He also needs a chauffeur
How right you are, David. Even sober he doesn't drive well...
People: Mel Gibson avoids drama after crashing car in Malibu
By Randy McMullen
Contra Costa Times
Updated: 08/16/2010 04:03:12 PM PDT
What does it say about the kind of year Mel Gibson's having when he crashes his car and it's probably the best thing that's happened to his reputation in a while?
The embattled actor and director lost control of his 2008 Maserati Quattroporte and struck a rocky hillside in a rural area of Malibu Canyon on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol. But for once, there was almost no drama surrounding the incident. Unlike Gibson's notorious 2006 DUI arrest, the 54-year-old actor and director did not confront officers with a misogynistic, anti-semitic rant. Nor was alcohol a factor in the crash, CHP officer Leland Tang said.
"He was very cooperative and respectful," Tang said. "There were no objective symptoms of intoxication or impairment," The officer added that Gibson denied that he was talking on his cell phone or texting,
"He doesn't know how the vehicle drifted. If you're familiar with that roadway, if you sneeze the wrong way, your vehicle could drift," Tang added.
Gibson was alone at the time of the 8:35 p.m. crash and called for assistance. There were no injuries and only "moderate" damage to the car, but Gibson opted to have the high-performance vehicle towed and caught a lift home with an unidentified friend, Tang said.
I heard that on the radio.
Some of these showfolk r just too stingy to hire drivers.