Want to discover famous people arrested for drunk driving? You’ve come to the right place. But remember that being arrested does not mean guilty. Nevertheless, virtually all of the people on the list have admitted their offense or have been convicted. A few have not. And a few are awaiting judgment.
The list has not only famous people, but those who are infamous, powerful, or rich. People arrested for drunk driving come from every group in society. For example, see Politicians Arrested for Drunk Driving as well as Judges Arrested for Drunk Driving.
Drunk driving is a serious offense. It kills thousands of people each year. Fortunately, we’ve made great progress. Yet clearly drunk driving remains a serious problem.
Remember that the vast majority of people arrested for intoxicated driving are not alcoholic. They simply make made a poor decision and never offend again. Of course, alcoholics are much more likely to be repeat offenders.
Famous People Arrested for Drunk Driving
Farrah Abraham, actress, ”Teen Mom.”
Tim Allen, comedian and actor, “Home Improvement.”
Kurt Angle, wrestler, WWE.
Carmelo Anthony, forward, Denver Nuggets.
Roger Avary, author, co-wrote “Pulp Fiction.”
Randy Babbitt, head, Federal Aviation Administration.
Pamela Bach, actress, “Baywatch.”
Donovan Bailey, sprinter, 1996 Gold Medalist.
Charles Barkley, 11 time NBA All-Star, 1993 NBA MVP.
Mischa Barton, actress, The “OC.”
Kumar Barve, former House Majority Leader, United States House of Representatives. (Ironically, he sponsored the law forcing states to reduce the illegal drinking minimum from 0.10% down to 0.08%!)
Mark Bell, hockey player, Toronto Maple Leafs.
Cedric Benson, running back, Chicago Bears.
Justin Bieber, singer and songwriter.
Sidney Blumenthal, senior advisor to Hillary Clinton and former White House aide. (He was arrested one day before the New Hampshire primary.)
George Boedecker, co-founder, Crocs.
Michael Brendli (see Mikey of the Spirit Squad).
Avery Brooks, actor, “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.”
Rebecca Brousard, actress & model, (dated Jack Nicholson).
Bobby Brown, singer, songwriter, dancer and actor.
Orlando Brown, actor, “That’s So Raven.”
George W. Bush, former President of the United States.
Jerry Buss, owner of the L.A. Lakers.
Amanda Bynes, actress, “Man” and “Easy A.”
Michael Cabrera, first baseman, Detroit Tigers.
Eric Carmen, formerly of the band known as The Raspberries, author of hit song “All by Myself.”
Aaron Carter, pop and hip hop singer (brother of Nick Carter).
Nick Carter, musician and actor, “Backstreet Boys” (brother of Aaron Carter).
Jerry Cash, former CEO, Quest Energy Partners.
David Cassidy, singer and actor, “Partridge Family.”
Joba Chamberlain, relief pitcher, New York Yankees (real name Justin L. Chamberlain).
Ricardo Chavira, actor, “Desperate Housewives.”
Dick Cheney, former Vice President of the United States.
Michael Chiarello, celebrity chef, Chef of the Year.
Keon Clark, basketball player, Denver Nuggets and Toronto Raptors.
Roger Clinton, brother of Bill Clinton, former President of the United States.
Richard Collier, offensive tackle, Jacksonville Jaguars.
Gary Collins, TV personality, “New Hollywood Squares” and “The Home Show.”
Darion Conner, former linebacker, Tampa Storm.
Rachel Connor, professional golfer.
Heather Cook, former Episcopal Bishop.
Cat Cora, celebrity chef, “Around the World in 80 Plates.”
Keith F. Cozart (see Chief Keef).
Michael “Mike” Crapo, member, Senate of the United States.
Ethan Cutkosky, actor, “Shameless.”
Kat Dahlia, singer and rapper, (real name Katriana Huguet).
Jacqueline Danforth, daughter of Barbara Walters.
Radric Davis (see Gucci Mane).
Taylor Dayne (aka Les Lee), singer and pop star, “Tell It to My Heart”
(real name Leslie Wunderman)
Rebecca De Mornay, prostitute, associated with Tom Cruise.
Joyce DeWitt, actress, “Three’s Company.”
Andy Dick, actor and comedian, “Andy Dick Show.”
Tramar Dillard (see Flo Rida).
Jeffrey Donovan, actor, “Burn Notice.”
Dr. Dre, rapper and entrepreneur, (real name Andre Romelle Young).
