People: Aug. 7, 2006

NIGHT OF DRIVING DANGEROUSLY

Celebrity DUIs are as common on one stretch of Malibu, Calif., highway as blonds in convertibles. But when L.A. sheriffs arrested MEL GIBSON for driving at nearly twice the legal speed--with a blood-alcohol level of .12% (.08% is the state limit)--the A-lister with an image as a sober traditionalist Catholic seemed to be reverting to his Mad Max days. Gibson was released on $5,000 bail and later issued an apology, both for the driving infraction and for what he called his "belligerent" behavior: "I acted like a person completely out of control when I was arrested, and...

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