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April 24, 2019: Actor Charged With DUI in Malibu

Greg Risling, Assistant Media Chief
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Actor Michael Madsen has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after he crashed his SUV into a pole last month in Malibu, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Madsen (dob 9/25/57) was charged yesterday in case 9VV00271 with one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He is expected to be arraigned on May 20 in Department 103 of the Los Angeles County Superior Court, Van Nuys Branch.

He was driving in Malibu on March 24 when his vehicle struck a pole. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrived and Madsen was arrested.

If convicted as charged, Madsen faces a possible maximum sentence of 364 days in jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.