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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 »

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