Actor Michael Madsen pleads no contest to DUI

Michael Madsen

CORRECTS TO MADSEN PLEADED NO CONTEST, INSTEAD OF PLEADED GUILTY FILE – In this Nov. 1, 2015 file photo, Michael Madsen arrives at the Hollywood Film Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu, Calif., in March 2019. The “Reservoir Dogs” actor was sentenced Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019, to four days in jail, and five years’ probation. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)

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MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Michael Madsen has pleaded no contest to misdemeanor drunken driving after crashing his SUV into a pole in Malibu in March.

In an agreement with prosecutors, the “Reservoir Dogs” actor entered the plea to one count of driving with .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He was sentenced Thursday to four days in jail and five years’ probation.

His attorney Perry Wander says Madsen did not receive any special treatment in the case and the sentence is standard.

Wander says Madsen looks forward to completing his probation and asks for his family’s privacy.

No one was injured when Madsen was driving a Toyota Land Rover that ran into a pole on March 24.

The 61-year-old is best known for playing gun-toting tough guys in the films of director Quentin Tarantino.


This story has been corrected to show that Madsen pleaded no contest to the charge.

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