Belfast Telegraph

Thursday 29 January 2015

Actor Madsen in drink-drive arrest

Michael Madsen was arrested on suspicion of drink driving
Michael Madsen was arrested on suspicion of drink driving

Michael Madsen has been released from a hospital after being arrested for investigation of drink-driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Madsen's lawyer Perry Wander said that the Reservoir Dogs actor had complained of an undisclosed medical problem but has since been released.

Authorities said Madsen was arrested on Wednesday after driving erratically in a Pontiac GTO. Investigators said that in a preliminary test Madsen had a blood-alcohol level of .21 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wander said Madsen had been taking prescription medication that could have caused him to fail the sobriety test.

It was the second arrest in six months for Madsen. He was previously arrested after he allegedly got into a fight with his teenage son, but prosecutors declined to file charges.

Madsen is best known for playing killers in the Quentin Tarantino films Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, and also appeared in the family-friendly whale pic Free Willy.

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