From the Edmonton Journal:
Actor Henry Thomas reportedly tried to bluff police officers with a fake urine sample after he was arrested for DUI in Oregon.
The star, famous for his role in 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, allegedly tried to use toilet water instead of a urine sample in the hopes of passing his blood-alcohol test.
According to a report from the Tualatin Police Department obtained by TMZ, he refused to complete his breathalyzer and field sobriety tests when pulled over in October, so he was taken into custody.
After being placed in a holding cell, the 48-year-old was asked for a urine sample, and requested to use the toilet to fulfil the request.
However, police say he then attempted to swap the water for urine when the officer turned his back.
The report described the sample as “not warm, clear and filled to the brim,” although Thomas apparently denied tampering with the sample.
Thomas initially pleaded not guilty to the count, but after reaching a no-jail agreement with prosecutors, he pleaded no contest to DUI and reckless driving.
In return, he will spend a year in a diversion programme, attend a one-off victim impact panel, and have an ignition interlock device installed in his car, requiring him to take a breath test before being allowed to start the engine.
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.
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.
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