Dennis Quaid almost pulled a Mel Gibson

Dennis Quaid got drunk off his ass last night at Philippe’s in West Hollywood and apparently attempted to drive home with his wife Kimberly when a friendly police officer stopped him just before he took off. (The motor was running, for you legal nuts.) Of course, had this been you or me, the cop would’ve waited for us to drive away then let a K-9 unit bite us in the testicles during the arrest. Access Hollywood reports:

According to TMZ and Radar Online, Dennis got behind the wheel of the car when a police car pulled up alongside side the actor’s car and urged the 55-year-old actor to not drive.
According to TMZ, police repeatedly told the actor, “Get out of the car.”
He reportedly responded to the officer, asking, “What do you want me to do?”
The actor, his wife and friend then reportedly went back inside the restaurant and emerged a short time later to a waiting taxicab.
The waiting paparazzi reportedly screamed, “You don’t want a DUI. You don’t want to end up like Mel Gibson.”
Dennis reportedly laughed before getting into the cab and driving off.

Want to know the worst part of this story? Dennis Quaid was at Kim Kardashian’s birthday party which means he could’ve drunkenly plowed through a day-care filled with orphans and abandoned puppies and people still would’ve been saying “Kim Kardashian’s birthday party?! That’s fucking terrible.”