21 June 2013 4:03 PM, PDT | The Guardian - Film News | See recent The Guardian - Film News news »

French actor also fined €4,000 after being found to be three times over the alcohol limit when he fell from scooter

The French actor Gerard Depardieu was banned from driving for six months , after he was found to be three times over the alcohol limit when he fell from his scooter last year.

The 64-year-old star of films such as Cyrano de Bergerac was not in the Paris court to hear its decision to suspend his driving licence and fine him €4,000 (£3,422). Drink-driving in France can be punishable by up to two years' jail.

Depardieu, who owns a vineyard in the Loire valley, injured his elbow but nobody else when he fell from the scooter in Paris last November.

The fall came a few months after a car driver filed a suit against the actor for assault and battery following an altercation in the French capital. The year before, Depardieu urinated in »

Report a problem



Similar News Items

Vladimir Putin
Gérard Depardieu
François Hollande


IMDb.com, Inc. takes no responsibility for the content or accuracy of the above news articles, Tweets, or blog posts. This content is published for the entertainment of our users only. The news articles, Tweets, and blog posts do not represent IMDb's opinions nor can we guarantee that the reporting therein is completely factual. Please visit the source responsible for the item in question to report any concerns you may have regarding content or accuracy.

See our NewsDesk partners