Artie Lange DUI

10/1/2009 Update:

Artie Pleads Guilty

Artie Lange blamed sleeping pills for his July DUI incident in Toms River before pleading guilty to the charge, according to the Asbury Park Press:

“Artie Lange, a comedian who fought a well-publicized battle with drugs and alcohol, pleaded guilty Wednesday in Municipal Court to driving under the influence of a habit-producing drug, officials said. Lange, 41, a radio personality on “The Howard Stern Show,” was charged July 10 with driving under the influence of an intoxicant following a minor traffic accident in the Silverton section of the township. He and his attorney Michael Grasso of Freehold had been granted an adjournment on a hearing on the charge, but reappeared in court to ask Judge James Liguori if Lange could plead guilty as charged, Municipal Prosecutor Steven Zabarsky said. Lange admitted in court that he was under the influence of prescribed sleeping pills when he crashed his car, Zabarsky said. Grasso said Lange had taken Restoril at 11:30 p.m. the night before the 1:30 p.m. accident the following day.”

So what does Artie get for pleading guilty? He was fined $664 (less than drinking on the sidewalk in Hoboken on St. Patty’s Day!) and ordered to serve 12 hours in an intoxicated driver resource program. His driver’s license was also revoked for seven months. His lawyer says he entered the plea because “the media circus that the trial would have brought would outweigh his best interests”.

The political situation in Hoboken today would probably be different if Chris Campos had taken that same advice!

7/11/2009:

Artie’s afternoon drunk driving

The peaks and valleys of our Hoboken neighbor Artie Lange’s life continue…

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He’s apparently off the wagon again because TMZ reports police in Toms River booked him for Driving Under the Influence and Reckless Driving. It’s unclear whether drugs, alcohol, or both may be involved. The Shipyard resident was driving a rented 2009 Nissan Sentra when police say he rear-ended a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am on Silver Bay Road at about 1:30 in the afternoon. The two “18 year old males” in the car were not injured, according to police who spoke to the Star Ledger. Now, if you were an 18 year old male whose vehicle sufferred minor damage after Artie Lange rear-ended you, don’t you think you could have come up with “an arrangement” that could have avoided police involvement? Say, an invite to the Howard Stern show studio on stripper day?

The Newark paper reported Lange lives in Roseland, not Hoboken. Is it possible Artie is getting a better deal on car insurance by having a Roseland address, or did someone make a mistake? Hmmm…. I wonder.

Nobody would ever do that in Hoboken, would they?

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36 Comments on "Artie Lange DUI"

joey
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joey

Just ran into Arie Lang at Willow Pharmacy on 9th & Willow he was picking up a prescription, wonder what it was.

hobposer
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hobposer

You didn’t even spell his 1st name right, forget what artie was getting, what are you taking that you can’t spell ARTIE?

In response to joey who said:
Just ran into Arie Lang at Willow Pharmacy on 9th & Willow he was picking up a prescription, wonder what it was.

King of Rock
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King of Rock

He was thinking of Entourage or a Jewish guy who is overweight and not funny.

In response to midtownauthentic who said:
You didn’t even spell his 1st name right, forget what artie was getting, what are you taking that you can’t spell ARTIE?

King of Rock
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King of Rock

“Artie Lange, a comedian who fought a well-publicized battle with drugs and alcohol…as well as…cheeseburgers, pizza and doughnuts.”

plywood
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plywood

Artie Lange give as much a crap about Hoboken as Frank Sinatra did. Not really news. Let him commit suicide somewhere else.

mookie
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mookie

Talented???? I don’t think so. You are laughing at him, not with him. His stories about his past are funny (ie. the pig suit when on Mad TV) because of his stupidity. He will end up like his idol John Belushi, except no will care or remember Artie.

mcspacebar
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It’s a shame this guy is going to turn up dead soon. He is talented. too bad he treats himself so poorly.
As for his comment about wearing a seatbelt is Un-american??? I was just in a car accident, if I had not been wearing a belt i would have been much worse off.
He is a self fullfilling prophesy.

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