For driving more than 85 miles an hour with a 0.12 alcohol level and an open bottle of tequila in his Lexus, and then verbally assaulting two police officers, Mel “No Special Treatment” Gibson got probation.
As part of a plea bargain, Gibson pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and was sentenced to three years’ probation with a requirement that he spend the next year in a 12-step program for alcoholism.
Best part of the story: Judge Lawrence J. Mira heard the case after another judge recused herself because she’s Mel’s neighbor.
We owe Mel an apology. Apparently, he does own Malibu.
Mel’s offered to do a PSA against drunk driving. But we think it’d be a bigger public service if he posted his law enforcement contacts online so every jackass who gets in trouble with the law can have the same “standard” treatment enjoyed by Mel.