Police, Celebrity Gossip Photographers Talk Dennis Quaid Out of DUI

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Dennis Quaid was thisclose to being popped for DUI last night.

At Philippe restaurant in West Hollywood early this morning. Quaid, his wife Kimberly and a friend walked outside where valet had already brought their car.

The motor was running, they got in and Quaid got behind the wheel.

He turned the wheel a matter of inches but had not yet shifted it into drive when a local policeman pulled up alongside and urged the actor to call a cab.

Dennis responded that he didn't want to drive. The cop repeatedly said, "Get out of the car." Quaid responded, "What do you want me to do?!" He then grew some brain cells and asked if they could go back in the restaurant and the cop said yes.

Dennis Quaid and wife Kimberly lucked out last night.

The Quaids did end up taking a cab home and he came back for the car a short while ago. Interestingly, he could have been arrested from a legal standpoint.

The car was on and he was behind the wheel, but the police officer used his discretion and decided not to pursue it. Maybe he should thank the paparazzi.

Members of the celebrity gossip media mobbing the scene joked with Quaid, saying "You don't want a DUI. You don't want to end up like Mel Gibson!"

Hard to argue with that.

Good to see Dennis make the right choice in the end ... even if it caused a scene and took more than a little cajoling. All's well that ends well, right?

Besides, even if he had been arrested and tossed in the drunk tank overnight, Randi and Evi Quaid would still be the black sheep of the family.

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adoro Denis Quaid sou sua fã desde sempre...acho ele muito competente e todos seu filmes...e gostaria muito de conhece-lo.Denis Bjs p/ vc.

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I am hunored by the fact that Free Britany believes she has the moral character to claim that Dennis Quaid 'grew a brain cell'. Read the article carefully. Does not this article come across judgmental and condescending in the way it is written. I do not know Ms. Britney, but the thought that anyone who sat around and waited for the Quaids to get in their car so that they could report this story in hopes to sell it and line their own pockets with cash is super strange! Let me ask you, How does this information that you reported here truley have an effect on anyones personal life? Will I make key life decisions diffrently today because of what you reported or is it just more "usless and pointless knowledge" as Bob Dylan wrote, to feed what the media considers a sub-intelligent sensationalistic slop eating cow known as the general public?

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He was extremely lucky

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Prehaps he learned his lesson now? And not the hard way this time around. Good stuff

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