April 27th, 2012 by faye
Comedian and actor Angel Salazar, best known for portraying one of Tony Montana’s best friends in the 1983 crime thriller “Scarface,” has been arrested by the police due to drunk driving.
According to court records, Angel Salazar was busted in Brooklyn last week while driving his 1999 Volvo Sedan, which the police officers said was swerving in and out of traffic just after midnight on Thursday. Officers claim that when they approached the vehicle, the 56-year-old actor appeared intoxicated and strongly reeked of booze. The court documents added that Angel Salazar took a breathalyzer test and showed his blood alcohol level was at .121 – way above the legal limit of .08.
He was arrested on the spot for drunk driving and was taken into custody to a nearby jail. Salazar was booked on three counts of DUI.
The actor admitted to TMZ that he had been drinking earlier that night, but claimed he did not believe he was too drunk to drive.
Angel Salazar, who also starred alongside Al Pacino in Carlito’s Way, claims he thought he may have been given a let off when one of the cops recognized him from the movie, and even pulled up his picture on his mobile phone. But that was not the case, and he was soon arrested on charges of drunk driving. Salazar is currently out on bail and awaiting his court date.
Angel Salazar’s character was one of Tony Montana’s most loyal henchmen in the 80s classic, and was famously told by Al Pacino, “Chi Chi, get the yeyo” during a seedy meeting with Colombian drug dealers.