Friday, April 5, 2013

celebrity update

latest celebrity news in substance abuse

D.A. Fights Kennedy DUI Dismissal
New York prosecutors are not buying Kerry Kennedy's story that she accidently took a sleeping pill that caused her to be charged with drugged driving. In response to a motion filed by Kennedy's attorney, prosecutors argued that her case should not be dismissed and should proceed like any other first offense.

'Glee' Star Cory Monteith Checks Into Rehab
'Glee' case member Cory Monteith has received the support of friends and fellow cast members after deciding to get help for his addiction. His publicist said the 30-year-old "voluntarily admitted himself to a treatment facility for substance addiction."

John Clark Gable Denies Driving Drunk
John Clark Gable, son of actor Clark Gable, insists that he "absolutely was not drinking," when he crashed his vehicle into six other parked cars. Gable claims he is seeking medical help to determine why he suddenly passed out before the incident. He was charged with DUI and hit-and-run.

DJ Clue Arrested on Drug Charges
Rap disc jockey and radio personality DJ Clue has been charged with possession of illegal substances and driving on a suspended license. Clue, whose license has been suspended eight times, was arrested after police found drugs in his Range Rover at a 2 a.m. checkpoint.

Alameda Ta'amu Gets Probation For DUI
Former Pittsburgh Steelers defensive lineman Alameda Ta'amu has been sentenced in connection with a drunk driving incident last year. He will serve four days in a "DUI hotel" and 18 months on probation on charges of fleeing police, aggravated assault while driving drunk, and three counts of aggravated assault, along with 10 misdemeanors including resisting arrest, attempting escape, drunk driving, and failure to obey traffic laws.

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