Why Do So Many Celebrities Drink and Drive?
There are many, many celebrities that have risked their lives and the lives of others by drinking and driving. Drunk driving is a serious offense and an apparent habit among celebrities. Many celebrities have been arrested more than once. Despite the fact that this list is so long, it is only a partial list of celebrities arrested for DUI. The Davis Law Group regularly represents drunk driving accident victims and their loved ones, and we fight to save lives by creating more awareness about drunk driving and by encouraging more people to celebrate safely. Don't drink and drive!
- Matthew Fox, Actor, LOST
Matthew Fox was arrested in May 2012 for DUI after drifting from his lane of traffic.
- Rima Fakih, Former Miss USA
Rima Fakih was pulled over in December 2011 with a BAC double the limit and a half-empty bottle of wine.
- Tori Vance, Miss Teen USA
18-year-old Tori Vance was arrested May 5, 2012 for DUI after pulling an illegal U-turn.
- Houston Summers, singer
Houston Summers was arrested on May 2, 2012 for driving while under the influence of marijuana.
- Chad Kroeger, lead vocalist for Nickelback
Chad Kroeger was convicted of drunk driving in June 2006 with a BAC nearly twice the legal limit.
- Mary Kennedy, Kennedy family
Mary Kennedy was charged in the summer of 2010 with DUI followed one month later by driving under the influence of prescription medication.
- Bobby Brown, singer
Bobby Brown was sentenced to 55 days in prison after receiving his third DUI in October 2013.
- Lisa Robin Kelly, actress, That 70’s Show
One of Lisa Robin Kelly's many arrests was in June 2013 for DUI.
- Mischa Barton, actress, The OC
Mischa Barton was arrested in December 2007 for DUI.
- Matt Rutler, Christina Aguilera’s boyfriend
Matt Rutler was pulled over for drunk driving in March 2011, and passenger Christina Aguilera was charged with public drunkenness.
- Ashley Van Dyke, professional race car driver
Ashley Van Dyke was arrested for DUI in December 2008.
- Gary Collins, The Home Show talkshow host
One of Gary Collins' many arrests was in February 2009 for DUI, where his BAC was nearly four times the legal limit.
- George Maloof, Sacramento Kings owner
George Maloof was arrested in October 2010 for DUI after excessively speeding and swerving into oncoming traffic.
- Samantha Ronson, British singer-songwriter
Samatha Ronson was arrested in August 2011 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding.
- Taboo, Black Eyed Peas
Taboo was arrested in March 2007 for DUI and possession of marijuana after being involved in a traffic accident.
- Paris Hilton, great-grandson of Conrad Hilton / reality television star
Paris Hilton was arrested in September 2006 for DUI.
- Barron Hilton, of Hilton Hotel dynasty
18 year old Barron Hilton was arrested in February 2008 for DUI and driving with a fake license.
- Lindsay Lohan, Parent Trap & Mean Girls actress
One of Lindsay Lohan's many arrests was in July 2007 for DUI and possession of cocaine, after being involved in a car chase.
- Tim Allen, comedian and Home Improvement actor
Tim Allen was arrested in May 1997 for DUI after being pulled over for excessively speeding.
- Angel Salazar, Scarface actor
Angel Salazar was arrested in April 2012 for DUI after being pulled over for swerving on the road.
- Darrius Heyward-Bey, Wide Receiver, Oakland Raiders
Darrius Heyward-Bey was arrested in April 2012 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding and weaving on the road.
- John Goodman, Polo tycoon
John Goodman was sentenced to 16 years in prison in 2014 for DUI manslaughter after a hit and run accident that killed someone in February 2010.
- Too Short, rapper, collaborated with Lady Gaga, Tupac Shakur, and the Notorious BIG
One of Too Short's many arrests was in March 2013 for DUI, and possessing Molly.
- Megan Hauserman, model & reality star from Beauty and the Geek and Rock of Love
Megan Hauserman was arrested in April 2010 for DUI after being pulled over for excessive speeding.
- Shaun King, Buccaneers quarterback
Shaun King was arrested in January 2011 for DUI after being pulled over. King refused to take a blood alcohol test.
- Ross Pearson, UFC fighter
Ross Pearson was arrested in May 2012 for DUI after being pulled over for swerving on the road.
- Amanda Bynes, She's the Man and Easy A actress
Amanda Bynes was arrested in September 2014 for DUI after rolling through a red light and stopping in the middle of the intersection.
- Donovan Bailey, 1996 Gold Medalist Sprinter
Donovan Bailey was arrested in May 2012 for DUI.
- Jaime Pressly, My Name Is Earl actress
Jaime Pressly was arrested in August 2011 for DUI, with a BAC nearly three times the limit.
- Chris Klein, American Pie actor
Chris Klein was arrested in June 2010 for DUI, with a BAC nearly three times the limit.
- Michelle Rodriguez, Lost & Fast Five actress
Michelle Rodriguez was arrested in April 2006 for DUI, and chose spending time in jail over doing community service.
- Mel Gibson, actor
Mel Gibson was arrested in July 2006 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding.
- Stephanie Pratt, actress, The Hills
Stephanie Pratt was arrested in October 2009 for DUI.
- Mickey Rourke, actor
Mickey Rourke was arrested in November 2007 for DUI after cutting off a police officer with his Vespa.
- Nicole Richie, celebrity
Nicole Richie was arrested in December 2006 for driving under the influence of drugs after being pulled over for driving the wrong way on the road while talking on her cell phone.
- Keifer Sutherland, actor
Kiefer Sutherland was arrested in September 2007 for DUI after being pulled over for an illegal U-turn. He had a BAC more than twice the legal limit.
