It would seem that celebrities are trying to get their DUIs out of the way before the end of the year so that 2007 can at least start off clean. Following in the wake of Nicole Richie, Phish guy Trey Anastasio, and Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis, boxer dude Mike Tyson is the latest driver to be pulled over. The former heavyweight champ was stopped early this morning after his car nearly ran into a sheriff’s car while he was leaving a Scottsdale, Arizona, nightclub. He was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine. Tyson was booked at the county jail, where he was isolated from other inmates for his own safety. Like he couldn’t defend himself? Ironically, Tyson had been in the Maricopa County jail before – as a guest talking to juvies about the dangers of drugs and alcohol. (Fox)
According to TMZ, the police report says Tyson had “two bags of a white powder substance […] in his back left pocket. In addition a bag was located on the driver seat in a Marlboro cigarettes pack. […] I observed a white powder substance on the center console of the vehicle, Mike was wiping the dash off as I approached.” Tyson was informed in court today that he will be charged with felony drug possession.