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Sandra Bullock And Jesse James Hit By Drunk Driver
Posted on Sun Apr 20, 2008 11:25 AM PDT

Sandra Bullock SBULLOCK121706_04.jpg LOS ANGELES, California (X17online) - Actress Sandra Bullock and her husband Jesse James were hit by a drunk driver in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and Bullock's publicist just released the following statement to X17: "Sandra Bullock and Jesse James were in a car accident on Friday night. They are fine."

According to the Boston Herald, at 11 PM on April 18, the couple was being driven to their hotel in Eastern Point when a gray Subaru station wagon crossed lanes on East Main Street and smashed into the front of their vehicle, according to police. Bullock, 43, and James, who turned 39 on Saturday, were in a black SUV driven by Mark Hussey, 54, of Londonderry, New Hampshire.

The driver of the Subaru, identified as Lucille P. Gatchell, 64, from Gloucester, was given a field sobriety test and blew an alcohol level two and a half times over the legal limit. She was arrested on the scene for operating under the influence of alcohol and for a marked lanes violation, and she is due in Gloucester District Court on Tuesday morning.

When Gloucester police officer Kevin Mackey told Gatchell that she had hit the actress, “She was almost giggling and laughing. She said, 'My first drunk driving and I hit Sandra Bullock.’ ”

Immediately after the accident Mackey said the couple was "sort of hugging each other on the sidewalk,” said Mackey. “Ms. Bullock was consoling him.” Bullock “was very concerned about the lady in the other car," and asked several times if Gatchell was ok.

Bullock is currently shooting The Proposal in Cape Ann, Massachusetts.


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