BREAKING NEWS: Mel Gibson’s DUI Expunged

Oct. 6 2009, Published 3:44 p.m. ET

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Braveheart star Mel Gibson got a lucky break Tuesday.

A judge in Malibu granted a request by Gibson’s attorney and expunged his highly-publicized DUI arrest in July 2006 during which he ranted about Jews and made sexist remarks.

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That means as far as the courts see it – Mel’s  DUI never happened.

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As has previously reported, The Oscar-winning director/actor was arrested shortly after 2:36 AM on July 28th, 2006 on the Pacific Coast Highway  when a Los Angeles County deputy sheriff clocked him driving his 2006 Lexus at more than 85 mph.  A breath test indicated Gibson's blood-alcohol level was 0.12 percent.  In California, a driver is considered legally intoxicated at 0.08 percent.

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Gibson's arrest sparked a national firestorm after reports surfaced that he had made anti-Semitic and sexist remarks to the deputy.  Gibson later issued two apologies through his publicist.

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Gibson pleaded no contest to misdemeanor DUI and was given three years probation, which he has now completed.

Gibson was not in court for Tuesday’s hearing.



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