It doesn’t matter who you are. If you chose to drink, get behind the wheel, and get into an accident, you more than likely will be arrested and charged with DUI.
US Magazine reports that 43-year old actor, Jonathan Rhys Meyers, who played the principal role of Henry VIII in the mini-series The Tudors and Vikings was arrested for driving while under the influence of alcohol after a minor crash in Malibu.
Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson, Tina Shrader, told reporters in a statement that the incident happened on Sunday, November 8, when the law enforcement agency received a report of a single-vehicle crash at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Deputies responded to the scene and found Rhys-Meyers sitting alone inside his vehicle, but he did not appear injured. No other vehicles were involved in the crash. He was issued field sobriety tests, which he failed, and was arrested on suspicion of DUI.
A judge set the actors’ bail at $5,000 and he was later released on citation on the following day. Rhys Meyers is due to appear in court on February 25, 2021.
Court documents indicate that Rhys-Meyers has a history of alcohol abuse and other charges, including an alleged smoking incident onboard a flight from Miami to Los Angeles in 2018. Police met Rhys-Myers at the gate at the Los Angeles International Airport. After an investigation, police concluded that while drinking had been involved, no smoking incident had occurred.
Rhys-Meyers’ wife, Mara Lane, suffered a miscarriage in September. She is concerned that her husband may have slipped into depression after the couple’s recent loss.