Comedian Kevin Hart was arrested early morning on suspicion of DUI after he nearly slammed into a gas tanker while speeding on a freeway … TMZ has learned. According to the California Highway Patrol, officers spotted the comedian driving in a black Mercedes on the 101 Freeway at around 4:30 AM PT. The CHP says he was “driving erratic,” “going 90 MPH” and “almost collided with a gas tanker truck.” The CHP says when they pulled Hart over, he showed “objective signs of intoxication” and was “unable to perform field sobriety tests.” He was booked into a local jail for misdemeanor DUI just before 6:00 AM PT is currently being held on a $5,000 bond.
Being a celebrity definitely has its perks especially when it comes to serving jail time for DUIs. The original bad boy of R&B Bobby Brown served a mere nine hours in jail stemming from his latest DUI arrest. The initial sentence was for Brown to be in jail for 55 days. Bobby Brown turned himself on Wednesday at 9:58 in the morning and was free again around 7pm that night. As usual, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office is saying the reason Brown was released so fast is due to extreme overcrowding. What’s funny about the overcrowding excuse is the Sheriff’s Office said Bobby Brown would serve no less than nine days behind bars. The singer was arrested back in October after he was spotted driving erratically. Brown plead no contest driving with a suspended license and to the DUI charge. In conjunction with his jail sentence, Brown will be on probation for four years and must attend alcohol education classes for a year and a half. Bobby Brown is proof that escaping addiction is one of the hardest things ever. But how many DUI arrests is it going to take for him to really get his life back in order? Probably never if he keeps getting sprung from jail in nine hours.
Legendary Oakland rapper Too $hort has been arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles. Also, the Hip-Hop OG may have tried to flee from cops, on foot.
Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Short — real name Todd Anthony Shaw – was pulled over in L.A. a couple hours ago for some traffic violation … and when cops approached the vehicle, they determined he appeared under the influence. Now here’s where it gets weird — when police attempted to administer a breathalyzer test, law enforcement sources tell us Too Short took off running … and tripped on the street. Police apprehended Too Short and placed him under arrest … and tossed him into a police cruiser. On the way back to the station, things got even crazier — we’re told Too Short tried to dump narcotics in the back of the cruiser. According to law enforcement sources, Too Short is currently being booked for DUI and felony narcotics possession.
A DUI and trying to dispose of drugs in a police car? We’re thinking plea deal $hot Dog, stat. Too $hort’s last album, No Trespassing, was released in February 2012. Also, late last year he dropped a collaborative album with E-40 titled History: Function & Mob Music.