We’re so glad she’s okay! Lea Michele was involved in a car accident around 2 am in the morning yesterday in L.A. The actress was in her car, when a couple of drunk girls drove into her. Fortunately, she walked out unscathed, and her rep verified, “Lea was hit and notified the police. She was not injured and is fine.”
Apparently, the inebriated girls had no idea that they could’ve done a lot worse. A source revealed, “A couple of drunks girls hit her, got out of the car, giggled that she was famous, said something like ‘are you drunk, too?’ Then they drove off.” If that’s true, then it’s amazing how Lea kept her cool considering this isn’t the first time she’s been in a wreck. Lea had a pretty bad accident when she was auditioning for Glee as well. As for the drunk posse — next time, take a cab, you morons.
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MÃƒÂ¶tley CrÃƒÂ¼e frontman Vince Neil had a rough 2010, what with his arrest for DUI and devastating loss on Skating With The Stars, and his 2011 isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t getting any better. Neil is heading to jail for two weeks as a result of the DUI.
Had Neil not struck a plea deal, he could have ended up in the slammer for six months. Instead, he agreed to plead guilty to misdemeanor driving under the influence which means heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll serve two weeks in jail and spend two weeks under house arrest as a result of driving his Lamborghini down the Las Vegas Strip while drunk. (If thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not the most clichÃƒÂ©d rock star thing to do ever, we donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t know what is.) Neil has a long, sad history of alcohol abuse and this isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t his first time being sentenced to jail. In 1984 he spent 20 days locked up after a drunk driving incident killed the passenger in his car, fellow musician Nicholas Dingley.
This is a rough week for a lot of washed-up celebrities who can’t give up the sauce. First it was Chris Klein‘s arrest for DUI, then yesterday Vince Neil was arrested for drunk driving, and now, even more tragic, Melrose Place actress Amy Locane has been arrested and charged with vehicular homicide after a day spent boozing.
Locane was taken into custody after being involved in two separate crashes, one of them fatal. After admittedly drinking several glasses of wine during the day, Locane was involved in a hit-and-run in Princeton, NJ where she left the scene to the crash. The driver of the car she hit in Princeton tailed her to Montgomery, NJ, where Locane slammed her car into the passenger side of another vehicle, killing the passenger, Helene Seeman, and injuring Seeman’s husband, Fred. He is still in critical condition.
Locane, whose married name is Amy Locane-Bovenizer, has been charged with second-degree vehicular homicide and third-degree assault by automobile. She was arraigned yesterday and bail was set at $50,000. She could face 5-10 years in state prison if she’s convicted.
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Mötley Crüe lead singer Vince Neil has been busted (again) for DUI. He was arrested this morning in Las Vegas and was held on $2000 bail at the Clark County Jail in Nevada.
While it may seem like a run of the mill crime for a celebrity to be involved in, Neil was actually jailed for vehicular manslaughter in 1984 when he killed fellow musician Nicholas “Razzle” Dingley while driving under the influence. He served a remarkably short 15 day stint in jail for that death. We’d also like to point out that Neil has his own tequila brand which, given his history with alcohol, makes Michael Lohan‘s interest in running a nightclub seem like a downright brilliant business venture. His most recent solo album, entitled Tattoos And Tequila (again with the booze? Come on, Vince.) was released last week.
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Ex-NBA star Jayson Williams hasn’t had an easy retirement. The former New Jersey Nets player faced reckless manslaughter charges for the shooting death of his limousine driver in 2002, and in November he was sentenced to 3 years in prison. In early 2009 he was tasered by the NYPD after reports that he became suicidal and violent. Now it’s reported that Williams fractured his neck in a car crash on the FDR Drive in Manhattan.
Williams will face drunk driving charges for the wreck. It was reported that authorities found Williams in the passenger seat and that he claimed someone else was driving, although witnesses report that no one else was in the car. He also refused a breathalyzer at the scene. Williams is now being held in the prison ward at Bellevue Hospital. [Photo: GettyImages]
Oh, Twitter. We knew the day would come when you would be used for more than just updates about what we’re eating and trying to come up with the funniest hashtag category. But just as people have been drunk-dialing and drunk-texting for ages now, the drunk Tweet is proving to be the next big, bad thing and might even help get people into real trouble. Take Bow Wow, for instance. He wrote a series of Tweets late last Friday, which have all since been removed from his Twitter page, admitting he was drinking while driving his Lamborghini (or Lambo, if you’re in the know) in Miami and partying with that other stronghold of judgment and character, Chris Brown.
“Im bout to be f*cked up n drunk tweeting. Im saying sorry now for what i might tweet. But f*ck it ! Im young n rich im goin hard 2nite,” Bow Wow wrote, and then followed up by writing “Face numb im whippin the lambo. Tispy as f*ck.” (Tispy as f*ck! That’s going to be a new catchphrase around here, we think.) After a few minutes of tispy driving, he wrote “Im f*cked up!!! Ohhhh damn. Y i drive the lambo. Chris might have to drive after next spot.” Though a valet tried to keep Bow Wow from driving, he was not apprehended or charged with driving under the influence.
Realizing that admitting his illegal and dangerous behavior was a pretty stupid thing to do, he apologized the next day, writing “Apologize for that tweet. it was stupid and immature. not a way i want to kick my #2010 year off. i got too much good stuff lined up. my bad”. Well as long as he apologized for it, no harm done, right? [Photo: GettyImages]