'Kill Bill' actor Michael Madsen arrested for suspected DUI after crashing Land Rover into pole
61-year-old Michael Madsen was arrested for suspected DUI after crashing his Land Rover into a pole in Malibu on Sunday
'Kill Bill' actor Michael Madsen has been arrested for suspected DUI after crashing his Land Rover into a pole in Malibu on Sunday.
The veteran actor of numerous Quentin Tarantino flicks including 'Hateful Eight' and 'Reservoir Dogs' got into a single-car crash on Sunday around 8 pm, according to TMZ. LA County Sheriff's Department deputies responded to the crash and immediately suspected that 61-year-old Madsen was highly intoxicated.
Madsen is said to have been stinking of alcohol, and a field sobriety test showed his Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) was .10. The legal limit is .08. Madsen was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and taken into custody with his bail set at $15,000.
This is not the first time the actor has been busted for DUI. He was busted for DUI in 2012 in Malibu. At the time, his BAC was reportedly twice the legal limit. He entered a 30-day rehab programme and underwent outpatient treatment after reportedly failing to attend Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. His lawyer acknowledged that the actor had "a severe alcohol problem."
The judge had also ordered him to get outpatient treatment and struck a plea deal that involved attending AA meetings in lieu of more severe punishment. After Madsen failed to attend his court ordered meetings, his probation was revoked.
The actor rose to fame in the early '90s after starring in 'Thelma and Louise.' He then went on to achieve cult status after appearing in 1992’s 'Reservoir Dogs.' He continued to land big roles in the likes of 1997's 'Donnie Brasco' and the 'Kill Bill' franchise. He has been well known for his charity work. In 2002, was presented with an award for his efforts to aid Shriners Hospitals for Children.