Friday, June 10, 2011

weekly roundup

latest celebrity news and substance abuse

Willie Nelson Settles Marijuana Case With $500 Fine
Country singing legend Willie Nelson has agreed to a plea deal that provides that he pays a $500 and serve 30 days on probation for a marijuana possession charge. He was arrested last November when border agents in Texas found marijuana in his tour bus.

Vincent D'Onofrio Helps Raise Money for Meth Victims
Actor Vincent D'Onofrio visited Utah to help raise money for public safety workers who have been exposed to toxins while cleaning up methamphetamine labs on the job. The "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star's visit benefited police officers, firefighters and military personnel.

Mark Grace Arrested for DUI
Former Chicago Cubs star Mark Grace has been arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Scottsdale, Arizona. The Arizona Diamondbacks television announcer was stopped on Memorial Day after police saw him weaving in traffic.

Rapper Flo Rida Charged With DUI
Rapper Flo Rida, whose real name is Tramar Dillard, was charged with driving under the influence after Miami Beach police saw his Bugatti being driven erratically. The rap star reportedly asked the police to allow him to walk home after he failed a field sobriety test.

Pennsylvania Legislator Busted for DUI
State Rep. John Galloway of Pennsylvania has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after he was seen failing to stop at a stop sign. He failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a breath test, a decision that will cost him his license for one year.

Woman Facing 6th DUI Shows Up Drunk
When an Illinois woman showed up for a hearing on her sixth DUI charge, she found herself having her bailed revoked. She showed up at the hearing intoxicated. Police said when she was arrested for her latest DUI, she recorded a blood-alcohol level of 0.30 almost four times the legal limit.

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