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Artie Lange, Howard Stern Sidekick, Charged with DUI in New Jersey - EXCLUSIVE AUDIO PHONE CALL

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - July 12, 2009: Reports from New Jersey today are that comedian Artie Lange of the Howard Stern Radio Show was charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant and careless driving after a minor traffic accident in central New Jersey.

Toms River police say Lange’s 2009 Nissan struck the rear of another vehicle around 1:30 p.m. Friday. Police say no one was injured and both vehicles had only minor damage.

Police say the responding officers’ observations led to the 41-year-old Lange, of Roseland, being charged. He was taken to police headquarters for processing.

Click PLAY to listen to our exclusive phone conversation with Artie about the incident*

He was issued summonses and released pending a municipal court appearance on Thursday. A police spokesman did not know if Lange had retained a lawyer.

Lange is a “Howard Stern Show” regular and recently wrote a best-selling book, “Too Fat to Fish.”

* This is an 'actual' fabricated "mash-up" phone conversation made with love and admiration from audio clips of Artie, a la Sal & Richard. It is, of course, fictional.