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Mel Gibson Charged Multiple Misdemeanor Counts - Video Two Hours Before He Was Stopped - Could Face 6 Months in Jail for First Offense

August 2nd 2006

Mel Gibson Charged Multiple Misdemeanor Counts - Video Two Hours Before He Was Stopped - Could Face 6 Months in Jail for First Offense

Gibson Mug Shot

It is official, Mel Gibson has been charged with misdemeanor drunken driving.  If convicted he could face six months in jail, but most experts say he will get his license suspended.  With all of the ruckus about his statements during the arrest, many people may have forgotten that he is suspected of breaking the law too. 

Gibson faces another misdemeanor count because he had an open container in the vehicle while driving.  ITV reports that he had a bottle of tequila with him.  Sandi Gibbons, spokesperson for the district attorney, said "The ball is now in his court whether he is going to ask for a trial."  The arraignment is set for September 28th.

According to the Associate Press, most first time misdemeanor drunken driving offenders usually face minimal, if any, time behind bars.  Gibbons said the court might count the hours he was under arrest as time served.

 

Concerning the drunk driving arrest, Gibsonís attorney, Blair Berk said ďIt is inappropriate to discuss the ongoing case." 

Los Angeles County Sheriff, Lee Baca said "There was sufficient evidence to charge him with drunk driving. So he will be held accountable for his violations under the law."  Baca recently took some fire from the press when TMZ broke the story of a suspected cover-up of Gibsonís behavior. 

Harvey Levin with TMZ told the Television Show Extra that when Gibson was leaving the Moonshadows bar / restaurant, he told the Valet, "I am f***ed up."  Then Levin said he walked across the street, hopped in his car, made a U-turn and then "tore-out".  TMZ obtained video of Mel at Moonshadows, and they said it appears he was drinking water.

 

Mel's close ties with law enforcement are well known, according to Extra.  When he was released from the Sheriff's substation a uniformed deputy drove Gibson to the impound yard so he could get his Lexus out of impound. 

Now more than ever, Mel is relying on his wife Robin who he considers his "rock."  They have been married for 26 years and she is the mother of his 7 children.  It has been reported that they met through a dating service and have been together ever since. 

In 1984 Mel Gibson was arrested in Toronto for drunk driving.  He paid a fine and was banned from driving in Canada for three months.  After a stint in a rehab in the early 90's he stayed sober for several years. 

 

In 2002, Mel started building his own Church in Agora Hills CA. It is a catholic church built on 17 acres of California Coastline, according to Extra.  The church is 9,000 square feet and has a price tag of 14 million dollars. 

Although not recognized by the Vatican, his church is based on traditional Catholic teachings. Mel Gibson says "I am just a Roman Catholic, the way they were up until the mid 60s."

The controversy is still swirling around Mel's reported anti-Semitic comments during his arrest. According to ABC, his father, Hutton has questioned whether the Holocaust really happened.  In an interview with Diane Sawyer on an ABC news program, Mel said he believed that there were concentration camps where innocent Jews died.

Gibson told Sawyer that the goal of his detractors was to "drive a wedge" between he and his father. He said it was not going to happen and that he loved him.            

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