An actor with a long list of TV and film credits was arrested Sunday after crashing his SUV in Malibu. TMZ reports that Michael Madsen was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence after wrecking his Land Rover.
“The veteran actor of Quentin Tarantino flicks like ‘Kill Bill,’ ‘Hateful Eight’ and “Reservoir Dogs” got into a single-car crash, hitting a pole, Sunday around 8 PM … according to law enforcement sources,” TMZ reports. “We’re told the L.A. County Sheriff’s Department deputies responded and, when they arrived, immediately suspected Madsen had been boozing.
“We’re told Madsen smelled of alcohol, so he was given a field sobriety test and, according to law enforcement, it didn’t go well — his BAC was .10.”
Madsen was reportedly arrested for misdemeanor DUI, with his bail set at $15,000.
“Madsen was also busted for DUI in Malibu back in 2012, when his BAC was twice the legal limit,” TMZ reports. “He entered a 30-day rehab after that arrest, and the judge also ordered him to get outpatient treatment.”
Madsen’s TV credits include the series “Vengeance Unlimited,” “Big Apple,” “Tilt” and “24.” The 61-year-old actor was released from jail Monday morning, according to media reports.