- Associated Press - Thursday, September 13, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actor Michael Madsen has been released from a hospital after being arrested for investigation of drunken driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Mr. Madsen’s attorney, Perry Wander, said Thursday that the “Reservoir Dogs” actor had complained of an undisclosed medical problem but has since been released.

Authorities say Mr. Madsen was arrested Wednesday after driving erratically in a Pontiac GTO. Investigators say that in a preliminary test Mr. Madsen had a blood-alcohol level of .21 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Mr. Wander said Mr. Madsen had been taking prescription medication that could have caused him to fail the sobriety test.

It was the second arrest in six months for Mr. Madsen. He previously was arrested after he allegedly got into a fight with his teenage son, but prosecutors declined to file charges.



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