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Bill Murray Arrested for DUI

Bill Murray, the star of great movies like Caddyshack, Ground Hog Day, and The Razor’s Edge, was arrested for DUI in Stockholm, Sweden. Following a golf tournament, Murray was pulled over while driving his golf cart through downtown Stockholm.

A Detective-Inspector said Murray refused to take a breath test citing American legislation, so he “applied the old method – a blood test.” Murray was released and it is believed he returned to the United States.

The Detective-Inspector stated Murray would be charged with DUI if his BAC exceeded the legal limit. Murray signed a document admitting he was driving drunk and allowing a local police officer to plead guilty for him if his case goes to court. We hope the officer doesn’t have pay Murray’s fine.

Sweden’s BAC limit is only 0.02 percent. According to the U.S. National Highway Traffic Administration, Sweden’s penalties for DUI range from fines for a first offense with a BAC between 0.02 and 0.10 percent to a possible prison sentence of 1 to 2 months for a BAC over 0.10 percent with aggravating circumstances. Unlike the United States, Sweden imposes progressive fines based on income.

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