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NBC's Morgan gets DUI charge

Tracy Morgan, a former Saturday Night Live regular who co-stars on NBC's 30 Rock, was arrested Tuesday in Upper Manhattan on drunken driving charges, the district attorney's office said.

The 38-year-old comedian was stopped about 4:30 a.m. while driving a Cadillac Escalade on the Henry Hudson Parkway, Edison Alban, a spokesman for District Attorney Robert Morgenthau, told the Associated Press.

Police said Morgan smelled of alcohol and that he later failed a breathalyzer test at a police station, Alban said. When he was arrested, Morgan told police he had been to a club and "had some beers," Assistant District Attorney John Kennedy said in court.

Morgan was arraigned on charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while impaired. He was released without having to post bail. The prosecutor told the judge that he recommended a $1,000 fine, five days of community service and a DUI program. Last December, Morgan was arrested in Hollywood, Calif., on impaired driving charges after police stopped him for speeding.

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