Criminal Minds Star DUI: Thomas Gibson Drives Through Night Time Marathon; Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

By iScienceTimes Staff on January 7, 2013 11:28 AM EST

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Say hello to public transportation! Thomas Gibson, star of 'Criminal Minds,' was charged with DUI on Sunday after driving through a barricade set up for a marathon. (Photo: Reuters)

Running INTO a marathon isn't the same as running IN a marathon.

Criminal Minds star Thomas Gibson found that out the hard way on Sunday when he crashed his car into a barricade set-up for a nighttime half-marathon in downtown L.A. The 'Criminal Minds' star was charged with DUI after police smelled alcohol on his breath and he refused to take a breathalyzer test on the scene, USA Today reported.  His bail was set at $15,000 and TMZ is reporting he was still in custody as of Monday morning.

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The 'Criminal Minds' star's DUI is his first public brush with the law. A devoted family man, Gibson currently stars in 'Criminal Minds' but has a long career in film and television.  He is best known for his portrayal of Greg Montgomery in the ABC sitcom 'Dharma and Greg' which ran from 1997 to 2002. Gibson received two golden Globe nominations for his work on 'Dharma and Greg.' He became a 'Criminal Minds' star in 2005 when he landed the role of Special Agent Aaron 'Hotch' Hotchner. 'Criminal Minds' is one of the top-rated shows in its timeslot, drawing more than 6 million viewers this past Wednesday.

The 'Criminal Minds' star's DUI was a blight on the first-ever 'New Year's Race - Los Angeles At Night' half-marathon. The race was attended by more than 6,500 people and started at 9 p.m. The 'Criminal Minds' star got his DUI around 1:30 a.m., long after the race had passed through the barricade he drove through in his car. A road closure notice was posted on the marathon's website, but Gibson apparently was unaware the race was happening.

When he's not filming a highly-rated crimetime drama or getting DUIs at marathons, Gibson is an avid golfer and organizer of the Screen Actors Guild foundation's 'Actors Fore Actors' charity golf tournament.

Reps for Gibson and CBS have not commented on the 'Criminal Minds' star's DUI.

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