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Charles Barkley hit with DUI

A celebrity gossip junky, Caroline Goddard has been writing entertainment news for longer than the world has known Kim Kardashian's name. Follow her on Twitter at @GoddardCaroline.

Barkeley boozing

Charles Barkley was arrested in Arizona December 30 on suspicion of DUI. Barkley is right - he is not a role model.

Barkeley boozingAfter spending a wild few hours at Scottsdale bar Dirty/Pretty, Barkley made his way to his car with party pals Michael Strahan -- yes, the football star -- and Jaleel White -- yes, that would be Steve Urkel.Cops from a DUI task force unit pulled Barkley over around 1:30 a.m. after he ran a stop sign and was given a blood test when he showed signs of impairment and refused a Breathalyzer test."He was very respectful and very cooperative," Lt. Eric Shuhandler says. "He was handled just like we would handle anyone else."During a search of Barkley's vehicle, cops found wine coolers and bear claw donuts.The NBA star can be seen sweating profusely in his mug shot, despite the chilly temperature in the 40's. What else will that blood test show?

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