Mel Gibson crashes his car
Mel Gibson was involved in an accident but escaped without injuries. The Braveheart star was driving a Maserati when he lost control at the wheel and crashed his car into a...entertainment Updated: Aug 17, 2010 17:31 IST
Hollywood superstar Mel Gibson escaped without injuries after crashing his car while on a late night drive in Malibu.
The Academy winning actor who is involved in a court battle with estranged girlfriend Oksana Grigorieva over domestic violence, crashed his USD 110,000 Maserati, reports celebrity website TMZ.
Gibson lost control of his car on the rocky hillside of Malibu Canyon road on Sunday night, according to the California Highway Patrol (CHP).
While the 54-year-old actor was not injured, the car had to be towed. Gibson was not driving drunk, according to the police.
Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in July 2006, which sparked his infamous anti-Semitic rant.
The CHP report states, "For unknown reasons, Mr. Gibson steered his car to the right and struck the rock hillside. "
He stopped his car at the scene and was contacted by officers from the West Valley CHP Area."Gibson told officers in the field he did not know how the car drifted out of the lane and into the hillside. Officers asked Gibson if he was on a cell phone and he said no. When asked if he may have fallen asleep at the wheel, Gibson did not give a firm yes or no and kept repeating, 'I don't know how the car left the roadway'," said CHP Public Information Officer Leland Tang.
Tang added that Gibson supplied all the pertinent information to the officers and no charges will be filed against the actor.
First Published: Aug 17, 2010 11:58 IST