Gerard Depardieu loses license and fined for drunk driving
UPI News Service, 06/21/2013
Gerard Depardieu has been fined $5,294 and his was license revoked for six months for driving his motor-scooter while drunk, officials say.
The 64-year-old French actor was not in a Paris court to hear his sentence this week, the BBC reported.
The penalties stem from a November 2012 incident in which police said Depardieu fell off his scooter because his blood-alcohol content was more than three times the legal limit.
Depardieu moved to Belgium months ago and obtained Russian citizenship in protest of the French government's plans to impose a 75 percent tax rate on its wealthiest citizens.
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