Ex-CSI Star Back on Wrong Side of the Law—Why Was Gary Dourdan Busted Now?

Actor allegedly smashed into multiple parked cars while under the influence

By Natalie Finn Jun 13, 2011 8:42 PMTags
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Gary Dourdan has gone from CSI star to LAPD regular.

The actor, whose character was killed off the hit show in 2008, was arrested at 3:50 a.m. in Los Angeles after allegedly plowing into multiple parked cars while behind the wheel, E! News confirmed Monday.

No word on whether the arresting officers suspected that Dourdan was high on anything but life, but their investigation at the scene led them to bust the actor on suspicion of possessing a controlled substance.

Dourdan, who was said to be walking away from the scene when officers responded to report of the smashup, was booked for felony drug possession at the LAPD's Pacific Community Station a little after 7:30 a.m., according to Officer Sara Faden.

He posted $10,000 bail and was released early this afternoon. He's due back in court on July 7.

But Dourdan knows the drill. Not long after his CSI contract negotiations supposedly fell through in 2008, he was busted in Indio, Calif. after police found him asleep behind the wheel of his car and busted him for possession of heroin, cocaine and ecstasy.

He avoided prison time by copping to cocaine and ecstasy possession and entering a drug-diversion program.

—Reporting by Ashley Fultz