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Randy Travis Sues Over DUI Video
When country singer Randy Travis entered a guilty plea in January for his DWI arrest after he was found naked after crashing his Trans Am, part of the deal was his arrest video would be destroyed, according to the judge. However, the Texas attorney general decided the video was public information and released it to the media. As a result, Travis has filed a lawsuit.
Tommy Chong Backs Marijuana Legalization
Now here's a real surprise. Tommy Chong, part of the Grammy Award-winging comedy duo Cheech and Chong, thinks marijuana should be legalized on the federal level. Chong, 74, said legalization of the world's biggest cash crop would boost the U.S. economy.
Dylan Patton Arrested for Selling Cocaine
Dylan Patton, former "Days of Our Lives" cast member, has been arrested for selling cocaine out of his Agoura Hills home. The arrest came after an undercover agent approached Patton and purchased a quantity of the drug.
Former NFL Star Chuck Muncie Dies
Former star NFL running back Chuck Muncie, has died at age 60 at his Perris, California home. Although Muncie's career was cut short by a 1989 prison term on drug charges, he found recovery and helped many disadvantages children through a foundation he established.
4th Bench Warrant Issued for Orlando Brown
"That's So Raven" actor Orlando Brown is facing another bench warrant for not showing up in court regarding a 2011 DUI conviction. He was supposed to appear in court to provide proof that he has completed his court-ordered alcohol education program. It's the fourth time a bench warrant has been issued in the case.
Slayer's Jeff Hanneman Died of Cirrhosis
When Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died earlier this month, his death was initially thought to be related to a spider bite that almost caused him to loose his arm. However, a statement on the band's website said Hanneman died of alcohol-related cirrhosis of the liver, citing his attending physician.
Previous HeadlinesLindsay Lohan Says Rehab Is 'Pointless'
Before checking into her second treatment center in two days, actress Lindsay Lohan claimed in an interview that her 90-day, court-ordered rehab stint was "pointless" because she doesn't have a drug or alcohol problem. She also said she has a prescription for Adderall and Trazodone.
Tiger Woods Gets Intoxicated at Gala
Friends are concerned that golfing great Tiger Woods may be developing a problem after appearing intoxicated at a social event with ski champion Lindsey Vonn. "Lindsey was not happy about Tiger getting so loaded," said one observer. "Even before he stumbled on the stairs at Standard Hotel, Lindsey was urging him to stop boozing."
Former Brave Otis Nixon Arrested
Former Atlanta Braves outfielder Otis Nixon seems to have fallen on hard times. Nixon was arrested after police found crack cocaine, two crack pipes and other drug paraphernalia in his vehicle during a traffic stop for driving erratically.
Browns' Armonty Bryant Arrested for DUI
Cleveland Browns defensive end draft pick Armonty Bryant has been charged with driving under the influence. According to Ada, Oklahoma police, Bryant had a blood-alcohol concentration of 0.098 when he was stopped near the East Carolina University stadium where he played in college.
Atlanta Council Woman Charged With DUI
It was business as usual for Atlanta City Council woman Cleta Winslow who attended a budget hearing the day after her DUI arrest. Winslow was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and driving on the wrong side of the road, police said.
Bar-Drinking Mom Leaves 4 Kids in Car
A Long Island woman must have needed a drink badly. Maria Cepparo, 40, parked her vehicle in a fire zone outside a Holbrook bar just after midnight, leaving her 13-year-old autistic son, an 8-year-old son and 6-year-old twin daughters in the unlocked and unheated car. The children are now with a grandmother.