality star with a misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug Opens a New Window. and a misdemeanor driving without a valid drivers license.

Here is the original story of her arrest last year from RadarOnline:

Alexa Curtin was reportedly charged recently with driving under the influence of a drug. According to The Blast Opens a New Window. , court records show that The Real Housewives of Orange County Opens a New Window. star Lynne Curtin’s daughter Alexa, who has had various legal issues, was charged with allegedly driving under the influence on June 6, 2017. Now she’s been charged with that — and was also cited for driving without a valid driver license.

Law enforcement sources told The Blast that Costa Mesa police officers were called to the scene of an accident at around 2:45 PM on that day in June. Insiders claimed to the website that Alexa had crashed her car Opens a New Window. and cops came to investigate.

While on the scene, the police believed that Alexa, who had been driving the car Opens a New Window. , appeared to be under the influence. “Police had her perform a field sobriety test, which we’re told she failed,” The Blast reported.

Alexa submitted to a blood test by police and the results came back allegedly showing a cocktail of prescription drugs, including Clonazepam (aka Klonopin) and opioids.

 

Dwight Gooden arrested for second DUI within weeks

From the New York Post:

Addled former Mets ace Dwight Gooden was arrested Monday night for driving under the influence after heading the wrong way down a one-way street in Newark, NJ — just weeks after another DUI bust involving cocaine, sources told The Post.

The legendary ex-pitcher known as “Doc” — who has been in and out of rehab for years for drug and alcohol addiction — was a mess when he was picked up on Vincent Street near Ferry Street in the Ironbound section around 11:10 p.m., sources said.

“He pissed himself. He was clearly buzzed, really kind of f–ked up,” said an Essex County law enforcement source.

Still, Gooden, who lives in Piscataway, “was cooperative and polite,” the source said.

The source added that Gooden told cops at the scene that he was diabetic. It’s unclear if he actually is, although his late father was diabetic.

Gooden’s car, a four-door black Chrysler, was towed after his arrest, and he was taken to University Hospital in Newark, sources said. A hospital operator said the medical center had no patients by that name Tuesday afternoon.

Read the entire story here.

Dwight Gooden arrested for DUI, Possession of cocaine

From Fox News:

Troubled Mets pitcher Dwight Gooden was busted last month in New Jersey for possession of cocaine and driving under the influence, The Post has learned.

The retired pitcher, best known as “Doc,” was arrested June 7 by Holmdel police, who pulled him over just before 1 a.m. and allegedly found him with “two small green zip-lock style plastic baggies containing suspected cocaine,” according to a criminal complaint filed by the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office.

Gooden was pulled over for driving too slowly on a highway, failing to maintain the lane and for having overly tinted windows, which are illegal in the Garden State, prosecutor’s spokesman Christopher Swendeman said.

He was charged with third-degree possession of a controlled dangerous substance, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia and being under the influence at the time, the complaint obtained by The Post on Friday shows.

He also was ticketed for driving under the influence, which is a municipal offense.

UFC fighter Desmond Green charged with manslaughter after DUI crash that killed 2 women

From TMZ:

Read the entire story here:  https://www.tmz.com/2019/06/26/ufcs-desmond-green-deadly-car-crash-faces-dui-manslaughter/

A Second Little Women: Atlanta reality star arrested for DUI

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Last October, a former cast member of Little Women:  Atlanta received a 16 sentence for a fatal DUI crash.  Apparently that was not a sufficient wake-up call for her fellow reality stars.

From TMZ:

Little Women: Atlanta” star Ashley “Minnie” Ross says she had just 1 beer when she got busted for DUI.

According to a police report obtained by TMZ … cops in Chattanooga, Tennessee were notified Thursday just before 3 AM of a female slumped over in the driver’s seat of an SUV. When cops responded, they woke up the 4’3” reality star and immediately smelled booze on her breath.

When asked if she had any drinks earlier that night, cops say Minnie told them she had just 1 beer. She was instructed to get outta the car and given a series of field sobriety tests, which she bombed … swaying and using her arm for balance.

She was asked to recite the alphabet from letter E and stop at W … but Minnie stopped at Z. She was asked to count backward from 69 and stop at 39 but she stopped at 1.

Despite the very detailed police report … a source close to Minnie says she passed all of the field sobriety tests and she was texting — not asleep at the wheel — when cops showed up.

Minnie was placed under arrest for DUI and taken to Hamilton County Jail without incident. She was later released on bail.

Al Unser, Jr. arrested for Operating While Intoxicated

Al Unser, Jr., the 2 time Indy 500 winner, was arrested for operating while intoxicated.  This is not his first appearance on this blog.  In 2012, I posted that he was convicted for his second DUI.  At that time, his lawyer claimed that he was “taking steps to make sure that it doesn’t happen again.”   Unfortunately, those changes did not stick.

From the Indianapolis Star:

Retired race car driver Al Unser Jr. was arrested early Monday after Avon police said he was speeding while under the influence, and stumbled down an embankment moments before refusing to take a sobriety test.

Unser, 57, was booked into the Hendricks County Jail at 3:21 a.m. Online court records show that he has been formally charged with misdemeanor operating a vehicle while intoxicated endangering a person, as well as infractions for improper lane usage and speeding.

He was released on bond Monday afternoon.

Unser won the Indianapolis 500 in 1992 and 1994. He has competed in the race 19 times, most recently in 2007.

According to court documents, Unser was pulled over at 1:12 a.m. Monday when an Avon police officer clocked his black Volkswagen Beetle in the 500 block of Ronald Reagan Parkway going 59 mph in a 45 mph zone.

When Unser’s northbound vehicle sped past, the police officer began to follow, court documents said. The officer observed Unser’s Beetle drift from the northbound lane into the turning lane for westbound traffic before drifting back into the northbound lane.

The officer turned on his lights to pull over the vehicle, but police said Unser continued north for a short distance before coming to a stop in the 300 block of Ronald Reagan Parkway.

The officer observed that Unser had red, glossy eyes, and his speech was slurred, court documents said. When the officer noticed the smell of alcohol, he asked Unser if he had been drinking, and Unser said that he had not.

Unser was asked to step out of the vehicle and he complied, pulling himself from the Beetle and staggering while walking to the rear of the car, court documents said.

The officer gestured Unser to walk over to the shoulder of the road for safety, but Unser walked onto the embankment, lost his balance, fell to the ground and rolled down the embankment, court documents said.

Unser was helped to his feet and again denied that he had been drinking. He then refused to take a field sobriety test, the documents said.

With the sobriety test refusal and signs of impairment, the officer placed Unser in handcuffs and took him to the Avon Police Department. A warrant to perform a blood draw was obtained, and the test was conducted at Hendricks Regional Hospital.

Two vials of blood were drawn from Unser’s arm at 3:02 a.m., and Unser was placed under arrest on suspicion of operating while intoxicated with a blood draw pending.

In court documents, the arresting officer said that Unser was hostile towards officers throughout the interaction.

Read the entire story here: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/crime/2019/05/20/al-unser-jr-arrested-owi-dui-avon-indiana-indy-500/3738991002/