We can not help it. We all love to hear the stories of our favorite celebrities getting into trouble. One of the most familiar stories you see in the tabloids is “(insert celebrity’s name here) arrested for DUI.” Although some DUI stories are straight forward and not very exciting, there are just as many for you to get a good laugh at. Here is a List of the top 4 celebrity DUI stories.
Celebrity DUI, Kevin Hart:
On April 14, 2013, police arrested Kevin Hart for DUI. His arrest took place at 4:30 in the morning when he was going 90 miles an hour when he nearly missed a gas tanker. Hart was driving on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles. Hart himself held nothing back when describing the incident on Twitter. He states “When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said ‘WHY WASTE OUR TIME…I‚ÄôM DRUNK MAN.” Most celebrities try to hide the fact that they are driving while intoxicated, however, in this case, Mr. Hart seems to be proud of this. Hart went on to tweet “I‚Äôm officially a thug, I spent 6hrs in jail last night…I got pulled over 3blocks from my house.¬†I did 6,000 push ups & 13,000 sit ups while I was in the pin….shout out to my celly ‚ÄúMark‚Äù we exchanged war stories.” Hart later took to Twitter to let all of his followers know that drinking and driving is dangerous and is not something to laugh about. He states “drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of this!”
Celebrity DUI, Kiefer Sutherland
Kiefer Sutherland is one of the most talented actors out right now. He is not just a member of the Celebrity DUI list once but four times. Yes, that’s correct Sutherland has four DUI arrests on his record. Sutherlands DUI arrests came in 1989, 1993, 2004, and then lastly in 2007. Another incident involving heavy drinking but no arrest occurred one night in 2006. Sutherland was out with a couple of friends when another man kept interrupting them. Eventually, Sutherland stood up punched the guy right in the face and sat back down to have a drink as if nothing had happened. Sutherland has not had a run in with the cops in a few years which lead many people to believe he has his drinking under control.
Celebrity DUI, Haley Joel Osment
Osment has one of the younger DUI stories you’ll ever hear. At 18 Osment was charged with three misdemeanors including driving under the influence. The¬†Sixth Sense star lost control of his car, hit a mailbox with a brick base and flipped over. At the time of his arrest, Osment was also driving while in possession of marijuana. Although police found Osment’s BAC to be only .05 which is not over the legal limit, it is for someone under the age of 21. Haley Joel Osment walked away from this nasty crash with a broken rib, slight shoulder injury, and a place on this list of Celebrity DUI’s.
Celebrity DUI, Mel Gibson
One of the most notorious DUI cases is Mel Gibson’s. On August 3rd, 2006 officers arrested Gibson on suspicion drunk driving. The officer reported Gibson was very friendly, and cooperative until he informed Gibson he was arresting him for drunk driving. That is when the story takes a few interesting turns.¬†The officer told Gibson he would not handcuff him if he continued to cooperate at which point Gibson made a break for his car. On the way to the station, ¬†Gibson continually made threats at the officer saying “You’re going to regret you ever did this to me and that he would spend all his money to get even with me.” Then Gibson’s rant took an anti-Semitic tone. Gibson yelled, “The Jews are responsible for all the wars in the world” amongst other ant-semantic hate speech. He even went on to ask the officer if he was Jewish. Gibson’s DUI grabbed national headlines due to its anti-Semitic element.
Although, it is nice to have a new celebrity DUI to read about and laugh at driving while under the influence is never ok. In 2014, DUI’s accounted for one-third of all traffic-related deaths in America. That number comes out to¬†9,967 who died from a crash involving some alcohol impairment. DUI is easily preventable in today’s society. Understanding the consequences of being charged with a DUI is imperative. A DUI can have a lasting negative affect on our life. With the use of cabs, or using one of the very popular ride-sharing apps such as Uber, or Lyft, DUI’s should be a thing of the past.