The New York Herald Sun
September 30, 2009
Comedian Artie Lange pleaded guilty today to Driving Under The Influence in a Tom’s River, New Jersey court relating to a fender-bender from July 10, 2009.
Mr. Lange apparently plead guilty to being under the influence of an addictive drug and settled out of fear of excess media scrutiny.
Mr. Lange was fined $ 664.
Howard Stern‘s sidekick is finally in rehab. Artie Lange, who’s long overindulged with drugs and drink, was scheduled to attend close pal Bob Saget‘s Comedy Central roast on Sunday night, but never made it to LA. Instead, he checked himself into an intensive outpatient rehab program. A source said Lange “felt awful for not being there for Bob, but needed to make his health a priority.” Lange also canceled his stand-up shows this weekend, but plans to return to his regular gig on Stern’s Sirius radio show when it returns from hiatus. Lange’s rep, Lewis Kay, confirmed the news.
Get well buddy; we all love you-JT