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Our monthly Celebrity DUI Roundup highlights the latest DWI/DUI arrests, along with developments in recent proecutions, showing how even the rich and famous can face stiff consequences if they choose not to work with an experienced attorney.
UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonner has been charged with third-degree felony DUI in Nevada. According to police, eye witnesses spotted the decorated fighter driving erratically and reportedly going 90 mph on a stretch of I-15, about 10 miles from the Vegas Strip.
When Highway Patrol responded to calls, troopers found Bonner’s red Cadillac CTS surrounded by concerned citizens. Bonner, police say, was passed out in the front seat of his car. He woke up when cops attempted to cuff him. A group of citizens helped to restrain the 41-year-old UFC champion, who smelled of alcohol, police officials claim.
Bonner was subsequently transported to a local police station, where he was booked for third-degree felony DUI, unsafe movement of a motor vehicle, and resisting arrest. He was initially held on a bond of $22,000, and is scheduled to appear in court on November 26.
Comedic star Vince Vaughn has pleaded not guilty in the criminal case stemming from his June arrest for DUI. Vaughn did not attend his October 19th arraignment hearing, but the attorney representing him entered a plea of not guilty to three misdemeanor charges on his behalf.
The True Detective and Wedding Crashers star was arrested on June 10, 2018 after being stopped at a DUI checkpoint in Manhattan Beach, California. Police say Vaughn and an unnamed passenger became belligerent after being asked to exit their car, which led to a charge of obstructing a police officer. Vaughn was subsequently charged with one count of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage. He was released from custody on a $5,000 bail.
If convicted on the three charges against him, Vaughn could face up to 1 year in county jail.
The Los Angeles County District Attorney has charged actor Marion “Pooch” Hall with DUI and felony child abuse in connection to a car accident that occurred earlier this October.
Witnesses called police after seeing the Ray Donovan star’s 2-year-old son steering their vehicle. Police say Hall was too drunk to drive the car himself. The vehicle reportedly swerved into a parked car. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Law enforcement officials who responded to the scene noticed a strong smell of alcohol around Hall, who reportedly failed a field sobriety test. He had a blood alcohol level of 0.25 at the time, over three times the legal limit.
The star, who appears in The Game and Ray Donovan, faces a maximum sentence of six years and six months in prison. He remains in jail on a $100,000 bail.
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