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Ryan Gosling Was Arrested for Drunk Driving. In 2005.

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This news comes from Star, so take it with a grain of salt. I know I am. I’ve always been under the impression that if something comes from Star or the Enquirer, then I get to decide if it’s true or not. And this time, I’m deciding that Star is full of shit. But, of course, y’all need to decide for yourself, so here’s the story:

Ryan Gosling was arrested for a DUI back in 2005, Star magazine is exclusively reporting.

The hunky Canadian was arrested by officers from the central Los Angeles station of the California Highway Patrol on March 17, 2005 according to L.A. County Superior Court.

He later pleaded “no contest” to a misdemeanor change of “exhibiting speed,” even though he was originally charged with “driving under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs” and “driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 or greater.

“Exhibiting speed” is frequently negotiated as a plea bargain by defense attorneys as an alternative to a more severe DUI charge.

The 30-year-old actor, who is currently starring as a stunt driver in the film, Drive, was sentenced to two years of probation and ordered to pay $849 in fines.

But why would anyone try to drag Ryan Gosling‘s good name through the mud? Is it because he’s so pretty? Is it because he’s too pure and good? Maybe somebody just has a hardcore thing for Eva Mendes. Either way, this is unacceptable.

Here’s an interesting question though: if Ryan Gosling really did get a DUI back in 2005, would it change your opinion of him today?

8 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Oh please. Hell, no. He made a mistake six years ago. As long as he learned his lesson about something stupid & dangerous he did as a young man. Now if he is still acting a fool and putting innocent lives at risk that’s a whole other thing.

    Let’s make a pledge. I don’t judge you on what you did six, ten, fifteen years ago and you don’t judge me. As long as we cleaned up our acts, it is all good.

  • I could care less that he got a DUI way back. 0.08 isn’t much of an alcohol level. He looks like a super-lightweight. Probably had a glass of wine or something.

    He was likely going back home after a hot date with mom anyway.

  • It’s probably not true. In order to for a prosecutor to accept a plea deal one must actually plead “guilty,” not “no contest.”