While the internet is abuzz with talk about Amy Locane’s DUI and charge of second-degree vehicular manslaughter, not surprisingly, many other celebrities have also been stopped and charged with a DUI. They may not have killed anyone but, in the wrong place at the wrong time, any one of these celebrities could be like Amy Locane, in jail and charged with accidentally killing someone.
Vince Neil – Motley Crue member, Vince Neil, was also arrested in the last week for a DUI. Neil was arrested in Las Vegas on Monday morning and, unfortunately, it’s not the first time Vince Neil has been accused of driving under the influence and, one of the last times he did it, he killed someone. In 1984, while driving drunk, Vince Neil lost control of his car and hit another car killing his passenger, and putting the two people in the other car in a vegetative state. He was charged with vehicular manslaughter, but only served 15 days in jail. Obviously, Vince Neil didn’t learn his lesson.
Lindsay Lohan – Of course, the most famous DUI celebrity is Lindsay Lohan. Stopped twice for a DUI, Lindsay Lohan currently has to wear a SCRAM monitoring bracelet at all times, to make sure she’s not drinking alcohol. In fact, Lindsay was so stupid, her second DUI came less than a week after she left an alcohol treatment program midway through, refusing to continue treatment. She now also has to have random weekly drug tests to prove she’s not doing drugs. Unfortunately, with Lindsay’s past history of alcohol and drug abuse, few people think she’ll stay sober for long.
Joyce DeWitt – At the age of 60, Joyce DeWitt is one of the oldest celebrities to be charged with a DUI. In 2009, former ‘Three’s Company’ star Joyce DeWitt was stopped by police after not stopping at a road barrier. The cop smelled alcohol on her breath, gave her a sobriety test and promptly arrested her. Good thing with Joyce DeWitt though, she accepted responsibility for her DUI. She plead “no contest” and took the punishment – a three year suspended jail sentence, a fine and participation in an alcohol treatment program. So far, she seems to be staying sober, at least when she’s behind the wheel.
Sonja Morgan – ‘Real Housewives of New York’ star showed how ‘real’ her life really was when she was arrested on a DUI charge on June 2nd this year. She failed sobriety tests the police officer gave her and wouldn’t take a breathalyzer test. She was charged with a DUI but has plead not guilty, so we’ll see how the trial goes. Looks like this new ‘celebrity’ thinks she can get away with things your average person drunk in a car would not.
Of course, being charged with a DUI isn’t just the purview of these four celebrities. Other celebrities who’ve been charged with a DUI include basketball player Charles Barkley, Bon Jovi member Richie Sambora, actor Mel Gibson, celebutantes Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie, playwright Sam Shepard and actor Mickey Rourke.
Vince Neil – Wikipedia
Lindsay Lohan – Wikipedia
Joyce DeWitt- Wikipedia