Controversial filmmaker Oliver Stone has been arrested for drink-driving and possession of drugs in Beverly Hills, California.

The OSCAR-winning director was stopped at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard on Friday night (27MAY05), where cops allegedly found unspecified illegal substances during a search of his Mercedes car.

Stone, 58, was released on $15,000 (GBP8,200) bail on Saturday (28MAY05) morning.

The legendary director, whose movies include PLATOON, JFK and NATURAL BORN Killers, underwent a rehabilitation programme in 1999 after admitting similar offences.

29/05/2005 14:37