The world was shocked when they heard about the car accident involving Robert Pattinson. He was only 25 at the time and had recently gotten engaged to a beautiful blonde, Alice Prin. Fortunately, he escaped with minor injuries and the driver who caused the accident has been banned from driving – but not before being caught on camera drinking and driving. This is not the first time that Robert has been in trouble with the law either as he had been arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia just a few months earlier. It seems that being a rich and famous celebrity may have gone to his head and made him reckless!
Rumors about Robert running around the red-carpet nude have been brewing for a while now, so this scandal didn’t come as a total surprise. However, this is definitely not the first time that a famous figure has been linked to a drunken driving accident. If you look back at history, you will find that many famous people have been arrested for drunk driving and some even killed. It seems that getting drunk is not something that most famous people have been discouraged from doing, but rather it seems to have become something of a badge of honor. Here are some of the most famous people who were arrested for drunk driving:
Robert Pattinson is an English actor, model and musician. He is known for his roles in the films X-Men Days of Future Past, Water for Mars, and Twilight. He also co-wrote and performed in the musical comedy series Goodness Gracious. His filmography also includes music videos for the bands The White Stripes and The Raconteurs. Additionally, he endorsed several products, including the clothing line Crossbody Joy in 2010. In 2014, he launched his own lifestyle website, robertpattinson.com, and has since published several books, including Life on Marvine, which is about his time living on Marvine Drive in Los Angeles. He currently resides in London.
In 2005, at the age of 19, Robert was arrested for drunk driving. He was pulled over by the police and given a breathalyzer test, which revealed that he had a blood alcohol level of 0.175%. This is more than double the legal limit in California. He was later charged with DUI and ordered to pay a fine of $200 and attend alcohol education classes. Fortunately, these charges were later dismissed due to insufficient evidence.
Nicolas Cage is an American actor, singer, filmmaker, and comedian. He rose to fame for his role as Jimmy Stewart in the 1983 film Grand Tour. Since then, he has appeared in over 40 films and earned numerous accolades for his acting, including two Academy Award nominations. He is known for his outrageous acting style and frequent on-set arguments. In 2003, he was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. He was subsequently given a suspended sentence and probation, which he completed successfully. However, he again found himself in legal trouble in 2009 when he was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. He spent two days in a holding cell before he was released with a stern warning. Since then he has been open about his issues with alcohol and has worked to promote sobriety. He currently resides in Los Angeles, but spends much of his time traveling the world with his wife, Kay. They have twins, a boy and a girl, who were born in October 2014.
Madonna is an American singer, songwriter, actress, and businesswoman. She is known for her eclectic musical style, which blends elements of rock, pop, and Italian music. She is also a major philanthropist, helping to fund cancer relief and global awareness initiatives. In 1992, at the age of 24, she was arrested for reckless driving. She was subsequently charged with driving under the influence of alcohol and spent two days in a holding cell. In addition to being drunk, she was also found to be driving on a suspended license and had no proof of insurance. Luckily, she was only receiving a traffic ticket and was not charged with any crimes. However, she did have to pay a $250 fine.
In 2010, Madonna was pulled over by the police and found to have a blood alcohol level of 0.13%. She was once again arrested for DUI, this time in New York. Fortunately, she successfully completed a court-ordered alcohol education program and was not charged with any crimes. She also pledged to stay sober and continue working on her drinking problem. In the past, she has been open about her struggles with addiction, so it is no surprise that she has used her fame to help expose the issue of alcohol abuse in society. In 2012, she founded the Raising awareness Foundation to help fund alcohol treatment centers and help educate people about the dangers of drinking.
Madonna has frequently been arrested for DUI since 1992. She has often spoken publicly about her desire to be more accepting and tolerant of other people’s opinions, particularly when it comes to alcohol. As an Italian-American, she has also used her fame to help promote the consumption of Italian wine, especially during Italian-American holidays.
Jack Nicholson is an American actor, director, producer, and activist. He is known for his intense acting style, often displaying a dark sense of humor. He is also the co-founder of the Hollywood Studio System and the chairman of the Committee for the Preservation of American Indian Culture and Language. In 1967, at the age of 24, he was arrested for drunk driving. He was later charged with DUI, reckless driving, and leaving the scene of an accident. Due to his celebrity, he was able to make a lavish $50,000 settlement with the other driver who suffered minor injuries in the accident. He successfully completed probation and avoided any jail time by agreeing to attend a driver improvement program. He currently resides in Los Angeles and continues to promote social causes through his films and activism.
In 1984, Jack was arrested twice for DUI within a year. In 2005, he was arrested for DUI again. In 2011, he was caught on camera driving under the influence of alcohol and failed a sobriety test. Fortunately, he was only given a $100 citation and was told to appear in court after he had completed a six-month alcohol education program. Even though Jack has found himself in trouble with the law several times, he has never been convicted of DUI. He remains one of the most recognizable and influential actors of all time.
Marlon Brando is an American actor, model, and poet, best known for his role as Nick Carroway in the film On the Waterfront. In 1954, at the age of 23, he was arrested for drunk driving. In 1960, at the age of 24, he was found asleep at the wheel of his car, which had broken down. He was subsequently charged with DUI and reckless driving. Although he had a blood alcohol level of 0.24%, the court took pity on him and gave him a suspended sentence with probation. In addition to his DUI arrests, Marlon has also been arrested for domestic violence and spent time in a psychiatric ward. He currently resides in the south of France.
Marlon became an alcoholic in his youth and continued to drink during his time in the acting community. It was not until he reached his 40s that he began to see the effects of his alcohol consumption. Since then he has remained sober and dedicated to helping others facing similar issues. Although he has not been completely open about his past struggles with addiction, he has spoken publicly about his desire to be more understanding and forgiving of other people’s issues. In 2015, Marlon published a memoir about his alcohol problems, A Brand Most Feared: My Life in the Hollywood Shadows, which is currently being made into a film. In the book, he speaks about his time in the spotlight and the dark side of fame:
“I was a spoiled young actor with little motivation to change my ways. I drank vodka tonics and smoked cigarettes, all day long, while the limousines and chauffeurs waited. At night, I’d go from bar to bar, drinking and drugging, looking for sex. I wanted to be famous and the high life seemed the way to go. It wasn’t until later, after several divorces and several failed attempts at sobriety, that I saw that life could be more than just fame and fortune. I discovered that there was more to life than parties and drinking.”
Since his DUI arrest in 1967, Jack has remained drug and alcohol free. He has never tried heroin or cocaine and only consumes alcohol. He has also been vocal about his support for various causes related to addiction, such as the National Council on Alcoholism and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). To this day, he remains one of the most recognizable faces in film history and is often compared to Marlon Brando and James Dean.