Gerard Depardieu banned from driving

Jun 22 2013, 5:36pm CDT | by

Gerard Depardieu banned from driving

Gerard Depardieu has been banned from driving for six months in France.

The 64-year-old actor, who failed to appear in court in January after crashing his scooter in Paris in November 2012 and was found with three times the legal amount of alcohol in his system, had his license suspended in the city's criminal court on Friday morning (06.21.13) and was ordered to pay a €4,000 fine.

The French star, who became a Russian resident in February after renouncing his French citizenship because of his anger at President Francois Hollande's proposed 75 per cent tax hike on the super-rich, reportedly could have been jailed for up to two years for the incident but the ban is unlikely to affect him as he no longer lives in the country.

Although Depardieu did not have to be present at the pre-trial hearing in January, his no-show meant the case turned into a full trial.

The award-winning actor denied intentionally missing the court date, insisting he had planned a trip to Montenegro at the time and a late appeal for adjournment was denied by prosecutors.

The 'Life of Pi' star said: "I did not flee judges or justice. The trip to Montenegro had been planned. I notified the court. I am ready to see them any time they like, provided I'm here to defend myself."

Source: Bang Showbiz

 
 
 

<a href="/latest_stories/all/all/8" rel="author">Luigi Lugmayr</a>
Luigi is the founding Chief Editor of I4U News and brings over 15 years experience in the technology field to the ever evolving and exciting world of gadgets. He started I4U News back in 2000 and evolved it into vibrant technology magazine.
Luigi can be contacted directly at ml@i4u.com. Luigi posts regularly on LuigiMe.com about his experience running I4U.

 

blog comments powered by Disqus

Latest stories

Will Smith Denies Divorcing Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith Denies Divorcing Jada Pinkett Smith
Will Smith and wife Jada Pinkett Smith respond to divorce rumors in the most epic way on social media.
 
 
Jessica Alba Answers Honest Sunscreen Complaints on Instagram
Jessica Alba Answers Honest Sunscreen Complaints on Instagram
Several complaints got received about Jessica Alba sunscreen. But they got ignored by her company.
 
 
Aline Lima responds to Ronaldo Flirting Story
Aline Lima responds to Ronaldo Flirting Story
Australian model Aline Lima just rose to world-wide fame within 48 hours. All it took is Cristiano Ronaldo trying to get a date with her.
 
 
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Rules Weekend Box Office
Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation Rules Weekend Box Office
New Tom Cruise movie has stellar opening weekend with $56 million. The numbers are estimates. Final numbers come in Monday.