Pulp Fiction Screenwriter Busted in Crash

Avary arrested for DUI in collision that killed guest, injured wife
By Lucas Laursen,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 14, 2008 1:17 PM CST
Roger Avary, co-screenwriter of "Pulp Fiction," was booked on January 13, 2008 for a DUI crash that killed one passenger and threw his wife from the vehicle.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) Pulp Fiction screenwriter Roger Avary was arrested last night on charges of manslaughter and driving under the influence after he crashed his car in Ventura County, Calif., killing a passenger and injuring Avary's wife. Avary is free on $50,000 bail and his wife is recovering in the hospital. She was thrown from the car in the single-car collision.

The dead passenger was a 34-year-old resident of Italy, apparently a guest of the couple, who live in Ojai, west of Los Angeles. Avary is best-known for his work with Quentin Tarantino on the Pulp Fiction screenplay, for which they won an Academy Award. He also collaborated on a 2007 film based on the epic Beowulf.