Is it Celebrity DUI week?
Its just Tuesday and this is the third celebrity DUI we will be posting.
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson Pleads Guilty in 2nd DUI. (photo credit: sd bolt report)
I just wrote about Sacramento King’s Andres Nocioni’s no contest plea and Sam just wrote about Heroes’ Adrian Pasdar being charged with one count of DUI.
Now, our third DUI news is about the slap in the wrist penalties that Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson will be getting after pleading guilty to his 2nd DUI offense.
Jackson was arrested last January 2009 for DUI while in probation for his first DUI conviction last 2006.
And what does he get for his second DUI?
A measly $2,400 fine, a five-year informal probation, and 4 days of community service.
Oh, The NFL will probably suspend him for at least one game next season (like that will put a dent on his wallet).
I guess that’s what being a celebrity gets you; the least amount of punishment possible.
While Heroes’ Adrian Pasdar has just been charged with one count of DUI, another star had just pleaded no contest to drunken driving.
Sacramento Kings forward Andres Nocioni has entered the misdemeanor plea yesterday in Sacramento Court through his lawyer William Portanova.
Sacramento Kings Andres Nocioni
Nocioni will be serving 2 days of community service in a work program operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department.
The Argentine born player must also pay a fine of $480, attend a three-month alcohol education program and serve three years probation.
Nocioni was arrested last November 5 after a police officer noticed his car weaving in downtown Sacramento.
The arrest was made hours after the Kings lost a home game to the Atlanta Hawks.
He might have gotten 1-day community service if they won the game, LOL.
But seriously, I hope he learned his lesson from this and become a better role model that is becoming of his status.
The popularity of “Heroes” star Adrian Pasdar did not save him from facing DUI charges after authorities arrested him last Jan. 27 because he was allegedly speeding and swerving over two traffic lanes along the 405 Freeway.
According to reports, the 44-year-old celebrity who portrays Nathan Petrelli in the hit TV show was charged with one count of driving under the influence. He will be arraigned later within the week.
Pasdar’s manager refused to comment regarding the charges.
The actor may have been confused and thought the he can fly over the roads using his vehicle.
Hopefully, this controversy will make him think twice before he sits behind the wheel while he is intoxicated.
DUI has been a constant cause of injuries and deaths over the years. In an effort to lessen the number of road accidents caused by drunk driving, the law that governs this violation is strictly enforced by the police.
Not even celebrities can turn their backs on the consequences of drunk driving. In fact, Heroes star 44-year-old Adrian Pasdar (known for his role as Nathan Petrelli) was recently booked and placed in prison for DUI suspicion.
According to reports, he was traveling along the 405 freeway with a speed of over 90 mph when he was stopped by the police.
Authorities noticed an alcohol odor so they gave him a sobriety test. He was arrested by the police after he failed it.
He will be held on a $15,000 bail. This high amount was set due to the actor’s refusal to take a breathalyzer.
Stopping the occurrence of accidents caused by DUI may not be done by authorities alone because the safety of all road users greatly depends on every driver’s actions. All drivers should work together by exercising extreme care while they are behind the wheel.