Sunday, February 24, 2008

Pacey's a Bully

busted Joshua Jackson mugshot
Subject: Joshua Jackson

Charges: Dawson's Creek star Joshua Jackson was busted by cops in November 2002 after assaulting a security guard at a hockey game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Pittsburgh Penguins. He was charged with assault, disorderly conduct, and public intoxication after registering a blood alcohol level of 0.14, which was almost double the legal limit in North Carolina of 0.08. He posted $1,000 bail and was released.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 9, 2002

Verdict: As a result of the incident, the arrested star was ordered to complete an alcohol treatment program, 24 hours of community service, and pay a $150 fine.

Bar Crasher

busted Vince Vaughn mugshot
Subject: Vince Vaughn

Charges: In April 2001, Vaughn was arrested and charged with fighting in public for his part in a brawl outside a New Hanover County bar. Fellow actor Steve Buscemi, who tried to break up the brawl, was stabbed several times and received 35 stitches.

Date: Mugshot taken on April 12, 2001

Verdict: Vaughn was fined $250 plus court costs, and ordered to undergo alcohol counseling and stay away from local bars. He entered a no contest plea and the minor charge was dropped six months later.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Cold as Stone

busted Stone Cold Steve Austin mugshot
Subject: WWE Superstar Stone Cold Steve Austin

Charges: On June 15, 2002, Austin's wife Debra called the police and reported that the WWE superstar hit her several times during a domestic dispute. Austin (real name: Steve Williams) had left the house and was asked by police not to return. He filed for divorce on July 22, 2002. Police arrested Austin in August 2002 and charged him with domestic abuse.

Date: Mugshot taken on August 14, 2002

Verdict: Austin pled no contest on November 25, 2002. He was sentenced to a year's probation, eighty hours of community service, and a fine of $1,000.

Busted American Pie Actor

busted Chris Klein mugshot
Subject: Chris Klein

Charges: The American Pie actor was arrested in February 2005 after San Diego sheriff's deputies pulled over a 2003 BMW he was driving. According to the criminal complaint, Klein had a blood alcohol content of .20 or higher, which is more than twice the California limit of .08.

Date: Mugshot taken on February 2, 2005

Verdict: The busted celebrity eventually pled guilty and was fined $1,800. Klein was also sentenced to 150 hours of community service, which he reportedly served with the Red Cross.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Kobe's Rape Case

busted Kobe Bryant mugshot
Subject: NBA superstar Kobe Bryant

Charges: In the summer of 2003, Bryant was arrested in Colorado after a 19-year-old hotel employee named Katelyn Faber accused him of rape. The NBA superstar, while staying at The Lodge and Spa at Cordillera in Eagle, Colorado, had allegedly committed the sexual assault, according to police report. Bryant later admitted to consensual sex.

Date: Mugshot taken on July 4, 2003

Verdict: Faber did sue Bryant in a civil court, but in the end, she declined to testify and charges were dropped, as the two settled the matter outside of criminal court and on an agreement undisclosed to the public.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Not Another Baywatch Babe

busted Carmen Electra mugshot
Subject: Carmen Electra

Charges: In 1999, Electra and her husband at the time, Chicago Bulls basketball player Dennis Rodman, were charged with misdemeanors after police were called because of their loud fighting and screaming.

Date: Mugshot taken on November 5, 1999

Verdict: Electra and Rodman each paid $2,500 in bail money and was ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from each other.