Actor Tom Sizemore has been taken off probation early after proving his innocence following an arrest in California last month (Sep11).
The Saving Private Ryan star received a visit from Los Angeles police in the early hours of 20 September (11) after an acquaintance reportedly stole a car and claimed he was living at Sizemore's apartment.
But when cops ran a check on the actor's driving licence, they discovered Sizemore was a wanted man for failing to complete his community service hours stemming from a 2009 misdemeanour for spousal battery. He was taken into custody and later released on bail.
Sizemore maintained his innocence throughout the arrest, blaming the community service mix-up on a clerical mistake, and he has now been proved right - a judge corrected the error in court on Friday (07Oct11) and even ended the star's probation a year-and-a-half early, according to Tmz.com.
The actor's new lawyer, Kent Schaffer, presented proof of Sizemore's logged volunteer hours, prompting the judge to grant Sizemore the legal victory.