Quel Horreur! Gérard Depardieu Fined 4K For Drink Driving

Subscribe Gerard Depardieu

The world-famous Asterix star, Gérard Depardieu, was fined for drink driving by a French court after he was scooting about drunkenly last November (2012), fell off, and ended up in a police station.

Depardieu has a history of drink-related driving incidents, having crashed his motorcycle in 1999 when, despite having alcohol levels at five times the legal limit, he managed to escape with face and leg injuries. He has also attracted negative media attention for such incidents as punching a motorist last year following an altercation in Paris that allegedly involved Depardieu crashing his scooter into the driver's car.

In further drunken reports since last year, the 63 year-old actor was banned from an Air France flight after being told he wasn't allowed to use the toilet during take-off, according to The Daily Mail, in an incident that culminated in the inebriated actor urinating in the aisle, disgusting his fellow passengers.

In this most recent case, Gérard was held for questioning after being seen falling from his scooter in broad daylight, injuring his elbow whilst three times over the legal limit. After sobering up in police custody, he was questioned and faced misdemeanour charges, leading to a drink driving case and Depardieu's subsequent fine and temporary suspension. The Oscar-nominated Cyrano de Bergerac actor was not present at the hearing, instead filming in Russia, but his lawyer, Eric de Caumont, announced plans to appeal against the ruling.

The actor, who divorced his wife in 1996 and currently resides with partner Clémentine Igou, is also currently under media scrutiny for the Russian citizenship change he was granted by Russian president Vladimir Putin after publicly voicing his disdain on the French government's new tax legislation.

The actions that have led to the last year's rather dense period of public misdemeanours and media scandals could be a result of Depardieu losing his son, 37 year-old Guillaume, who'd had his leg amputated after a motorcycle crash and later died following pneumonia complications.

With ten films currently in the pipeline and the media's gaze upon his political views, it's no wonder he may turn to drink to assuage the stress. He's just lucky that he, or anyone else, has not been seriously injured as a result of his intoxicated ways. 

gerard depardieugerard depardieu
Moins Du Vin S'il Vous Plait: Gérard Depardieu Is Fined After Repeated Drink Driving Offences.


Tags: Gerard Depardieu

Subscribe Gerard Depardieu

More Gerard Depardieu

FIFA Movie 'United Passions' Bombs at the Box-Office

FIFA, world football's governing body is no stranger to controversy and ridicule, but even by Sepp Blatter's standards, this is ridiculous. You may not be...

5 Shocking Revelations From Gerard Depardieu's Autobiography

We were shocked when Gerard Depardieu claimed he could drink more than 12 bottles of wine a day but nothing prepared us for what the...

Welcome to New York Movie Review

Both this film and its central character are so unapologetic that it's difficult to get either out of your head long after the final credits...

Gerard Depardieu Ramps Up The Sleaze In 'Welcome To New York' Trailer

Enjoyed The Wolf of Wall Street but wished it caused more controversy? Try Welcome To New York, another movie inspired by Dominique Strauss-Kahn's real life...


Welcome To New York Trailer

Devereaux is well known by the people closest to him as an uninhibited playboy, using his wealth and his high status as a rich French...

Gerard Depardieu Elects Drinking in Skye Over The Edinburgh Film Festival

Gerard Depardieu has managed to annoy the Edinburgh Fringe Festival organisers by his absence. The controversial French actor, who has form for this kind of...

Cannes: Dominique Strauss-Kahn "Disgusted" By Sex Addiction Film He Inspired

Dominique Strauss-Kahn has announced his intention to sue the makers of Welcome To New York, the recently-released French language movie inspired by the former IMF...

Gerard Depardieu Banned From Driving For Six Months

The world-famous Asterix star, Gérard Depardieu, has been fined and banned for six months for drink driving by a French court after he was scooting...



Gerard Depardieu Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Gerard Depardieu

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All