Michael Madsen Arrested For Suspicion Of DUI
In the entertainment business, it appears there really is no rest for the wicked. Actor Michael Madsen is under scrutiny this week after being arrested on Wednesday afternoon for what the police suspected was drunk driving.
Law enforcement pulled Madsen over after he was seen driving his car “erratically” along the Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu, California. Blood alcohol test results showed the actor to be at a .21 (more than double the legal limit of .08.)
While there are no confirmed reports of Michael struggling with drug and/or alcohol abuse, the most evident red flag that I noted in this story was that he blew a .21 on a breathalyzer at 3:00 in the afternoon. Drinking excessively and at odd hours is not a good sign.
A few months ago, Madsen had another run-in with the law when he was arrested for what appeared to be a drunken physical fight with his own son. This story was picked up by the media despite a lack of confirmation from police on the scene. By all indications, however, things do appear to be spiraling out of control for him.
The 55-year-old actor, who right now has over ten cinematic projects in the works, is most well-known for his work with Quentin Tarantino as various villainous characters on screen. Like many of his Hollywood peers, the stress and busy lifestyle of the entertainment industry has likely worn him down. After 30 years in the business, exhaustion is nearly inevitable.
I sincerely hope Michael’s family and friends can lend him the support he needs to maintain a positive and sober lifestyle from here on out. It would be tragic to see him end up like so many stars lost through the years who have gone without drug treatment. He has been successful in years past and we certainly want that success to continue.