Pete Davidson got pulled over and his friend was arrested for possession


This is an odd story. It’s not just odd because Pete Davidson got pulled over yet it was his friend, the passenger, who ended up being arrested but because there’s a lot of information being left out. What we know is that while working upstate on his latest film with Machine Gun Kelly, Pete was pulled over by officers. He passed a field sobriety test. However, officers said the car smelled of weed so they searched it, which resulted in the passenger being arrested on a felony drug count.

Pete Davidson and a friend recently had a run-in with law enforcement.

The “Saturday Night Live” star and the pal were driving in Syracuse, where Davidson is filming “Big Time Adolescence” with Machine Gun Kelly, when Davidson was pulled over around 4 a.m. last weekend, according to TMZ.

Officers reportedly smelled marijuana, which prompted them to search the vehicle.
Davidson passed a field sobriety test, but his friend was arrested and booked for felony possession of a controlled substance and cited for unlawful possession of weed.

[From Page Six]

Immediately, I want to defend Pete because I always get ticked off when I read “smelled like weed” as justification for something. My first semester in college, my psychology professor called me in her office to tell me that when she opened up the paper I’d written (on a typewriter, yes) she said it “reeked of marijuana.” I had never (and still haven’t) smoked marijuana. I told her I smoked cigarettes but not weed and she looked at me disapprovingly and said the fact that my writing was “all over the map” supported her accusation. She then kicked me out of her office with a C when I refused to admit to something I hadn’t done. Screw you, Dr. White – I can write terribly totally sober!

Getting back to Pete, I still have many questions. Like, was Pete pulled over for erratic driving and that’s why he was given a given a field sobriety test? As for the friend (I don’t know if it was a male or female friend) – felony possession is no laughing matter. New York law is changing on marijuana possession. Police will issue tickets instead of arresting people for marijuana, but that is supposed to take effect on Sept 1. So, they could have added the weed to the friend’s charge but didn’t. As for the substance, we don’t know what it is or how much of it they had on them. Pete was driving so I can believe that the friend had all the drugs and Pete was clean. That’s what I want to believe but again, assumption is about all I have to go on. Let’s cross our fingers that none of this circles back to Pete. Otherwise, Ariana is going to think twice about changing her name to his after they marry.

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  1. FarahH says:

    It wouldn’t be surprising to see him with weed. He has Chron’s and the weed helps with the pain. He’s smoking weed in a ton of paps pic in NY.

    • anony83 says:

      I have Crohn’s and use MM for it (in a state where it’s legal) but there are still limitations, including not being allowed to drive under the influence (DUI applies to anything that could impact your driving ability, not just alcohol).

      But I think he also came out relatively recently and said he was sober and had stopped using mj. What’s notable (at least to me here) is that the friend got arrested for felony possession, I’m pretty sure you have to have a fairly large amount for it to be upgraded to a felony in NYS, though I’d have to look up the essentials.

      And for the question in the article, the police can give you a field sobriety test for any reason if they think you’re under the influence, including smelling weed in the car (or alcohol for that matter).

  2. Missy says:

    Marijuana should be legal, plain and simple. It’s going to be legal in October here in Canada, it’s awesome

    • NotSoSocialButterfly says:

      I agree. Legalize and tax it.

    • Angela82 says:

      Maryland has decriminalized it and made it medically available. I almost forget that in some states you can be arrested for possession of cannabis. Crazy.My mom actually has a prescription for back pain. She is allergic to common over the counter ibuprofen and can’t stand how pain killers make her feel. Honestly, I am so glad she doesn’t have to take opiates. I am in the substance abuse field and seeing what they’re doing to people around the world is extremely terrifying.

  3. MissKittles says:

    I read that it was possession of edibles!!! Like come on…. I get that it’s illegal but it’s no worse than alcohol. Imagine being a drunk passenger & getting arrested.

    • Angela82 says:

      Agreed. As long as the driver (Davidson) passed the sobriety test they should have been let go or worse case a fine for possessing in a state where its not legal. I will never understand the pot phobia.

  4. Jessica says:

    Ariana’s new album (which I love; buy/stream Sweetener!) has a song on it called Blazed.

    I’m sure they all smoke weed…at the very least. Though I can believe Ariana doesn’t use anything harder than that because her relationship with Mac Miller ended due to his substance abuse issues.

    YIKES @ that professor.

  5. Sarah says:

    I don’t smoke weed, but I really don’t get the big deal. I live in Colorado, where it’s legal, and haven’t noticed any adverse effects (except for an increase in our population). I’m also a nurse, and haven’t seen any negative effects of marijuana in that aspect either. The marijuana industry brings in a lot of revenue from taxes, and our school systems have befitted from this. The only concern that I have in regards to
    Marijuana is when people drive while high, that is completely irresponsible.

    • Missy says:

      If smoking cigs, drinking alcohol, and prescription painkillers are legal, weed should be too. I have seen some amazing results from eating edibles and smoking marijuana to manage pain.

  6. wheneight says:

    His dark circles around his eyes are from smoking weed all the time. I’m pretty sure. I dated someone who had it and told me it was from weed. Anyway, who cares if he smokes weed as long he doesn’t do it while driving which it seems like he doesn’t?

    • Missy says:

      I smoke weed every day and eat edibles, no dark circles for me

      • WingKingdom says:

        Yeah, I’ve never seen any correlation with dark circles and weed. Some people just have dark circles for no reason.

    • MellyMel says:

      Whoever told you that, didn’t know what they were talking about. Dark circles are due to genetics and/or not getting enough rest.

    • Beth says:

      Lol, dark circles are usually caused by not drinking enough water and being dehydrated, weed doesn’t cause that.

    • Angela82 says:

      I feel like some people have a “look” when they are high but its not permanent. I know life long smokers and never noticed a higher prevalence. I also know some who get dark circles and bags and don’t smoke at all.

  7. WingKingdom says:

    Eh, to me it sounds like his friend took the fall. I’m not buying that his friend possessed substances they weren’t both using. Pete better be paying those legal bills.

    • Esmom says:

      That was my firstI thought, too. I’m guessing him paying the bills was part of the deal.

      Hecate, that sucks about your prof. Not a great way to start the college experience. I had a prof once accuse me of plagiarism and I was devastated, feeling at a total loss as to how to defend myself. She eventually backed down but I feel like I was always suspect in her eyes after that.

      • Angela82 says:

        I always hated English classes that made you write fiction bc I was terrible at it, had no imagination and always felt paranoid they think I’d be plagiarizing. I had an easier time in my Psychology classes bc as long as you cited everything and didn’t copy word for word you were okay.

    • anony83 says:

      It’s surprising that the passenger got nabbed because generally the owner/driver of the car is considered “in possession” of anything in the car, unless it’s clearly under someone else’s control.

      My guess is that it was in the passenger’s pockets/bag, that’s one of the few ways it would be found to be in possession of the passenger. Even the passenger saying it was theirs wouldn’t necessarily get the driver out of a possession charge (let that be a lesson kids, don’t let your friends bring illegal substances in your car.)

  8. Murphy says:

    So uh, is Lorne going to follow through with kicking him to the curb if he relapsed or will that be thrown out the window b/c of the ratings he’s going to bring in from young Ariana fans?

    • Missy says:

      Since when does Lorne Michaels fire people for not being sober

      • Beth says:

        Hahaha really though

      • Murphy says:

        In this specific case Lorne gave him an ultimatum when he sent him to rehab a few years ago. He wasn’t that famous, he didn’t get a lot of air time, he wasn’t famous like the predecessors you are referring to.

  9. Smee says:

    How much weed do you have to have in your possession to get charged with a felony in NY state?!