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EXCLUSIVE: Gibson Skated Twice Before

7/31/2006 2:06 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned that Mel Gibson has been stopped for reckless driving two other times in Malibu but he was allowed to leave without a ticket or arrest.

As TMZ first reported, Gibson was arrested on Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu -- driving 87 miles an hour. As we reported, the deputy who arrested Gibson was ordered to sanitize his arrest report to make it appear that Gibson's arrest was "without incident." In fact, The report states Gibson was abusive, violent and vulgar, and even attempted to escape.

TMZ has confirmed that approximately three years ago, Gibson was driving 74 miles per hour on Pacific Coast Highway, one mile from his house, when he was pulled over by a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy. Sources say Gibson avoided eye contact with the deputy during the stop and even though the deputy was suspicious of Gibson's sobriety, he let him go.

Approximately one year ago Gibson was stopped again, after driving 64 miles an hour on Pacific Coast Highway -- where the speed limit is 45. Sources say that Gibson was so cocky that he was on his cell phone the entire time he was detained by the deputy. Ultimately, the deputy decided to let him go without giving him a citation.

And there's new information about Friday's arrest.


As TMZ reported, the deputy who arrested Gibson was ordered by superiors to re-write his report and eliminate all references to Gibson's bad conduct and anti-Semitic remarks. Sources tell TMZ that Lt. Crystal Miranda told the arresting deputy that Captain Tom Martin talked to Sheriff Lee Baca who expressed concern that the explosive report might leak to the media and that it needed to be re-written in a sanitized form.

Sources say Gibson, who was pulled over early Friday morning for allegedly crossing lanes at a high speed, told the arresting deputy that he was leaving home just after 2 a.m. and heading to his brother's house. The arresting deputy found a bottle of tequila in the car, 3/4 full, in a brown paper bag. We're told that Gibson told the deputy that the bottle wasn't his but, "I've had a little bit."

We're also told that Gibson, who issued a statement over the weekend, suggesting he was not of sound mind when he uttered the anti-Semitic tirade and engaged in abusive behavior, was not in fact "out of it." Sources connected with the case tell TMZ that Gibson was drunk but was in control of his senses. At one point at the Sheriff's station, sources say Gibson was "jumping like a monkey" on a steel cage and told the arresting deputy, "I'm not going to hurt you physically. I'm gonna hurt you. I'm gonna make you lose."

We're also told that deputies at the Sheriff's station were star struck by Gibson and a number of them went to Gibson's holding cell to get a look of the star. The problem for the Sheriff's department -- there's a mounted camera in the station and the deputies can be seen fawning over the actor. Sheriff's officials have called some of the officers who were caught on tape in and warned them they might be subject to discipline.

As TMZ reported, the arresting deputy was ordered by officials to take out references to Gibson's bad behavior. We're told the altered report makes no mention of the fact that Gibson attempted to flee the scene by running to his car to escape. We're also told that the officer checked a box on the report that Gibson was "belligerent." Ironically, even though officials did not order the deputy to remove that reference, they did order him to re-write the report to eliminate all references to the supporting evidence leading the officer to believe Gibson was indeed "belligerent."

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Timothy Rowe    

I THINK THAT EVERYBODY HAS AT ONE TIME MADE SOME HUGE MISTAKE IN LIFE THAT HE OR SHE IS NOT PROAD OF OR SHOULD HAVE BEEN PUT IN PRISON FOR .TO JUDGE MEL FOR HIS MISTAKES IS WRONG .WE SHOULD ALL LEARN TO LOVE ONE ANOTHER FOR WHAT WE ARE ,HUMANS WHO WHERE CREATED IN THE IMAGE OF GOD . PUT ON EARTH TO LEARN FROM OUR MISTAKES AND WHEN MISTAKES ARE MADE TO ASK GOD TO FORGIVE US FOR OUR MISTAKES. MEL HAS SAID HE IS SORRY FOR HIS MISTAKE AND PLANS TO CORRECT IT . THATS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ME AS LONG AS HE DOES SOMTHING ABOUT IT . WE SHOULD TRY TO SUPPORT SOMEONE WHO HAS MADE MISTAKES AND HELP THEM THRU IT . NOT TEAR THEM DOWN TILL THERE IS NOTHING LEFT . IF WE WOULD ALL SHOW OUR FELLOW MAN SOME COMPATION AND LOVE AND SUPPORT WHEN THEY FALL FROM GRACE THIS WORLD WOULD BE A LOT NICER FOR ALL. . I SUPPORT YOU MEL .

3001 days ago
17.