Todd English, celebrity chef, entrepreunuer.
Angie Everhart, actress and former model.
Rima Fakih, former Miss USA.
Danielle Fishel, former child actress, “Boy Meets World.”
Carlton Fisk, Hall of Fame catcher, Boston Red Sox.
Heidi Fleiss, former Hollywood prostitute.
Steve Foley, former linebacker, San Diego Chargers.
Scott Michael Foster, actor, “Greek.”
Matthew Fox, actor, “Lost.”
Vivica Fox, actress, producer and TV host.
Lane Garrison, actor, “Prison Break.”
Charles Gessner, former player, Tampa Buccaneers.
Mel Gibson, actor and filmmaker.
Thomas Gibson, actor, “Criminal Minds” and “Dharma & Greg.”
Seth Gilliam, actor, “The Walking Dead.”
Carmine Giovinazzo, actress, “CSI:NY.”
Tracey Gold, actress, “Growing Pains.”
Omar Gooding, actor and TV host, “Wild & Crazy Kids” and “Deadwood.”
John Goodman, founder, International Polo Club Palm Beach (Wellington polo club”).
Webster Gradney, Jr., rapper, songwriter and actor (aka Webbie).
Darrell Hackney, quarterback, Denver Broncos.
Chelsea Handler, comedian, actress, writer, television host, and producer.
Kevin Hart, actor, comedian, and producer, “Ride Along” and “Central Intelligence.”
Todd Harrell, bassist, Three Doors Down.
Kevin Hart, actor, “This is the End.”
Cole Hauser, actor, “The Lizzie Borden Chronicles.”
Megan Hauserman, model and reality TV personality.
Artrell Hawkins, former cornerback, Cincinatti Bengals.
Cornell Haynes Jr. (see Nelly).
Chris Henry, wide receiver, Cincinatti Bengals.
Darrius Heywood-Bey, wide receiver, Oakland Raiders.
Troy Hill, cornerback, Los Angeles Rams.
Paris Hilton, reality TV personality.
Nick Hogan, reality TV personality (son of Hulk Hogan).
Houston (see Houston Summers).
Katriana Huguet (see Kat Dahlia).
Jennifer Lyn Jackson, Playboy playmate.
Johnny Jackson (aka Johnny J) owner of Klock Work Entertainment.
Lionel “Little Train” James, former running back, San Diego Chargers.
Jenna Jameson, porn film performer and entrepreneur.
Thomas Jane, actor, “Boogie Nights” and “The Thin Red Line.”
Young Jeezy, rapper (real name Jay Jenkins).
Jay Jenkins (see Young Jeezy).
Stephen Jennings, the president of the University of Evansville.
Alvin N. Joiner (see Xzbit)
Nasier Jones, rapper (Nas).
Wynonna Judd, country music singer.
Sean Kanan, soap opera actor, “The Bold and the Beautiful” and “General Hospital,”
Khloe Kardashian, TV personality, famous for being famous.
Chris Kattan, comedian, “Saturday Night Live.”
Jevon Kearse, defensive end, Tennessee Titans.
Chief Keef, rapper and record producer, label is Glo Gang, (real name Keith F. Cozart).
Lisa Robin Kelley, actress, “That 70’s Show.”
Joan Bennett Kennedy, pianist and ex-wife of Sen. Edward Kennedy.
Mary Kennedy, the ex-wife of Robert Kennedy, Jr.
Jason Kidd, former basketball player, former head coach, Milwaukee Bucks.
Daniel Dae Kim, actor, “Lost.”
Rodney King, famous for being Los Angeles police assault victim.
Shaun King, quarterback,Tampa Buccaneers.
Jessica Kiper, co-star, “Survivor.”
Tawny Kitaen, actress, “Hercules: The Legendary Journeys.”
Chris Klein, actor, “American Pie.”
Krayzie Bone (see Anthony Henderson),
Chad Kroeger, lead vocalist, Nickelback.
Shia LaBeouf, actor, “Transformer.”
Tony LaRussa, manager, St. Louis Cardinals.
John LeClair former hockey playere hockey player, “Montreal Canadiens,” Philadelphia Flyers,” and “Pittsburgh Penguins.”
Les Lee (see Taylor Dayne).
David Legwand, ice hockey forward, Ottawa Senators.
Jim Leyritz, former catcher and infielder, New York Yankees.
