Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Down with Downey

busted Robert Downey, Jr. mugshot

Subject: Robert Downey, Jr.

Charges: In 1996, Downey was busted for drunk driving and possession of heroin, crack, cocaine, and an unloaded .357 magnum revolver. He was again arrested in November 2000 and April 2001 for being under the influence of a controlled substance.

Date: The first mugshot was taken on August 1999 while serving time on a drug conviction. The second was in April 2001.

Verdict: For the 1996 incident, the busted celebrity was sentenced to three years probation for weapon and drug charges. However, just over a year later in December 1997, Downey was sentenced to six months in jail for violating parole. And after 18 months, in July 1999, he returned to Corcoran State Prison to serve a three-year sentence for another violation.

In August 1999, a California state appellate court ordered Downey's release from his term in state prison due to a sentencing error made by his trial judge. An appeals court panel ordered his immediate release. And as for the his other arrests, he was not charged for the judge had determined that the actor had been drug free for 14 months.

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

In a Rush

busted Chris Tucker mugshot

Subject: Chris Tucker

Charges: Claiming he was in a hurry because he was late for church, Tucker was busted in McDuffie County, Georgia, for reckless driving and fleeing to elude after he did not pull over right away. Police said the comedian was driving 109 mph on Interstate 20 in his 2005 Bentley Continental GT.

Date: Mugshot taken on April 19, 2005

Verdict: The arrested actor spent about 30 minutes in a McDuffie County lockup before posting cash bond and being released.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Brat Mac

busted Macaulay Culkin mugshot

Subject: Macaulay Culkin

Charges: Police arrested the former child actor in Oklahoma City after the car he was riding in with a friend was stopped for speeding. Culkin was found carrying marijuana and two controlled dangerous substances. He immediately posted $4,000 bail.

Date: Mugshot taken on September 17, 2004

Verdict: Culkin was sentenced to a one-year deferred jail term and ordered to pay almost $1,000 in fines.