The 50-year-old actor, known for his roles on "Criminal Minds" and "Dharma & Greg," was driving in downtown L.A. at around 1:00 a.m. on Jan. 6 when he attempted to continue through a part of town that had been sectioned off for a half marathon.
He was so good looking for like one year then it was all downhill
Beautiful in Tales of the City. His pursuit of plain jane Laura Linney was never convincing.
We live in a culture where people think it is fine to drink & drive, so I'm not surprised we see so many celebrities arrested for it.
He was arrested for 'suspicion' he may not have been drinking.
I never trusted him.
[quote]He was arrested for 'suspicion' he may not have been drinking.
LOL. Meaning he refused to take a breathalyzer and has a good lawyer.
[quote]We live in a culture where people think it is fine to drink & drive
Are you kidding me. It's one of the biggest legal taboo out there. Nobody thinks "it's fine".
R7, in California one MUST submit to breathalyzer, blood, or urine test. So he had to have taken one of them.
...and if then arrested on 'suspicion' he passed the test.
[quote] ...and if then arrested on 'suspicion' he passed the test.
Nope. Suspicion is the word always used until he is tried and convicted.
R9 As of 1/1/13, the urine test is no longer an option.
Mere child's play.
R6, I made the mistake of doing that.
[quote]Are you kidding me. It's one of the biggest legal taboo out there. Nobody thinks "it's fine".
Boy do you live in a fantasy world.
So what's the story with this guy and his wife/family? Halfway through his career in L.A. they decide to move to San Antonio where he commutes on weekends while filming. What could S.A. possibly have to recommend itself? A good place to raise kids? How great can if be if your dad is missing 80% of the time?
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He was attempting to drive through a part of downtown that had been sectioned off for a half marathon in which [bold]he was issued a warning to stop but proceeded[/bold]. Upon stopping him the police detected a strong odor of alcohol and [bold]offered Gibson the opportunity to take a breathalyzer test at the scene but he refused[/bold]. He was arrested on suspicion of DUI and taken into custody. His bail was set at $15,000.00.
Not nearly as much of a bummer as watching an episode of "Dharma & Greg."
[quote]So what's the story with this guy and his wife/family? Halfway through his career in L.A. they decide to move to San Antonio where he commutes on weekends while filming. What could S.A. possibly have to recommend itself? A good place to raise kids? How great can if be if your dad is missing 80% of the time?
His wife is from San Antonio. He is such a workaholic that he was rarely home even when they lived in Los Angeles, so she moved back to her hometown to be close to her parents.
A friend worked as a production assistant on a movie he did, and says he was the biggest horse's ass and treated people very badly. While the cast of Criminal Minds hated Mandy Patinkin and were glad to see him leave (it was rumored that he and Gibson refused to shoot their scenes together toward the end), I understand Gibson makes the set a very tense place much of the time, and a number of the actors have bonded with one another but none with him.
Be nice. He still has PTSD from working with that smug Scio hack. At least show him the tolerance you'd give a battle survivor.
When one fails the test they say arrested on charge of...not suspicion of.
[quote]As of 1/1/13, the urine test is no longer an option.
R25, piss queens kept breaking in and stealing the evidence.
I wonder if he had a passenger in the car. Which site would publish the arrest report?
He was beautiful in the 90's, but he just really hit the wall in the past few years. They say you age quickly if you're abusing alcohol... Did he become an alcoholic within just the past few years?
[quote]Did he become an alcoholic within just the past few years?
Too many flights back and forth to San Antonio with Rand Paul's son.
W&W for r31.
R8 - DRUNKS think it's fine.
closet case and one of my exes
In the earlier seasons of CM, when he is off work and "enjoying" his family, his forced smile and "happiness" looks like a reaction to a punishing stick up his bum.
You gaylings are so fucked up, just because he's 50, you hate him. He's still hot.
No one hates him - well, at least I don't. He just looks rough, R36.
Did that comment hit a little too close to home? Get over it.
has he ever smiled convincingly?
I loved TB when he played Mrs Dharma on that sitcom. Since then he has really taken a hit on his once good looks.
I hope he's physically healthy and mental happy. He pleased me in that sitcom, so many years ago.
He plays a highly believable Aaron Hotchner, who's 50, probably not as devoted to his career as he purports, and therefore has a seeming permastick up his ass. And he's quite good-looking.
He was not my favorite Sam Fowler, however (that would have been Danny Markel).
His looks seemed to decline quite drastically from one season to the next on Criminal Minds. Maybe from the third to the fourth? Even posters at IMDb remarked about the change in appearance and asked if he was ill. Someone said he was training for a marathon (or something of the sort) and had lost a lot of weight. I didn't notice a weight loss, but his face looked extremely haggard and even a little caved in on one side. Maybe he's abused alcohol long term and it finally caught up with his looks.
You see "haggard," I see method acting.
He wills his face to cave in and wrinkle?
I was thinking drinking and boylimia, actually.
I've always thought he was exactly like the character he played in Tales of the City.
Right down to the closetedness, R45?
His only believable "happy human" scenes are with the boy who plays his son, "Jack."
He was FANTASTIC, however, in the episode where his ex-wife and son are snatched up and done wrong by the Reaper. I thought it was Emmy-worthy.
Yes, R46. Remember his relationship with Tom Cruise....
He'll get off -- the sheriff's wife is friends with Tom C
He needs his eyes done.
They can't make you take any test. They can just punish you for refusing.
If you know you are over the limit refusing to take the test is a smart move. You may get your license suspended for a time - maybe 6 months depends on jurisdiction - but if it gives you a shot at beating the charge then suspension is preferable to a DUI on your record for life.
In DC they had to throw out thousands of DUI cases because the police did not follow guidelines for administering tests and using the machines. Police are lazy and they constantly take shortcuts which lead to false and inaccurate readings.
Test results should almost always be challenged. Unless they are offering you diversion to avoid a conviction.
I think TMZ has video of him being taken down by 5-cops while he is yelling to them that he is not resisting. I can't view the video, but from what I read the cops were overly aggressive.
R51 Which is one of the reasons the urine test is no longer an option in California.
How odd r52 -- I thought white men got a pass in LA...