Ray Liotta, actor, “Goodfellas.”
Heather Locklear, actress, “Dynasty” and “Melrose Place.”
Dina Lohan, Mother of Lindsay Lohan.
Lindsay Lohan, actress, “Parent Trap” and “Mean Girls.”
Marshawn Lynch, running back, Oakland Raiders.
Natasha Lyonne, actress, “American Pie.”
Doug McCullough, judge, North Carolina Court of Appeals.
Christopher McDonald, actor, “Happy Gilmore.”
Kareem McKenzie, starting offensive right tackle, New York Giants.
Anthony Mackie, actor, “Hurt Locker.”
Michael Madsen, actor, “Kill Bill” and “Reservoir Dogs.”
Pat Mahomes, pitcher, Sioux Falls Canaries.
Gucci Mane, rapper (real name Radric Davis)
Brandon Cole “Bam” Margera, professional skateboarder, stunt performer, and TV personality, “Bam’s Unholy Union.”
Lawyer Milloy, safety, Atlanta Falcons.
George Maloof, owner, Sacramento Kings.
Brandon Marshall, wide receiver, Denver Broncos.
Andrew “Test Drive” Martin, former wrestler, WWE.
Eddie Mekka, actor, “Laverne and Shirley.”
George Michael, singer, formerly of Wham!
Mikey of the Sprit Squad, wrestler, WWE (real name Michael Brendli).
Warren Moon, former quarterback, Seattle Seahawks.
Sonja Morgan, actress, “Real Housewives of New York City.”
Tracy Morgan, actor and comedian, “Saturday Night Live” and “30 Rock.”
Mitchel Musso, actor, musician and singer, “Hannah Montana.”
Vince Neil, vocalist and musician, Mötley Crüe (real name Vincent Neil Wharton).
Nelly, rapper, singer, songwriter, and entrepreneur (real name Cornell Haynes Jr.)
Nick Nolte, actor, “Thin Red Line” and “Prince of Tides.”
Lamar Odom, former basketball player, Los Angeles Lakers.
Victor Ortiz, boxer and actor.
Haley Joel Osment, actor, “The Sixth Sense” and “Alphas.”
Adrian Pasdar, actor, “Heroes.”
Karl Paymah, cornerback, Denver Broncos.
Ross Pearson, mixed martial artist, Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Ty Pennington, actor and TV host, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.”
Jon Peters, producer, “Superman Lives,” “Superman Returns” and “Man of Steel.”
Michael Phelps, champion swimmer, winner of 22 medals.
Bernard Pierce, former running back, Baltimore Ravens.
Chris Pine, actor, “Star Trek.”
Stephanie Pratt, actress, “The Hills.”
Jaime Pressley, actress, “My Name Is Earl.”
David “Puck” Rainey, actor, “Real World San Francisco.”
Donnell Rawlings, comedian, actor and radio host, “Chappelle’s Show” and “The Wire.”
Keanu Reeves, actor, director, producer, and musician, “Swedish Dicks.”
Busta Rhymes, rapper, actor and record producer (real name Trevor George Smith Jr.)
Nicole Richie, fashion designer, author, actress and TV personality.
Flo Rida, rapper, singer and composer, “Low” (real name Tramar Dillard).
Craig Robinson, actor and comedian, “The Office” and “Pineapple Express.”
Robert Robles, judge, New Mexico Court of appeals.
Dennis Rodman, former basketball player, Dallas Mavericks.
Bobby Rodriguez, Deputy Commissioner, California Parole Board.
Michelle Rodriguez, actress, “Lost” and “Fast Five.”
Ricco Rodriguez, semi-retired mixed martial artist and TV personality, “Celebrity Rehab.”
Jalen Rose, former professional basketball player, now sports analyst, ESPN.
Mickey Rourke, actor, screenwriter, and former boxer (real name Philip Andre Rourke Jr.).
Matthew Roloff, reality TV personality, “Little People, Big World” (found not guilty).
Samantha Ronson, singer and songwriter, helped form the band Ocean Park Standoff.
Diana Ross, singer and actress.
Debby Ryan, actress “Jessie.”
Angel Salazar, actor, “Scarface.”
Richie Sambora, guitarist, singer, songwriter and producer, lead guitarist, Bon Jovi for 30 years.
Stephanie Seymour, actress, former model.
Todd A. Shaw (see Too Short or Too $hort).
Sam Shepard, author and playwright, Pulitzer Prize-winner.
