Celebs can often get alcohol and drug charges reduced to court-ordered rehab, but does it get them clean and sober?
Craig Lowe, the openly gay mayor of Gainesville, Fla., was arrested on suspicion of DUI last month after crashing his car into a pole. Despite this major setback, Lowe intends to stay in the race against opponent Ed Braddy, who was charged with DUI in 2006 while serving as a Gainesville City Commissioner.
Driving home from dinner with friends in June 2010 Fred Seeman and his wife Helene were hit by actress-turned-homemaker Amy Locane-Bovenizer, of Melrose Place fame, in a deadly DUI crash. Helene died, but Fred lived to see Locane-Bovenizer get the equivalent of a judicial slap on the wrist because of her personal circumstances.
When you’re the mayor of a city that’s home to the #6 party school in America, do you try to set a good example for all those hammered co-eds, or do you just roll with it?
Canadian Robert Wilkinson, 30, the man arrested last year who belted out an a cappella version of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody for the police-cruiser cam on the way to jail, has been convicted and sentenced.
On the evening of February 11, 2010, wealthy polo club owner John Goodman eschewed his chauffeur and drove himself his favorite bars. He drank with friends and, after settling his final bill for 16 shots, drove his car into a deadly DUI collision that killed a young man.
When success on the field leads to too much celebration off the field.
It seems that being excellent at running and jumping doesn’t equal being good at avoiding legal trouble. A look at the arrest records of pro athletes in photos.
Michael Owen Snider, 70, of Stone Mountain, Ga., was arrested on January 24, 2013, after allegedly going on an alcohol-fueled hit-and-run rampage that spanned two counties, left 17 vehicles smashed in 15 separate “accidents” and 1 person dead. Witnesses say they were rammed repeatedly and intentionally, and are thankful to be alive.
Remember to celebrate wisely, or this could be you.