Judge Expunges Gibson's Drunk Driving Charges

Conviction overturned after probation, $1,300 in fines
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 6, 2009 2:00 PM CDT
Actor Mel Gibson leaves his progress report hearing at the Malibu courthouse concerning his no-contest plea to misdemeanor drunken driving Febuary 13, 2008 in Malibu, California.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – In the eyes of law, it’s as if Mel Gibson has always been a real mensch. A judge today agreed to expunge the drunk driving conviction Gibson earned after his infamous anti-Semitic rant in 2006. The actor’s fulfilled the terms of his three-year probation, including the requisite AA meetings, public service announcements, and $1,300 in fines. The judge warned, however, that the conviction still counts for “gun control purposes.”