Jason Shirley, defensive tackle, Cincinnati Bengals.
Joe Simpson, father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson.
Christian Slater, actor, and producer, “The Legend of Billie Jean.”
Anna Nicole Smith, celebrity personality.
Jimmy Smith, former wide receiver, Jacksonville Jaguars
Taran Noah Smith, former child actor, “Home Improvement.”
Trevor George Smith Jr. (see Busta Rhymes).
Robert Somma, Federal Judge. (Arrested for DUI after leaving a gay bar wearing a black cocktail dress, fish-net stockings, high heels, and a purse.)
Chris Soules, actor, “The Bachelor.”
Scott Spiezio, former infielder, St. Louis Cardinals.
Rick Springfield, singer, hit song “Jessie’s Girl.”
Kenny “Snake” Stabler, former quarterback, Oakland Raiders, and Alabama Crimson Tide broadcaster NFL quarterback, now Crimson Tide Broadcaster.
John Stamos, actor, musician, producer, and musician, “General Hospital.”
Jerramy Stevens, tight end, Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Curtis Stone, Australian celebrity chef, author and TV personality,
Kirsten Storms, actress, “General Hospital.”
Sally Struthers, actress, “All in the Family” and “Gilmore Girls.”
Houston (Houston Summers), singer, “I Like That.
Kiefer Sutherland, actor, producer, director, and singer-songwriter.
John Sweeney, former U.S. Congressman.
Steve Swindal, former general partner of the New York Yankees from and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. (He was arrested for DUI the same day he was served divorce papers from his wife. She is daughter of Yankees owner George Steinbrenner.)
Taboo, rapper, singer, and songwriter and actor, The Black Eyed Peas (real name Jaime L. Gomez).
Lofa Tatupu, linebacker, Seattle Seahawks.
Too Short (or Too $hort), rapper, record producer, and actor, (real name Todd A. Shaw)
Sean Taylor, former free safety, Washington Redskins.
Odell Thurman, linebacker, Cincinnati Bengals.
Rip Torn, actor, comedian, and voice artist“ Cross Creek” (real name Elmore Rual Torn Jr.)
Talan Torriero, actor, “Laguna Beach.”
Randy Travis, country music singer, songwriter, guitarist, and actor.
P.J. Tucker, forward, Phoenix Suns.
Michael Turner, running back, Atlanta Falcons.
Mike Tyson, former boxer.
Billy Unger, actor, “Lab Rats.”
Buddy Valastro, celebrity chef, “Cake Boss.”
Patrick Valenzuela, jockey, former Kentucky Derby winner.
Ashley Van Dyke, former race car driver, president of AVD Motorsports.
Tori Vance, Miss Teen USA.
Marcus Vick, former receiver/kick returner/quarterback, Miami Dolphins. Brother of Michael Vick.
Jason Wahler, actor, “Hills.”
Abby Wambach, former soccer player, coach, two-time Olympic gold medalist.
Hines Ward, former wide receiver, Pittsburgh Steelers.
Webbie (see Webster Gradney, Jr.)
Scott Weiland, vocalist, Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver.
Dawn Wells, actress, “Gilligan’s Island.”
Brian Williams, defensive linebacker, Jacksonville Jaguars (found not guilty).
Jayson Williams, former basketball player, Philadelphia 76ers and New Jersey Nets.
Jamal Willingham, rapper, Dem Franchize Boyz.
Doug Wilson, celebrity designer, “Trading Spaces.”
Scott Wilson, actor, “In the Heat of the Night” and “In Cold Blood.”
Tiger Woods, professional golfer.
Leslie Wunderman (see Taylor Dayne).
Andre R. Young (see Dr. Dre).
Xzbit, rapper, actor, TV host, radio personality and record producer (real name Alvin N. Joiner).
Resources on People Arrested for Drunk Driving
Kreck, D. Rich People Behaving Badly. Golden, CO: Fulcrum, 2016. (Includes perple arrested for drunk driving.)
Cech-Vinhais, V. Wills of the Rich and Famous. Boston, MA: MCLE, Inc., 2008.
Wilson, S. Resting Places. The Burial Sites of Over 10,000 Famous Persons. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2013.
You may not be rich or famous. But don’t be one of the many people arrested for drunk driving.
This list of famous people arrested for drunk driving is compiled from sources believed to be accurate. That includes many original sources. Howevwe, its accuracy is not guaranteed.
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