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Actor Mel Gibson Charged With Drunk Driving


Hollywood actor and producer Mel Gibson has been officially charged with drunk driving, nearly a week after he was arrested in California.

Prosecutors charged Gibson Wednesday with driving under the influence of alcohol. The Associated Press reports he could face up to six months in prison if convicted though it notes first time offenders are often given suspended sentences.

Gibson was arrested on Friday in Malibu, outside the California city of Los Angeles after being stopped for speeding. Police officials say Gibson made threatening, anti-Semitic remarks to the arresting officer and blamed Jews for all wars in the world.

On Tuesday, the U.S. television network ABC canceled plans with Gibson for making a miniseries about the Holocaust.

Gibson has apologized publicly for the remarks. He called his comments "vicious" and "a drunken display." He also announced Monday that he has entered treatment for alcoholism.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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