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PUBLIC SAFETY FACILITY — Police said Thursday that Judson Birza, the million dollar winner of “Survivor: Nicaragua” just one month ago, was arrested around noon on Wednesday while riding his skateboard in the middle of the street.

Birza was detained for a vehicle code violation. Officers ran his name through a database and discovered he had a warrant for his arrest for a prior incident in which he is suspected of driving under the influence. Police said Birza was on probation for DUI.

“During the time the officer was with him, the officer determined he was under the influence for a controlled substance and placed him under arrest for the open charge of being under the influence and a probation violation, along with the outstanding warrant,” a sergeant told “The Insider.”

Test results will show what substance was in his system, but no such conclusions have yet been drawn.

Birza’s bail was set at $37,000. He was released Wednesday night. According to TMZ.com, Birza said he was “treated like a baby.” He was caught on video leaving the Public Safety Facility and hopping into a stretch limo. Moments after he was seen drinking beer in the limo with friends.


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