Actor SAMY NACERI is being held by French police on suspicion of attempted murder.
The French star of Luc Besson's Taxi movie series was arrested on Tuesday night in Aix-en-Provence (02JAN07) after getting into a violent fight outside a night club in the area, and is now in police custody.
According to police officials, a drunk Naceri drew a knife on a doorman after he was refused entry to the club. The star was later treated in hospital for an injured jaw and broken teeth.
Naceri was also arrested a day earlier on New Year's Day (01JAN07) for driving without a licence in Marseille.
It is the latest series of run-ins with the law for the 45-year-old actor, who was sentenced to six months in prison for racially abusing a policeman in December (06).
Naceri has been convicted four times since 2000 for assault, drink-driving and speeding.