20 Celebs Who Failed At Keeping Their Driver's License

Not all of us are lucky enough the drift around in snazzy BMW convertibles or classic James Bond-esque Aston Martin DB9s. Nope, we peasants usually stick to the sensible, reliable, and most importantly, budget-friendly. For the egocentric celebs of the world, however, money is no object. They can afford the pimped-out Lambos and the ultra-rare LaFerraris without blinking an eyelid.

Yet even though they can, it doesn't mean they should. Some A-listers are trustworthy behind the wheel but these 20 are the furthest thing from it. Here are a handful of Hollywood big-shots who messed up so bad that they had their licenses (and positive reputations) confiscated.

20 John Stamos

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The Californian leading Full House actor found himself on the front page of the driving gods' bad books back in 2015, when he was caught driving while under the influence. There are a few things that should be avoided at all costs behind the wheel, and being whacked out of your mind is certainly one of the frontrunners.

19 Jaime Pressly

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It was simply a regular traffic violation that caused the My Name Is Earl actress to be pulled over, but after blowing 0.22 on the breathalyzer, she was in for a big slap on the wrist. Of course, that's way over the legal limit, so it makes sense that she wasn't allowed to drift around corners for the short-term future.

18 Michelle Rodriguez

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Speaking of drifting around corners, Michelle Rodriguez, one of the stars of the Fast and Furious franchise seemed to take her on-screen role a tad too literally. Back in 2005 she had her license suspended for 90 days after pleading guilty to under the influence of alcohol, dampening the lovely trip to Hawaii.

17 Amanda Bynes

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Not only has the former Amanda Show actress had her license suspended (after 5 accidents in just a short few-month period) but she was found herself involved in yet another crash, during the time it was suspended.  As far as poor celebrity driving records go, Amanda's name is right up there at the top of the list.

16 Tiger Woods

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When he's not puttin' on the green, he's driving he's sleeping - apparently, sometimes simultaneously. The PGA legend was charged with driving under the influence after he was caught catching a few Zs in the bike lane. The golf pro stated that it was actually his strong prescription medications that forced him into a sleepy state.

15 Mike Tyson

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He might be a knockout in the boxing ring, but on the road he's a bit of a careless cockatoo. About 12 years ago, back in 2007, the boxing iconc was arrested for allegedly playing with some form of white no-no powder inside his vehicle. He eventually pleaded guilty and was slapped with a DUI charge.

14 Justin Bieber

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Since he was just an innocent kid, Justin Bieber has been a constant in the entertainment spotlight. As he (and his bank balance) started to grow, he got himself into a rather unfortunate habit of getting in trouble behind the wheel. Back in 2013 he hit a snap-happy paparazzo with his car before speeding off, and more recently had his license suspended for some real-life Need-4-Speed action through the streets of Miami.

13 Paris Hilton

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In her bright pink Hey-look-at-me-and-how-rich-and-famous-I-am Bentley, it's almost impossible to miss hotel heiress Paris Hilton on the road. Of course, it's not hard for the cops to miss her either. She had her licence suspended back in 2007, arrested with a charge of driving under the influence, and she's also been involved in a few too many fender-benders of the years.

12 Chris Pine

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Back in 2014 when the Star Trek actor was partying it up in New Zealand, he was pulled over by the cops and was found to have had a little too much fun, clocking in at 0.11 on the breath-o when the NZ legal limit is 0.08. Aside from his driver's license being suspended, he was also forced to fork up $93 in fines.

11 Lindsay Lohan

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LiLo has never been a stranger to the spotlight, not to controversy. The former child acting star has chalked up multiple DUIs on her driving record, which back in 2007 caused her to be arrested. That was only the tip of the iceberg, however, having been found carrying some naughty powder in her pocket at the time as well.

10 Kevin Hart

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Apparently, this comedian didn't have the heart to tell his buddies that he was done drinking, because he left a venue back in 2013 and was caught driving on the way home well and truly over the legal limit. Kevin pled no contest, which meant that one of the two charges were dropped, but still, he had to bus around like the rest of us peasants for a while.

9 Reese Witherspoon

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Despite being touted as a rather quiet soul, the Oscar-winning actress and Legally Blonde star made headlines when she was arrested back in 2013 in Atlanta. The story goes that she was pinged for driving under the influence and disorderly conduct, resulting in a slap on the wrist and some time in the passenger seat.

8 Matthew Fox

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It was back in 2012 when The Lost actor found himself on the wrong side of the law behind the wheel. Fox ended up clocking in well over the legal limit, walking - or should we say stumbling - away with a DUI charge. Clearly, he was upset with himself, admitting his embarrassment during an appearance on Ellen.

7 Tim Allen

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One of TV's funny man got himself into a rather sticky sitation back in 1997.  He was pulled over by the coppers when rolling through Michigan, and after taking a breath test, the police deemed that his blood-alcohol level was at 0.15, well above the state's legal limit. It's not a good look, especially after having already spent a couple of years behind bars.

6 Craig Robinson

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Brooklyn Nine-Nine's Pontiac Bandit has had his fair share of real-world car-related trouble to go alongside his on-screen persona. Back in 2008, after being pulled to the side of the road for a minor traffic violation, Craig Robinson was found to have been carrying a few naughty no-nos, which put him in a steamy pot of hot water.

5 Nicole Richie

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In the United States of America, we drive on the right-hand side of the road. It's one of the first things you learn as a trainee driver, but apparently, back in 2006, Nicole Richie forgot all about it. She was arrested for driving under the influence and driving the wrong way down the freeway. Not your most impressive of stunts, Nicole.

4 Tracy Morgan

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Unfortunately for funnyman Tracy Morgan, driving misdemeanors are a rather common happening. Over the years, the 30 Rock star has chalked up multiple offenses, the first of which occurred back in 2005, where he was charged with a DUI and speeding, hitting a BAC reading of 0.13. Not so funny now, are you Tracy?

3 Michael Phelps

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He might have more Olympic gold medals than the rest of modern civilization combined (probably), but the great Michael Phelps, unfortunately, has a fair few legal run-ins to go along with them. He plead guilty to driving under the influence back in 2004, then again five years later, forcing the court to suspend his license.

2 Chris Soules

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Does anyone remember this dude from The Bachelor USA? Neither. Well, apparently the former reality TV star found himself involved in a nasty car crash back in 2016, which caused a tractor driver to lose his life. It was revealed that Soules had some partially-consumed drinks in the car, which found him in a whole lot of trouble.

1 Chris Brown

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It's certainly not like Chris Brown to find himself at the center of controversy...

Anyway, famous artist totaled his snazzy Porsche back in February of 2013, and then merely three months later found himself in hot water yet again. He rear-ended a car and fled the scene, resulting in a hit and run charge.

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