Mel Gibson’s drunk driving charges expunged

By Alexandra Heilbron on October 7, 2009 | 4 Comments

mel_gibsonMel Gibson‘s conviction for drunk-driving was expunged from his record yesterday in a Malibu courtroom. Gibson, who was not present at the hearing, had pleaded no contest to driving 87 mph (140 kph) with an open bottle of tequila in his hand in July 2006. He was recorded as having a 0.12 percent blood alcohol content —  the legal limit in California is 0.08.

At the time of his arrest, Gibson made headlines for spouting anti-Semitic and sexist remarks, but he later apologized for them. Because it was Gibson’s first DUI, he was entitled to have his conviction expunged after completing the terms of his probation, which included attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for three years, appearing in public service announcements and paying a fine of $1,300.


Comments & Discussion

  1. mandee • October 7, 2009 @ 8:52 PM

    pft, they shouldnt expunge anyone!

  2. Nancy • October 8, 2009 @ 12:08 AM

    Hahaha…actually, in my opinion, they should “expunge” quite a few people. LMAO. I know what you mean though, mandee, that they shouldn’t expunge their charges/convictions.

  3. mandee • October 8, 2009 @ 9:04 AM

    especially on something thats as dangerous as drinking and driving.

  4. Jo-Anne • October 8, 2009 @ 3:52 PM

    agree, mandee…and also agree with Nancy on the Expunge comment…

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