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DMX Arrested for Alleged DUI

iStockPhoto/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Rapper DMX was arrested Thursday night on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The 41-year-old DMX, whose real name is Earl Simmons, was pulled over in South Carolina after officers saw him driving erratically. He was taken into custody, and released after paying a fine.

This is not the first time DMX has been arrested. In 2011 the rapper was arrested for driving 103 mph. He just finished a stint in prison on probation for failing to submit to drug testing and driving without a license.

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Bobby Brown Serves 9 Hours of 55-Day Sentence

Tiffany Rose/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobby Brown has been released from jail after serving just nine hours of his 55-day sentence.

Brown, 44, was sentenced last month to 55 days in jail and four years of summary probation for his most recent drunk driving arrest.

Brown turned himself in on Wednesday shortly before 10 a.m. and was released at 6:58 p.m., according to jail records. After he was released, he was put on electronic monitoring by Los Angeles County Probation, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Office said. The R&B singer is required to wear an ankle bracelet.

He is currently home with his family, a representative for the R&B star said in a statement to ABC News.

“Mr. Brown has accepted responsibility for what occurred last October 2012. Mr. Brown is pleased that the matter has been resolved and to be home with this wife and young son,” Brown’s attorney, Christopher Brown, said in a statement to ABC News.

Brown’s arrest Oct. 24 marked his second in a year. His first DUI arrest was in March 2012. He has long struggled with alcohol and drug abuse. He was also charged with a DUI in Florida in 1996.

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Bobby Brown Arrested for DUI

Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Bobby Brown has been arrested for driving while intoxicated, ABC News has confirmed.

ABC News affiliate KABC-TV is reporting Brown was arrested at 1:00 a.m. PT in Los Angeles and was jailed after refusing a field sobriety test.

This is the second time this year that Whitney Houston's ex has been arrested for DUI.  He was also arrested in late March, just over a month after Houston died.  He subsequently underwent a stint in rehab during the summer.

Brown married his manager, Alicia Etheredge, last June.

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Sally Struthers Arrested for Driving Under the Influence

SGranitz/WireImage(OGUNQUIT, Maine) -- Former All in the Family actress Sally Struthers was arrested Thursday morning in Ogunquit, Maine, about 40 miles south of Portland, for allegedly operating a motor vehicle while under the influence, according to police.

The 65-year-old Struthers was charged with OUI, or operating under the influence, a misdemeanor.  She was released on $160 cash bail, and a court date was set for December.

Struthers has been appearing in the musical 9 to 5 at the The Ogunquit Playhouse. 

A rep for the actress told, "Sally is working and she is fine and she loves The Ogunquit Playhouse and her yearly time in Ogunquit.  We deny these charges."

All in the Family aired on CBS from 1971 to 1979.  Struthers played Gloria Stivic, Archie Bunker’s daughter, who was married to Rob Reiner’s character Michael Stivic.

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Jessica Simpson's Father Charged in Connection with DUI Arrest

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest on suspicion of DUI earlier this month.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office tells E! Online that the 54-year-old faces one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.  If convicted, Joe could get a maximum sentence of six months in jail, 36 months' probation and a $1,000 fine.

Joe was arrested on Aug. 4 for allegedly driving under the influence in Sherman Oaks, Calif.  The former minister spent the night in jail and was released the following day.

This is the first DUI offense for Simpson, who is due back in court on Aug. 30 for his arraignment.

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Rick Springfield Pleads No Contest in DUI Case

ABC News(MALIBU, Calif.) -- "Jesse's Girl" singer and one-time General Hospital star Rick Springfield pleaded no contest Thursday in a DUI case stemming from a drunk-driving arrest in California in May of 2011. reports Springfield himself wasn't present for the proceeding at the Malibu, Calif., courtroom, but his attorney pleaded on the star's behalf to a lesser offense, a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving, "with driving under the influence conditions."

As a condition of his plea, Springfield will avoid jail, but must attend an alcohol education program, and will be considered on informal probation for three years.

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Randy Travis Naked During Latest DUI Arrest

Grayson County Sheriff's Office(SHERMAN, Texas) -- Country singer Randy Travis has been arrested for DUI for the second time this year.

Sgt. Ricky Wheeler of the Grayson County Sheriff’s Office in Sherman, Texas confirms to ABC News Radio that state troopers responded to a call at 11:18 p.m. Tuesday night reporting a man lying on the road outside of the town of Tioga.  They discovered Travis at the scene with a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath and several signs of intoxication" and arrested him for DUI.

On the way to the station, Travis allegedly threatened to shoot and kill the troopers, which resulted in an additional charge of retaliation and obstruction, which is a felony.  Sgt. Wheeler also says Travis was brought to the station naked, though it's unclear whether Travis was discovered naked or somehow disrobed later.

Travis was booked and held overnight, then released Wednesday after posting a total of $21,500 bond, $20,000 of which was for the felony charge.

Sherman is located about 60 miles north of Dallas, Texas.  Tioga is roughly 25 miles southwest of Sherman.

Travis, 53, was arrested early last February in Sanger, Texas after a police officer discovered him drunk in his car with an open bottle of wine.  He later blamed the incident on too much post-Super Bowl celebrating.

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Two Judges Involved in Lindsay Lohan's DUI Case Disciplined

Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Lindsay Lohan has put her DUI case behind her, but there are still some lingering aftereffects.

Two Los Angeles County Superior Court judges have been disciplined by California’s Commission on Judicial Performance for their handling of the case, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Judge Marsha Revel, who sent Lindsay to jail in the summer of 2010 after ruling that the Mean Girls star violated her probation, was found to have improperly met alone with an attorney who wanted to represent Lindsay.

Judge Elden Fox was found to have improperly denied bail to Lindsay later that year after she failed a drug test. After Fox made the decision, an appeal was filed and another judge set bail.

A judicial expert tells the Los Angeles Times the panel’s disciplinary actions on the judges are tantamount to a “wrist slap.”

Lindsay’s formal probation in her DUI case ended in March.

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Jenna Jameson Officially Charged with DUI

Tommaso Boddi/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Former porn star Jenna Jameson has officially been slapped with three charges following a single-car smash-up with a light pole last month, TMZ reports.

Early in the morning on May 25, she was busted on suspicion of DUI in Orange County, Calif., but now law enforcement has revealed the details.

According to the gossip site, cops say Jameson blew a .13 when cops gave her a breath test, and was found to be under the influence of two prescription drugs when she was arrested: zolpidem, otherwise known as Ambien, and buprenorphine, or Suboxone.

She was slapped with a pair of DUI charges, as well as a driving with a suspended license charge.  Jameson could face up to a year in jail if convicted on all counts.

Earlier this month, she apologized to her fans via Twitter, saying May 25 was "one of the most terrible mistakes" of her life.

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Amanda Bynes Back at the Bar After DUI, But Behaves

Jason Merritt/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- She may have been busted on a DUI early Friday morning, but Amanda Bynes was back at the bar the very next day.

The New York Post reports, however, the actress didn't drink at the Los Angeles Irish pub Rock & Reilly’s, where a birthday party was held for a pair of publicists.  Instead, the paper's spies say Bynes stayed "very briefly" before she left to have dinner.

On Tuesday, TMZ posted footage the gossip site says proves Bynes got behind the wheel while inebriated even before her weekend bust after a night partying at L.A.'s Greystone Manor.  In the clip, Bynes appears to stumble in front of, then into her Range Rover.

Before she drove away, a photographer pleaded to her passenger, "She shouldn't be driving, dude!"

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