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Kim Delaney | WHAT'S THE 911? Delaney was busted by a cell-phone whistleblower
Image credit: Kim Delaney: Andrew Eccles
WHAT'S THE 911? Delaney was busted by a cell-phone whistleblower

LEGAL BRIEFS Life uncomfortably imitated art Saturday night when Kim Delaney, whose ''NYPD Blue'' character battled alcoholism, was arrested in Malibu on drunk driving charges. She was allegedly driving erratically on the Pacific Coast Highway when a motorist behind her called 911 on his cell phone, giving a play-by-play to police as he followed her for 5 miles, all the way to her home.

Cops arrested her in her doorway, saying she appeared intoxicated and impaired and was mocking their questions. The ''Philly'' star refused to take a field sobriety test or a breathalyzer test, actions that could result in the loss of her license for a year or more. The 40-year-old actress was booked and released, with a court date set for March 27. She faces a possible year in jail and up to $5,000 in fines....

Wesley Snipes is facing a paternity suit from a woman who is living with her baby on welfare and food stamps. Lanise Pettis, a 30-year-old Indiana woman, says she had an affair with Snipes two years ago that resulted in the birth of her son, now 11 months old. Snipes has not submitted to a paternity test or commented on the suit. The 39-year-old actor and his ex-wife April have a 13-year-old son, Jelani, about whom Snipes has said, ''It's tough to be a good father.''

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