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Mel Gibson's Drunken Driving Conviction Expunged

A California judge has expunged Mel Gibson's drunk-driving conviction from his infamous 2006 arrest, the Associated Press reports.Gibson successfully completed his court-ordered, three-year probation, which included performing public service and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He also paid $1,600 in fines. As a first-time offender, he was ...

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A California judge has expunged Mel Gibson's drunk-driving conviction from his infamous 2006 arrest, the Associated Press reports.
Gibson successfully completed his court-ordered, three-year probation, which included performing public service and attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings. He also paid $1,600 in fines. As a first-time offender, he was eligible to have his conviction erased after fulfilling his probation, but he is vulnerable to more serious charges should he get arrested again.

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After Gibson's arrest, during which he made anti-Semitic remarks to the arresting officer, the Oscar winner pleaded no contest to driving 87 miles per hour with an open bottle of tequila in his hand. He also had a 0.12 percent blood alcohol content, well above the legal limit of .08. Gibson has repeatedly apologized for the derogatory comments.