- Haley Joel Osment, The Sixth Sense & Alphas actor
18 year old Haley Joel Osment was arrested in August of 2006 for DUI and possession of marijuana after flipping his vehicle. His BAC was twice the legal limit.
- Heather Locklear, actress
Heather Locklear was arrested in September 2008 for driving under the influence of drugs. The charge was dropped when she plead guilty to reckless driving.
- Kirsten Storms, actress, General Hospital
Kirsten Storms was arrested in September 2007 for DUI after being pulled over for throwing a lit cigarette out of her vehicle.
- Jennifer Lyn Jackson, Playboy playmate
Jennifer Lyn Jackson was arrested in July 2007 for DUI and possession of marijuana.
- Busta Rhymes, rapper
Busta Rhymes was arrested in May 2007 for DUI, after being pulled over for excessively tinted windows.
- Vivica Fox, actress
Vivica Fox was arrested in March 2007 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding.
- Kurt Angle, WWE wrestler
Kurt Angle was arrested in August 2013 for DWI. This was his fourth alcohol-related arrest since 2007.
- Ty Pennington, host, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Ty Pennington was arrested in May 2007 for DUI, with a BAC nearly twice the legal limit.
- Rebecca Broussard, actress & model (known for dating Jack Nicholson)
Rebecca Broussard was arrested in September 2007 for DUI after getting in a car collision.
- Nick Carter, singer
Nick Carter was arrested in March 2005 for DUI.
- Jeffrey Donovan, actor, Burn Notice
Jeffrey Donovan was arrested in July 2009 for DUI after being pulled over for nearly hitting a police car.
- Charles Barkley, 11 time NBA All-Star, 1993 NBA MVP
Charles Barkley was arrested in December 2008 for DUI after driving through a red light.
- Khloe Kardashian, celebrity
Khloe Kardashian was arrested in March 2007 for DUI.
- Flo Rida, rapper
Flo Rida was arrested in June 2011 for DUI after swerving while driving. His BAC was more than twice the legal limit, and he was driving with a suspended driver's license.
- Thomas Jane, actor
Thomas Jane was arrested in March 2008 for DUI, after being pulled over for excessive speeding. He was driving with a suspended driver's license.
- Richie Sambora, musician
Richie Sambora was arrested in March 2008 for DUI while driving with his young daughter in the vehicle.
- Mitchel Musso, actor, Hannah Montana
20 year old Mitchel Musso was arrested in October 2009 for DUI.
- Avery Brooks, celebrity
Avery Brooks was arrested in January 2012 for DUI after being pulled over for "driving erratically."
- Jayson Williams, athlete
Jayson Williams was arrested in January 2010 for DUI after crashing into a tree. His BAC was twice the legal limit.
- Anna Nicole Smith, celebrity
Anna Nicole Smith was arrested in 1989 for DUI.
- Rip Torn, 30 Rock actor
Rip Torn was arrested in December 2006 for DUI after crashing into another vehicle.
- Vince Neil, lead vocalist for Mötley Crüe
Vince Neil was arrested and spent 20 days in prison for DUI after killing someone and seriously injuring
another two in a crash. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit.
- Redmond O’Neal, son of Farah Fawcett
Redmond O'Neal was arrested in 2007 for DUI and possession of heroin and crystal meth.
- Tawny Kitaen, actress, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys
Tawny Kitaen was arrested in September 2009 for driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
- Craig Robinson, actor, The Office
Craig Robinson was arrested in June 2008 for possession and driving under the influence of cocaine,
amphetamines, and cannabinoids.
- Doug Wilson, celebrity designer, Trading Spaces
Doug Wilson was arrested in December 2008 for DUI, driving with a suspended license, failure to yield to an emergency vehicle, and illegal transportation of alcohol.
- Lane Garrison, actor, Prison Break
Lane Garrison was arrested in 2006 for DUI that resulted in the death of a minor passenger. His BAC was nearly twice the legal limit.
- Sam Shepard, Pulitzer Prize-Winning playwright and author
Sam Shepard was arrested in January 2009 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding.
- Scott Weiland, Stone Temple Pilots' vocalist
Scott Weiland was arrested in November 2007 for driving under the influence of drugs.
- Nick Hogan, son of Hulk, reality TV star
17 year old Nick Hogan was arrested in August 2007 for DUI, reckless driving, and illegal window tint after getting in a crash that left his passenger critically injured.
- Tracy Morgan, comedian, 30 Rock actor
Tracy Morgan was arrested in November 2006 for DUI, possibly violating his probation for a previous DUI charge.
- Joyce DeWitt, actress, Three’s Company
Joyce DeWitt was arrested in July 2009 for DUI after driving through a barrier.
- Rick Springfield, singer
Rick Springfield was arrested in May 2011 for DUI after being pulled over for speeding.
- Matthew Roloff, reality TV star, Little People, Big World
Matthew Roloff was arrested in June 2007 for DUI after being pulled over for swerving.
- David Cassidy, singer/actor, Partridge Family
One of the more recent of David Cassidy's many DUI arrests occurred in 2013.
- Shia LaBeouf, Transformer actor
Shia LaBeouf was arrested in July 2008 for DUI after crashing into another vehicle and rolling his truck.
- Nick Nolte, Thin Red Line & Prince of Tides actor
Nick Nolte was arrested in September 2002 for driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
- Taran Noah Smith, child star
Taran Noah Smith was arrested in February for DUI and marijuana possession, after being apprehended
for parking in front of a fire hydrant.
- Mike Tyson, boxer
Mike Tyson was arrested in December 2006 for driving under the influence of cocaine and other drugs.
- Tiger Woods, golfer
Tiger Woods was arrested in May 2017 for suspicion of driving under the influence. Police arrested him after he refused to take a Breathalyzer test.