Tyson: ‘I Escaped DUI Charge When I Was Driving High On Cocaine’

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April 4, 2012 | 5:56pm EST

Former boxer Mike Tyson has revealed he once dodged a DUI arrest after police pulled him over while his was driving high on cocaine – because they were big fans.
The Hangover star made the confession during an appearance on U.S. late night show Conan on Tuesday, recalling the cops even agreed to take him to his drug dealer’s house.

Tyson said, “When they pulled me over, I said, ‘It’s over, man…!’ But they (cops) said, ‘Mike, that was awesome in The Hangover, that was great!’ And I said, ‘Excuse me, would you take me to this address, sir?'”

The sportsman also revealed he didn’t have his driving license with him at the time – but the officers didn’t ask for any form of identification.

He added, “The cops took me to the drug house… and the people in there are freaking out… He (cop) takes me in there and then he starts reprimanding the guy at the house to make sure I get home.”

Tyson admits he had a long walk home after the incident because everyone at the house left as soon as the cops drove off and he was left alone and lost.

He failed to mention when and where the near-arrest took place, but suggested it was after an ESPY Awards event.