Jean Dujardin Guilty on Drunk Driving Charge, Will Appeal
The actor was pulled over during a routine stop last year.
PARIS -- Oscar-winner Jean Dujardin was convicted of driving under the influence after being caught last year while on vacation on the island of Corsica, in the Mediterranean between France and Italy.
The Clink of the Ice star had perhaps clinked a few too many, and was stopped leaving the nightclub Via Notte in the island’s Porto Vecchio.
During the routine stop, a breathalyzer showed a blood alcohol level of 0.52 mg, slightly more than double the country’s allowed limit of 0.25 mg (or 0.5 g BAC per liter).
Dujardin was ordered to pay a fine of several hundred euros, and his license was suspended for three months.
Lately, Dujardin has been across the English Channel filming Monuments Men with George Clooney, Matt Damon and Bill Murray.
He was not present in court and has decided to appeal the decision. The case will now be forwarded to the appeals court in Corsica, to be heard later in the year.