Whatever happened to Carmine “the big ragoo?”
Three words: D.U.I.
Another star* falls from grace*…
His name is Eddie Mekka but nostalgic TV fans will know him better as Carmine “The Big Ragoo” Ragusa on Laverne and Shirley.
TMZ says Mekka, 57, was arrested last Friday in Las Vegas after he allegedly got into a drunken car crash.
Law enforcement sources say they received a call at around 12:30 PM about a collision with a “suspected drunk driver.” When officers arrived, they found Eddie Mekka and administered field sobriety tests.
He was placed under arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.
No injuries were reported at the scene.
Meanwhile former Three’s Company star* Joyce DeWitt (aka Janet) , was also arrested for a suspected DUI on Saturday.
*term may or may not be used loosely.