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David Cassidy sentenced to rehab in DUI case

A judge has sentenced 1970s teen heartthrob David Cassidy to three months in rehab and five years of probation in a drunken driving case.

Cassidy’s attorney, Steven Graff Levine, entered an open plea to a Los Angeles judge Monday, admitting that he was driving under the influence when he was arrested in January after making an illegal turn.

Levine says Cassidy has been in rehab and will remain for longer than his sentence requires. He says Cassidy is committed to his sobriety and wants to break the cycle that got him arrested for drunken driving twice in less than six months. A DUI case in New York was reduced from a felony to misdemeanor earlier this month.

Cassidy appeared on TV’s The Partridge Family.

'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, pleaded guilty Monday in a New Zealand court to a charge of drunken driving.

The 33-year-old American was fined $93 New Zealand dollars ($79) and had his New Zealand driver’s license suspended for six months during a hearing at the Ashburton District Court.

Police pulled over Pine early on March 1 after he’d attended a party to mark the end of filming on the movie Z for Zachariah, which is due for release next year. Fairfax Media reported that Pine told police he’d consumed four vodka drinks.

Police told the court that a blood test found Pine’s blood-alcohol level was 0.11 percent, which is over New Zealand’s legal limit of 0.08 percent.


Actor Chris Pine charged in New Zealand with DUI

Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the Star Trek movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.

The 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday, court officials said Wednesday.

New Zealand Police said in a statement that a 33-year-old American was charged March 1 with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, which in New Zealand is .08 percent. Police did not name the man, but said he was stopped during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven.

Pine’s agent and publicist could not be reached immediately Wednesday for comment.


Lamar Odom pleads no contest to DUI, gets probation

Former NBA player Lamar Odom, husband of Khloé Kardashian, pleaded no contest Monday to a drunken driving charge and accepted a sentence of three years’ probation and three months of alcohol abuse treatment.

In a deal with prosecutors, Odom entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence and was also ordered to pay $1,814 in fines and penalties, Los Angeles city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said. Odom had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail.

The status of his suspended driver’s license will be determined at a separate hearing in front of the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Odom’s attorney, Richard Hutton, appeared in court to enter the plea for him. A phone message left with Hutton was not immediately returned.

The 34-year-old power forward and husband of reality TV star Khloé Kardashian is currently out of the NBA, going unsigned as a free-agent after averaging a career-low 4 points and 5.9 rebounds last season with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Lamar Odom arrested for DUI, released on bail

Khloe Kardashian Odom’s husband, Lamar Odom, was arrested for driving under the influence at 3:54 a.m. early Friday morning. People reports that Odom, 33, was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol on the 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley for driving below the speed limit in a “serpentine manner,” according to the CHP.

CHP spokesman Leland Tang explained, “The most dangerous aspect is that he was driving 50 mph on a freeway with a speed of 65 mph. That is never a good sign. That’s not safe.” READ FULL STORY

'Partridge Family' star David Cassidy charged with DWI

Authorities say former teen heartthrob David Cassidy was pulled over for failing to dim his headlights in upstate New York and charged with DWI after tests showed his blood-alcohol content at .10, higher than the state’s legal limit of .08.

Schodack Police Lt. Joseph Belardo says Cassidy was stopped shortly after midnight Tuesday about 10 miles south of Albany.

The charge is a felony because Cassidy has a 2011 conviction for driving under the influence in Florida. He lives in Fort Lauderdale but is staying in upstate New York for a racing meet in Saratoga.

The 63-year-old Partridge Family star is free on $2,500 bail. He’s due in Schodack Town Court on Sept. 4.

Cassidy’s publicist had no immediate comment.

R&B singer Miguel arrested for DUI

He might be a critically acclaimed singer, but not even a Grammy can protect R&B crooner Miguel from the  law.

The “Adorn” singer, born Miguel Jontel Pimentel, was arrested Monday after being pulled over for a traffic violation in Marina del Rey, California, according to the Los Angeles Times. The singer reportedly had a blood-alcohol level of 0.10.

In December, Miguel was nominated for five Grammys, walking away with one: Best R&B song for “Adorn.”

Lil Twist arrested for suspected DUI in Justin Bieber's car

The rapper known as Lil Twist has been arrested for investigation of driving under the influence after being stopped in California while he was behind the wheel of Justin Bieber’s luxury sports car.

Christopher Moore, 20, was pulled over around 3:30 a.m. Thursday on a Calabasas road leading to a gated community where Bieber lives, said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore.

Moore was driving a 2012 Fisker registered to the pop star and going between 60 and 70 mph in an area that has a 30 mph speed limit because of construction, authorities said.

Investigators think Moore might have been under the influence of marijuana. Bail was set at $5,000 for the misdemeanor offense.

Bobby Brown sentenced to 55 days in jail for DUI

Bobby Brown has been sentenced to 55 days in a Los Angeles jail and four years of probation for a drunken driving case.

City attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan says Brown was sentenced Tuesday after pleading no contest to charges he was under the influence and driving on a suspended license when he was arrested in October.

Brown was on probation for another DUI case at the time.

The 44-year-old “New Edition” singer was ordered to report to jail March 20. He also was placed on four years of informal probation and will be required to complete an 18-month alcohol treatment program.

Brown’s attorney Tiffany Feder had no immediate comment on the sentence.

The sentence was first reported by celebrity website TMZ.

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ABC News vet Sam Donaldson arrested for DUI

Sam Donaldson has been arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.

The longtime ABC News reporter was stopped by officers in Lewes, Del. just before 8 p.m. on Dec. 1, Police Chief Jeffrey Horvath confirmed in a statement to People. Donaldson, 78, was initially pulled over for a traffic violation, but was ultimately cited for a DUI when it became apparent that he had been drinking after he failed a field sobriety test.

The journalist’s court appearance is currently pending.

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