Mel Gibson's Passion of the DUI
Mel Gibson was arrested on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California early Friday morning for driving under the influence of alcohol:
Actor and director Mel Gibson was arrested Friday in Malibu, California, and charged with driving under the influence, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office.
Gibson, 50, was pulled over early Friday while driving on the Pacific Coast Highway, said sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore. Officers on patrol reported Gibson was driving at an "excessively fast speed," he said.
I think this is kind of funny. In Gibson's world, he shouldn't have to suffer any consequences for this except to repent, since Jesus Christ already sacrificed himself to forgive Gibson in advance of driving drunk. But in the real world, Gibson has to pay a fine, maybe get a license suspension, and probably do some community service.
Watch the Gibson-worshippers rush to his defense and demand that he not be punished, simply because he made the biggest selling snuff film of all time.
UPDATE: Mel Gibson is planning to fight the charge. His attorney has stated that Gibson intends to show that he was in fact not under the influence of alcohol, but under the influence of the blood of Christ. I think he may actually pull it off; God knows that Gibson is intimately familiar - and obsessed with - Christ's blood.