Josh Brolin spends part of New Year's Day in jail
05:00 AM, Jan 06, 2013
His movie Gangster Squad opens Friday, but Josh Brolin is making news after an Associated Press report that he spent part of New Year’s Day and the day after in a Santa Monica, Calif., jail for misdemeanor public intoxication.
Brolin was arrested Jan. 1, when officers found him heavily intoxicated on a Santa Monica sidewalk, AP reports. He was released after about six hours when he had sobered up, the wire service said.
Santa Monica Police Lt. Darrell Lowe told AP the actor was not given a citation, which means he probably won’t have to appear in court.
His wife, Diane Lane, was at the Palm Springs International Film Festival Saturday, where she presented the Chairman’s Award to Richard Gere for his film work and humanitarian efforts. Lane and Gere starred together in Unfaithful and The Cotton Club.
Brolin has had run-ins with the law before. In July 2008, he and actor Jeffrey Wright were at the wrap party for the movie W. at a bar in Shreveport, La., when they were arrested and accused of interfering with police as authorities tried to arrest another person for causing a disturbance.