Gérard Depardieu has failed to appear in court on a drunk-driving charge. The French actor was due before a judge yesterday Tuesday to face a charge stemming from an arrest in November 2012 when he crashed his scooter in Paris and was found with three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system - but missed the appearance as he is in Montenegro. Depardieu is in the European country to negotiate a movie about politician Dominique Strauss-Kahn - who was tipped to become the next president of France until a sex scandal ended his aspirations and career. Speaking to reporters outside the Paris courtroom, the Green Card star's lawyer Eric de Caumont said: "Despite wanting to be there and meet the judges and in no way to escape justice, Gerard Depardieu absolutely could not be present." Although Depardieu did not have to be present at the pre-trial hearing, his no-show means the case will turn into a full trial.