September 14th, 2012 by faye
“Sin City” star Michael Madsen was brought to the hospital due to flu-like symptoms after his driving under the influence arrest in Malibu, California on Wednesday.
According to reports, while Michael Madsen was being booked for DUI, he explained to police that he had been suffering from the flu for the past several days, and his condition may have had an impact on his driving ability. The actor was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital, where the doctors said he should spend the night. Deputies then cited and released him.
As it was previously reported, actor Michael Madsen was pulled over shortly before 3PM by the authorities because he was driving erratically in a red Pontiac GTO and weaving in and out of traffic on the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. In a preliminary test, Madsen had a blood alcohol level of .21 — more than twice the legal limit of .08. He was then arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. However, Madsen claims that the test was “flawed” and “incorrect.”
This was the second arrest of the actor in a span of six months.
A late-night phone message left for Madsen’s attorney Perry Wander was not immediately returned, but it was reported that Michael Madsen intends to enter a “not guilty” plea to his driving under the influence charges.
The actor is best known for playing killers in the Quentin Tarantino films “Reservoir Dogs” and “Kill Bill” parts 1 and 2. He also appeared in the family-friendly whale pic “Free Willy.”
In March, Michael Madsen was arrested at his Malibu home after what detectives said was a drunken altercation with his teenage son after he caught him smoking marijuana. However, the prosecutors declined to file charges because of a lack of evidence.
September 13th, 2012 by faye
Actor Michael Madsen has been arrested on Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to reports, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Steve Whitmore said that a citizen first spotted 54-year-old Michael Madsen driving erratically on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California, around 2:50PM and decided to call the police.
Responding deputies then saw the actor weaving through traffic in his Pontiac GTO with a red flame paint job. Michael Madsen was eventually pulled over, and when the cops interviewed him about his antics, the cops said he reeked with the smell of alcohol.
The “Kill Bill” star was subsequently arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after poorly performing on a field sobriety test.
Steve Whitmore also said that Michael Madsen submitted to a breathalyzer test after his drunk driving arrest,. The results reportedly showed .20 — more than double the legal limit of .08 in California.
Madsen has since been booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence, and his bail is set at $15,000. As of press time, he remains in custody, while his Pontiac GTO was towed away from the arrest scene and has been impounded.
Madsen’s attorney, Perry Wander, said that the actor wants to assure his fans that he did not fail the field sobriety test and “believes that the breathalyzer test is flawed.”
Wander added that Madsen insists the whole thing is just a big misunderstanding.
This is said to be the latest run-in with the law of Michael Madsen. It comes just a few months after he was arrested in his Malibu home back in March. Madsen allegedly got into a physical altercation with his son when the actor caught the teen smoking marijuana.
Michael Madsen was held in prison on $100,000 bail after being charged with child endangerment with cruelty to a child.
When the case was dropped due to insufficient evidence, the actor’s attorney, Perry Wander said, “Michael is grateful that this unfortunate family incident is now closed and thanks those that thoroughly investigated this matter.”
Madsen’s son did not require medical attention after the conflict.
Wander added, “[Michael] found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It’s a family matter and Michael asks that his family’s privacy be respected.”
But that same month, Michael Madsen was arrested for the second time on a separate charge — a less serious misdemeanor offense, and was released after coughing up $5,000 bail.
Michael Madsen rose to fame during the early 1990’s after he appeared in the box office hit “Thelma & Louise” and the cult favorite, “Reservoir Dogs.”
He continued to land big roles in the likes of 1997′s “Donnie Brasco” and the “Kill Bill” franchise.
Madsen has been noted in the past for his charity work, and in 2002 was presented with an award for his efforts to aid Shriners Hospitals for Children.
March 19th, 2012 by faye
“Sin City” star Michael Madsen will not be facing any charges after his arrest early last week due to his child endangerment case.
According to the reports, a rep for the District Attorney’s office said that charges won’t be filed for the alleged child endangerment case of Michael Madsen and no further action will be taken due to insufficient evidence.
As previous reports have stated, Michael Madsen was arrested at his Malibu home last week after allegedly getting into an altercation with his son, who Madsen claims he caught smoking marijuana. When police arrived at the scene, they observed several signs of injury on the boy while Madsen appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest. The 54-year-old actor was held in jail on $100,000 bail after being charged with child endangerment with cruelty to a child.
Perry Wander, attorney of Michael Madsen, released a statement about the child endangerment case saying: “Michael is grateful that this unfortunate family incident is now closed and thanks those that thoroughly investigated this matter.” Wander also added, ”Michael found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It’s a family matter and Michael asks that his family’s privacy be respected.”
Michael Madsen rose to fame in the early 90′s after starring in the box office hit “Thelma and Louise” and cult favourite, “Reservoir Dogs.” The actor continued to land big roles in the likes of 1997′s Donnie Brasco and the Kill Bill franchise. Madsen has also been noted in the past for his charity work, and in 2002 was presented with an award for his efforts to help Shriners Hospitals for Children.
March 13th, 2012 by faye
“Kill Bill” star Michael Madsen was arrested in Malibu on Friday due to an alleged felony child endangerment.
According to the reports, Madsen was suspected to have been intoxicated at the time of the said altercation, to which the authorities responded by arresting the actor at 3:55 in the afternoon. He was taken to a nearby Sheriff’s Dept. and was released early Saturday morning. Michael Madsen was in decent spirits on his way out, calling the whole incident a “big misunderstanding.”
The police were called when a violent argument erupted at the Madsen’s home in Malibu. Law enforcement said that Madsen had gotten into a physical fight with his juvenile son, and when cops arrived, they observed several signs of injury on his son. Michael Madsen reportedly appeared to be under the influence of alcohol at the time of his arrest. Luckily, the son of Michael Madsen did not require medical attention.
Madsen was booked on a charge of felony child endangerment with cruelty to a child — a felony.
Madsen’s attorney, Perry Wander released a statement on the felony child endangerment case, saying Michael Madsen “found his son smoking pot and they got in an argument when he tried to take it away. It’s a family matter and Michael asks that his family’s privacy be respected.”