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Charles Barkley Manages to Garner Public Support Despite a DUI

DUIs are no laughing matter. I can think of two members of the sports world who have killed people through their drunken driving. But even after committing a bad crime like driving drunk, Charles Barkley still managed to take the focus off his arrest and gain points from the public with his humor. The man known for always speaking his true feelings told this to the police (the following is from the officer’s incident report)

“[Barkley] told me that he ran the stop sign because he was in a hurry to pick up the girl I saw get in the passenger seat.

[Barkley] asked me to admit that she was ‘hot.’ He asked me, ‘You want the truth?’ When I told him I did he said, ‘I was gonna drive around the corner and get a b**w job. He then explained that she had given him a ‘b**w job’ one week earlier and said it was the best one he had ever had in his life.”

While being processed Barkley told a civilian Gilbert PD employee, “”I’ll tattoo my name on your ass” if he helped “get him out of the DUI.” According to the report, “He laughed and then quickly corrected himself and said, ‘I’ll tattoo your name on my ass’ and then laughed again.”

I’m having a hard time not scolding Barkley for his arrest, but I can’t help but laugh about this story. Barkley going to get a BJ and that’s why he couldn’t obey traffic laws. The guy’s like a teenager all hyped up on testosterone. And how about that mug shot? Classic, huh?

Derek Bell Has One Classic Mug Shot

Derek Bell mug shot

That is former Houston Astros semi-star Derek Bell. He was arrested and is in jail on four counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. He’s not doing too well. He was also arrested in ’06 for cocaine possession. He’s had those same eyes since he was 12, but he probably wasn’t tweaking back then. I feel badly for him. But I’m glad he gave us a great mug shot to use on the site.

Unfortunately, Bell’s mug shot wasn’t much prettier when he was arrested in 2006 on the aforementioned coke charges:

Derek Bell mug shot