Famous Celebrities Arrested for DUI


Whether you’re famous or not, the law will always prevail and there’s no special attention for anyone, even for celebrities arrested for driving under the influence.

It simply means you need to have the discipline not to put yourself behind the wheels when you’re drunk. Nevertheless, these celebs received fines and legal consequences for their behavior.

Interested in finding out which celebrities were arrested for driving while intoxicated? Take a look at the list below and hope you do your best not to commit the same mistake.

1. Justin Bieber

DUIIn 2014, Bieber was arrested in Miami Beach for three reasons: driving under the influence, no valid driver’s license, and resisting the officer. Additionally, he was just 19 years old when he got arrested that time.

Justin was driving a yellow Lamborghini when he was asked by the Miami Beach Police to pull over. He was arguing with the officers that he wasn’t drunk, yet he failed the sobriety test.

2. Lindsay Lohan

Sadly, Lindsay is no beginner for an arrest and you can even create a mini-album of all her mug shots. She was arrested for driving under the influence in May 2007.

A few months later, she was arrested again for three grounds: alcohol-impaired driving, driving with a suspended license, and possession of cocaine. Consequently, Lindsay committed a misdemeanor for DUI and cocaine use.

3. Keanu Reeves

It was in 1993 in the streets of Los Angeles when Keanu was asked by the police to pull over for suspected drunk driving. He admitted to committing driving under the influence to prevent further charges.

4. Bruno Mars

He was pretty famous for his Uptown Funk song, yet he got a spotlight for DUI arrest in 2010. Bruno Mars was in Vegas at that time and he was arrested for driving under the influence of cocaine.

Alongside this, the police found a bag of cocaine in his bathroom in the room he was staying in Hard Rock Hotel. Fortunately, all charges were dismissed, and he said, “I was young, man! I was in fucking Vegas. I wasn’t thinking”.

5. Paris Hilton

DUIIt was in September 2006 when she was arrested for driving under the influence. Paris Hilton told the officers that she had one drink of margarita on an empty stomach when she was driving to In-N-Out Burger to grab some food.

Nevertheless, she pled guilty for DUI then paid a fine worth $1,500 and attended a class on alcohol and drunk driving.

6. Khloe Kardashian

She was arrested for driving under the influence in March 2007, where she only served three hours in prison since a lot of people were in the police station.

Her mug shots for her DUI arrest are displayed in their home, and it’s the doing of her siblings (Kris Jenner and Kim).

7. Mischa Barton

Mischa’s first onstage appearance was in Tony Kushner’s Slavs and then she got the lead role in James Lapine’s Twelve Dreams held in Lincoln Center New York City.

Unfortunately, she was arrested for driving under the influence when the police officers saw her swerving around two lanes, then she forgot to signal on a turn.

This incident happened on December 27, 2007, and it made a significant mark on her memory. After the incident, all she said was, “I’m really disappointed in myself….I just don’t ever intend to do something this stupid again”.

8. Scott Disick

This American reality star is pretty famous being one of the main cast on Keeping Up with the Kardashians. Unfortunately, he also got arrested for DUI arrest in 2001, when he was just 18 years old.

Despite this incident, Khloe Kardashian made a funny post on Instagram by placing her and Scott’s mug shots side by side.

9. Michelle Rodriguez

Michelle got her breakthrough when she played the role of a frustrated boxer in the movie Girlfight. Nonetheless, she’s one of the celebs who also got arrested for driving under the influence in December 2005. However, her first DUI arrest happened in 2003.

While in jail, she told a cop that she doesn’t belong in the cell and that she’d better off placing a gun in her head. In line with this, she violated her probation, so she earned a 180-day jail time.

10. Laura Jeanne Reese Witherspoon

She’s more known as Reese Witherspoon and one of the highest-paid actresses in 2019. She got a Primetime Emmy Award and two Golden Globe Awards for her work in the entertainment industry.

Despite her fame and fortune, Reese and her husband Jim Toth were arrested by cops in Atlanta in 2013. They were both inside the car and Jim was driving in the wrong lane, so they were made to pull over by the police.

Jim was arrested for DUI, while Reese was arrested for misconduct for disrespectfully arguing with the police.

11. Nicole Camille Richie

DUINicole made her appearance on television in the series The Simple Life, where Paris Hilton was also part of the cast. She got her first DUI arrest in 2006 with Nicole being caught driving the wrong lane on a freeway.

It’s a good thing no one was killed or injured that time. Also, her dad pled guilty for all the charges put on her daughter.

12. Vincent Anthony Vaughn

Vince is a known actor for his skills in acting, comedy, and screenwriting. He starred in Swingers in 1996 where he got his breakthrough in the industry.

It was in June 2018 when Vince was arrested for DUI at a checkpoint in Los Angeles. He was arrested by the police due to obstructing uniformed personnel and for drunk driving.

13. Mel Gibson

His complete name is Mel Columcille Gerard Gibson and he’s a famous actor, producer, and screenwriter. Gibson was arrested in July 2006 for drunk driving, resisting an arrest, and threatening the police that he’ll pee on their floor.


No matter how rich and famous you are, if you violate the laws on the roadside, then you’re going to receive legal consequences. Even the legendary actors and actresses in Hollywood got their respective penalties and fines due to drunk driving.

By saying that, your best countermeasure for avoiding DUI is to never put yourself behind the wheels when you’re intoxicated. You can always designate a driver or take a cab or Uber, so you can safely go home.

If you have a problem with your alcohol consumption, then seek help from a doctor or addiction specialist near you. They have the expertise and experience to give you a customized treatment plan.