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Reservoir Dogs Star Jailed For Drink Driving

Posted By Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer  
28/10/2019
14:00 PM

As reported by Fox News, Reservoir Dogs star Michael Madsen was jailed recently for repeat Drink Driving.

The sentence arose from a collision in March of this year in Malibu, California.

Mr Madsen reportedly crashed his Land Rover into a pole, before providing a blood alcohol concentration sample of 0.080.

This was apparently Michael's second Drink Driving offence within a 10 year period.

The thespian was sentenced to 4 days jail and 5 years probation, with a unspecified licence disqualification.

Michael is best know for appearing in Quentin Tarantino movies including The Hateful Eight and the Kill Bill series.

In Queensland, readings of 0.099 and below constitute low range drink driving, which for a first time offence carries a licence disqualification range of 1-9 months and in certain circumstances the driver will be eligible to apply for a drink driving work licence, which permits them to continue driving for work purposes during their disqualification period.

With a previous conviction within the last 5 years, the penalty range, depending upon the previous reading, ranges from 3-18 months if the previous was low or mid range, through to a 6 month to lifetime loss of licence where the previous was a high range offence (a reading of 0.150 or above).

Although imprisonment is technically a possibility for a first or second offence, actual imprisonment is highly unlikely in the absence of injury or death.

If you need help with a Drink Driving charge in Brisbane or Queensland call the Brisbane Drink Driving Lawyer team today on 1300090210 or click here to submit an online enquiry.