Depardieu in Trouble After Drunk Scooter Fall

Banned from driving for 6 months
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 21, 2013 10:34 AM CDT
Depardieu in Trouble After Drunk Scooter Fall
French actor, film-maker and businessman Gerard Depardieu poses for photographers following a news conference to present the first Russian Film Festival in Nice, southern France, June 6, 2013.   (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)

(Newser) – The latest of Gerard Depardieu's misadventures: A scooter incident from last year has gotten the French actor banned from driving for six months. Depardieu fell off his scooter in November, hurting his elbow, and he was discovered to have been three times over the legal alcohol limit at the time. A Paris court decided today to suspend his license as well as fine him $5,300, Reuters reports, adding that Depardieu could have been sent to jail for up to two years. The Daily Mail notes that the sentence may not trouble Depardieu much, since he's currently in Russia following his tax feud with France. (Read more Gerard Depardieu stories.)

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