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Entertainment Legal Bouts and Justice

Former Prison Break Star Lane Garrison Settles with Victim’s Family

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison During His Trial

Lane Garrison, who starred on Prison Break, was arrested and charged with vehicular manslaughter back in 2006 when he killed 17-year old Vahagn Setian while drunk driving.

Garrison, who pleaded guilty to the charge and is currently serving 40 months in prison, reached a financial settlement with the parents of Setian earlier this week. The settlement comes from a civil suit filed by the Setians last year for the wrongful death of their son. The exact amount remains confidential.

Garrison has reached a settlement with Michelle Ohana, who was 15 at the time of the crash, and spent two months in a wheelchair due to her injuries.

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April 23, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Lawsuit, Wrongful Death | , , , , | 1 Comment

Donte Stallworth Surrenders to Court for DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth faces DUI Manslaughter

Donte Stallworth, who is the Cleveland Browns wide receiver, surrendered himself to the Miami-Dade court system today on charges of DUI manslaughter.  The charges come from a car crash on March 14th involving Stallworth and 59-year old Mario Reyes, who was killed in the incident.  Stallworth had been drinking at a Miami Beach hotel, and police records state that his BAC .126 after the accident.

Stallworth, who also faces a separate DUI charge, could be sentenced to 15 years in prison if convicted.  He is currently scheduled for a April 23 arraignment date, and has been released on $200,000 bail.

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April 2, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Sports Athlete, traffic violation, Under Arrest | , , , , , | Leave a comment

Former Seattle Seahawks NFL Player Arrested for DUI

Brian Bosworth Arrested for DUI

Brian Bosworth Arrested for DUI

Brian Bosworth, who had an explosive and semi-controversial career in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks and in the NCAA with the University of Oklahoma, has been arrested for DUI in Los Angeles early this morning.

Bosworth was pulled over by police for not having a license plate on his Harley motorcycle.  Cops smelled alcohol and administered a breathalyzer test, which Bosworth failed.

Bail has been set at $5000.

March 6, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Sports Athlete, Under Arrest | , , , | Leave a comment

Charles Barkley Going to Jail for DUI Conviction

Barkley Pleads Guilty to DUI

Barkley Pleads Guilty to DUI

In a follow up to our story about Charles Barkley being arrested for DUI back on December 31st, yesterday Barkley pled guilty in Arizona to two counts of driving under the influence and an additional charge of running a stop sign.

Barkley has been sentenced to ten days behind bars at an yet-to-be-determined Arizona jail.  He will only have to serve five days if he completes an alcohol education program. In addition, Barkle will have to pay $2000 in fines.

February 24, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Prison, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment

TV Actor Gary Collins Charged for DUI in Santa Barbara

Gary Collins 1/31 Mugshot

Gary Collins 1/31 Mugshot

70-year old Gary Collins was arrested on January 31st in Santa Barbara California for a DUI after being pulled over for erratic driving.

Collins is reported to have blown a .29 blood alcohol content level, over four times the limit in California.  Collins has been officially charged with a DUI and for driving with a BAC of .08 or higher.  There is no word if  Collins has a drunk driving charges lawyer or if they will make a statement.

Collins has been previously served jail time for a prior DUI charge.

February 20, 2009 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Under Arrest | , , , | 3 Comments

NBA Star Charles Barkley Arrested in Arizona on DUI Suspicion

Charles Barkley Suspected of DUI

Charles Barkley Suspected of DUI

Charles Barkley, former NBA star for the Philadelphia 76ers and Phoenix Suns, was arrested early this morning for suspicion of drunk driving.

Barkley was pulled over by local members of a law enforcement task force after running a stop sign.  He refused to take a breath test, but submitted to a blood test, the results of which are not yet available.

After being processed and cited, he was released and left the Old Town area scene, one of the trendy areas of the Phoenix metro area, in a taxi.

After Barkley’s arrest, Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler stated that “there was nothing unusual about how he was taken into custody” and “was treated exactly like we treat anybody else.”

December 31, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, Drunk Driving, DUI, Sports Athlete, Under Arrest | , , , , | 1 Comment

Trading Spaces Host Doug Wilson Busted on DUI

Early Tuesday morning, December 30th, Doug Wilson of “Trading Spaces” fame was arrested by police in Decatur, Illinois.

Wilson failed to yield to an emergency vehicle and was later pulled over by said vehicle, which happened to be a police car. Wilson was charged with multiple crimes including aggravated DUI, driving on a suspended license and illegal transportation of alcohol.

Wilson was released later that day on a $1000 bond after being jailed.

December 31, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity Wannabe, Drunk Driving, DUI | , , , | Leave a comment

First Husband of Britney Spears Serving Sentence for DUI Conviction

Jason Alexander Mugshot

Jason Alexander Mugshot

Jason Alexander, the friend and first husband of Britney Spears, whose wedding was annulled after just a few days, is currently serving a ten day jail sentence for a prior DUI conviction.  He will be released December 9th.

December 4, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity Wannabe, Drunk Driving, DUI | , | 2 Comments

Follow Up to Heather Locklear’s Arrest for Driving Under the Influence

Back in September, we reported that Heather Locklear had been arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs.  Locklear has now been officially charged with one count of driving under the influence of drugs, due to prescription medication in her system that Santa Barbara DDA says “could have impaired her ability to safely drive a motor vehicle.”

No alcohol or illegal substances were found in samples taken from her at the time of her arrest.

November 18, 2008 Posted by | Celebrity, DUI | , , , | Leave a comment

Supporting Actor in The Big Lebowski Sentenced in DUI Arrest

Dom Irrera Sentenced in DUI Arrest

Dom Irrera Sentenced in DUI Arrest

Comedian Dom Irrera, who played Tony the Limo Driver in The Big Lebowski, has plead no contest to charges of driving under the influence.  Irrera was pulled over late in September in North Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving.

Irrera has been sentenced to three years probation, charged with $1700 in fines and must attend alcohol education classes.

No word if Irrera was drinking White Russians or oat sodas the night of his arrest.  He probably should have just stuck to a good sarsaparilla.

November 11, 2008 Posted by | Drunk Driving, DUI, Under Arrest | , , , , | Leave a comment