Actor, director and movie producer Mel Gibson smashed his 2008 Maserati into a Malibu hillside on Sunday evening, landing the celebrity in hot water with the police and the media again.
Mel has had nothing but negative publicity the last few weeks over his child custody battle with ex-girl friend Oksana Grigorieva, and this fender bender will not help his image any.
Strangely enough the California Highway Patrol (CHiPs) states that Gibson was not under the influence at the time of the accident, a fact that astounds virtually anyone who has recently followed Gibson’s exploits in the news.
“He doesn’t know how his car drifted,” said CHiPs Officer Miguel Luevano. Despite the fact that his car had to be towed from the scene, Gibson was uninjured.
In a 2006 arrest for a DUI Gibson launched an oral diatribe against the arresting officer that included anti-semitic remarks. Gibson is currently under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department for domesitc violence.