Agence France-PresseJune 21, 2013 10:25
A court on Friday ordered eccentric French actor Gerard Depardieu to pay a 4,000 euro ($5,290) fine and suspended his driver's licence for six months for driving his scooter in Paris while drunk.
The 64-year-old star, who has made headlines in recent months with erratic behaviour and a tax feud with French authorities, was arrested in November after falling off his scooter while more than three times over the legal alcohol limit.
He was sentenced in absentia after repeatedly skipping court appearances. Depardieu has in recent weeks been filming a movie in Russia.