We live in a celebrity culture where people are dying to know what their favorite star got up to over the weekend. DUI’s are shameful and dangerous events for everyone involved. Over the years, however, there have been countless celebrities that have risked their own lives and the lives of others by getting behind the wheel while intoxicated. We have compiled a list of potentially the most famous DUI arrests, in hopes we can learn what not to do.
Lohan is probably the first person you may think of when you hear the words “celebrity DUI”, she has been arrested at least four times. She has also been jailed at least six times and put under house arrest for 35 days in 2011. She attended rehab for a while in 2007 but received another DUI shortly after.
2. Mel Gibson
On July 28, 2006, Mel was pulled over for speeding and found to be under the influence with an open container. Reportedly he screamed anti-Semitic slurs at one of the LAPD officers who had pulled him over. The incident was widely considered the “beginning of the end” of his career.
3. Robert Downey Jr
In 1998 in the city of LA, Robert was arrested for driving under the influence, just one of many incidents related to the actor’s struggle with substance abuse.
4. Paris Hilton
Hilton was pulled over for driving erratically in 2006. She was charged with a DUI for which she was sentenced to three years’ probation, was required to attend an alcohol abuse program, had her license suspended, and was ordered to pay fines. She decided to ignore the license suspension and was sentenced to 45 days in jail.
4. Nicole Richie
Richie was pulled over in 2006 and charged with a DUI.
5. Kevin Hart
In 2013, Hart was arrested after admitting to police he was driving drunk. It was his only arrest and he later claimed the incident served as a huge wake-up call reportedly he was driving at double the legal speed limit.
6. Michael Phelps
The Olympic gold medalist swimmer got a DUI in Maryland in 2014, the second he had received in a 10-year period.
7. Vince Vaughn
Vince Vaughn is the latest celebrity to have been charged with a DUI, he was pulled over in LA on the 10th of June at 12.30am. He allegedly failed an on-site sobriety test but opted to take a blood test rather than submit to a breathalyzer. Vaughn was released from jail later that morning pending a hearing in court at a later date. No information has since been reported as to the results of Vaughn’s blood test or his upcoming court date.
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