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'American Idol' contestant Danelle Hayes booted for previous brush with law

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Danelle Hayes, an American Idol hopeful who earned a ticket to Hollywood, ended up not making the trip because of her probation for a previous drunk driving charge. The Seattle Times reports that Hayes told station Q13 Fox in Seattle that she had a seven year deferred prosecution for drunk driving and producers didn’t want to get clearance with her probation officer every time she needed to leave the state.

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