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November 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A mistrial was declared in the drunken driving case of former "Taxi" co-star Jeff Conaway, arrested in an accident that injured a bicyclist. Superior Court Judge Sara Redin declared the mistrial Thursday after the jury deadlocked. There was no immediate word on whether prosecutors will retry the 40-year-old actor. Prosecutors alleged Conaway was driving drunk Feb. 23 when his Porsche, traveling more than 60 m.p.h., slammed into cyclist Farid Farhan.
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May 28, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died Friday. He was 60. Conaway was taken off life support at Encino Hospital Medical Center, said his sister Carla Shreve. He had pneumonia when he arrived unconscious at the hospital May 10, the result of "just too many prescribed drugs," and was placed in a medically induced coma, she said.
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January 15, 1991
Actor Jeff Conaway, of the hit television series "Taxi," was convicted Monday of drunk driving stemming from an accident in which a cyclist was injured. Conaway, 40, who played struggling actor Bobby Wheeler in the television series, faces a sentence of up to three years in prison, prosecutors said. This was the second trial for Conaway. His first trial ended with jurors deadlocked 8 to 4 in favor of his acquittal. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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January 15, 1991
Actor Jeff Conaway, of the hit television series "Taxi," was convicted Monday of drunk driving stemming from an accident in which a cyclist was injured. Conaway, 40, who played struggling actor Bobby Wheeler in the television series, faces a sentence of up to three years in prison, prosecutors said. This was the second trial for Conaway. His first trial ended with jurors deadlocked 8 to 4 in favor of his acquittal. Deputy Dist. Atty.
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May 28, 2011 | By Dennis McLellan, Los Angeles Times
Jeff Conaway, an actor who came to fame in the late 1970s as a high school greaser in the hit movie musical "Grease" and as a regular on the TV series "Taxi" but in more recent years was known for his appearances on "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew," died Friday. He was 60. Conaway was taken off life support at Encino Hospital Medical Center, said his sister Carla Shreve. He had pneumonia when he arrived unconscious at the hospital May 10, the result of "just too many prescribed drugs," and was placed in a medically induced coma, she said.
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February 15, 1991 | CLAUDIA PUIG, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Conaway Sentencing Delayed: Sentencing was postponed until March 8 for former "Taxi" co-star Jeff Conaway, who was convicted of a drunk-driving accident that seriously injured a bicyclist. Conway was convicted Jan. 14 in Santa Monica Superior Court of one count each of driving under the influence of alcohol causing serious injury, and driving with a blood-alcohol content of more than 0.08%. He faces up to three years in state prison. On Feb.
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April 29, 1991 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
House Arrest: Actor Jeff Conaway, who played Bobby Wheeler on the TV show "Taxi," Friday was ordered by a Los Angeles judge to spend 60 days under house arrest and serve three years probation for hitting a bicycle rider while driving drunk. Conaway's blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit of .08 when he sideswiped the bike rider in February, 1990, prosecutors said. Conaway, 40, was ordered to perform 300 hours of community service, and his driver's license was suspended.
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March 29, 1997
More than 4,000 people are expected to be served lunch today at the Los Angeles Mission's annual Easter meal on 5th Street on skid row. Hundreds of volunteers will serve ham, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls and apple pie from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Servers will include celebrities such as Dyan Cannon, Jayne Meadows Allen, Justine Bateman, Jack Carter, Gary Coleman, Jeff Conaway, Ray Conniff, Sandra Dee, Earl Holliman, Rose Marie and Jean Smart.
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November 16, 1990
A mistrial was declared in the drunk driving case of former "Taxi" co-star Jeff Conaway, who had faced felony charges stemming from an accident that injured a bicyclist. Conaway, 40, of Hollywood Hills, was ordered Thursday by Superior Court Judge Sara Radin to return to court in Santa Monica Dec. 3 for a pretrial conference. The jury deadlocked 8 to 4 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors alleged that Conaway was driving drunk Feb.
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November 17, 1990
A mistrial was declared in the drunk driving case of former "Taxi" co-star Jeff Conaway, who faced felony charges stemming from an accident that injured a bicyclist. Conaway, 40, of Hollywood Hills was ordered Thursday by Superior Court Judge Sara Radin to return to court in Santa Monica Dec. 3 for a pretrial conference. The jury deadlocked 8-4 in favor of acquittal. Prosecutors say Conaway was driving drunk Feb. 23 when his Porsche, traveling at more than 60 m.p.h.
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November 16, 1990 | From Times Wire Services
A mistrial was declared in the drunken driving case of former "Taxi" co-star Jeff Conaway, arrested in an accident that injured a bicyclist. Superior Court Judge Sara Redin declared the mistrial Thursday after the jury deadlocked. There was no immediate word on whether prosecutors will retry the 40-year-old actor. Prosecutors alleged Conaway was driving drunk Feb. 23 when his Porsche, traveling more than 60 m.p.h., slammed into cyclist Farid Farhan.
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February 8, 2013 | By Christie D'Zurilla
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August 5, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Friday. Roseanne Barr says she's running for president. ( Entertainment Weekly ) Brett Ratner, yes, the "Rush Hour" guy, will be producing this year's Oscars with Don Mischer. ( Los Angeles Times ) A "Sex and the City" prequel is coming, but as a TV series set in high school. ( Los Angeles Times ) Sarah Michelle Gellar is returning to "All My Children" for a short run before the series finally ends. ( Los Angeles Times )
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