Rick    

Mel Gibson has given us some of the best movies in years. The latest one Apocylypto was shot in the steaming jungle with rain storms,bugs snakes and all that. Mels crew said they have never seen him so stressed on set. The movie was also behind schedule. He gets home and finds out the middle east is blowing up with hundreds of children and civillians being bombed to death.Maybe that was on Mels mind when he made those comments. What would happen if Mel said Those Canadians are bastards, they start all the wars. I hate them, or those Brits are even worse. Would anybody even take notice. I THINK NOT. He was wrong to drink and drive, for that he should get the required punishment. But don't you think with his Star Power justice would be better served if he was made to do public service anouncements or adopt a piece of road to clean up. I drank for 40 years, I stopped in 1980 without help. When a person is ready it will happen. I will continue to support Mel Gibson and pay to see his movies. Let me ask you, is anyone out there perfect, without fault.. Give the guy a chance. I am a Canadian living in Vancouver, and at the age of 70 I have yet to find that perfect human, maybe I should check LA.
August 7 2006 Rick Richards.

3001 days ago
18.

Maria Cutrona    

Here we go again, with another star on the rise! I feel that when someone drinks they are not coherent, and if he made a remark about jews or whatever, how can someone account for someone being drunk. Yes, he was drinking and driving and he should be trial just like anyone else, star or not, everyone has to pay for their actions. But my only concern is how the LAPD handled it as always they never can get a story correct. Now they are re writing their reports! Why would the police aggravate someone when they had too much to drink. example: when he was in Jail! This tells me that even our own officers have no respect for the law. I'm hispanic and I don't approve of his drinking and driving, but I do approve of being rehabilitated just like everyone else. Maybe it's time for all stars to realized they too make mistake just like everyone else.

3001 days ago
19.

Trish    

It's disgusting that Gibson recieves preferential treatment for something as dangerous as driving while under the influence. Also sickening are those of you making excuses for his obvious hatred of Jewish people and lack of respect for the lady officer. Sad that you're so obviously taken in by those baby blues. I will not make excuses for that toad, nor will I ever see another movie attached to his name.

3001 days ago
20.

Rebecca    

I can't believe all of the people who are so willing to forgive bigotry and hatred. I don't care if Mel was driving drunk. I could forgive him for that. To all of you who say, "he was drunk so we can't condem him for what he said." Bull@*^!!!!! It's when you're drunk and defenses are down that the true you comes out. Mel Gibson has shown us his true self and it's ugly. No amount of apology can change an ingrained hatred for another race. I do believe he made The Passion to perpetuate his beliefs that the "Jews" were responsible for killing Jesus. He, as well as his father hate the Jewish race. This is a learned ignorance and hatred, just like that of the terrorists that we are so well aware of these days. Mel Gibson is no better than a terrorist, in my mind. Sorry Mel. It's time for us to stop tolerating bigotry and hatred no matter who is perpetuating it, even the Hollywood elite.

3000 days ago
21.

Sunny    

"Alcohol doesn't create or impose ideas. Alcohol releases ideas. The more deeply ingrained the ideas, the more explosive their release under the influence. In vino veritas, Mr. Gibson."

Richard Levick's Take: http://www.levick.com/resources/topics/articles/braveheartLostsoul.php

2999 days ago
22.

R. Atkinson    

Hey you effin' Nazi ***tard!

You got it backwards. It's the ****bags like you that are ruining the world. You and your old man are some pair.

And if being a racist isn't bad enough, you're a pornographer too. The Passion was a snuff film about the only person in history whose name could draw a $400 million plus box office on marquee recognition alone. You profited off the religious equivalent of flag burning. The reason you had to finance it yourself was nobody else would sink so low. You took the Lord's name in vain for your own personal profit and then you keep giving his children the finger. Well the same to you, you effin' ****hole. And many more.

2998 days ago
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damn right    

i look forward to seeing mel finish his 7.5 years of aa for telling the world the jews are responible for all trouble in the world whilst drink driving. i c many sequells to this from our beloved mel

2989 days ago
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damn right    

2012 is meant to be the end of the world. How can this be? Our belevoded Mel`s 7.5 yrs of aa for telling the world the jews are responsible for all the trouble in the world whilst drink driving obviously exceedes the 2012 D`day prophocised not only by nostradamus but by parts of the media run by the jews and those who say they are jews but are cakes of soap by 2.5 yrs that`s almost three yrs. my answer would be Mel`s 7.5 yrs of aa for telling the world that the jews are responsible for all the trouble in the world has more influence on planet earht in gods universe then the 2012 d`day date prophiciesed by the jews and those who say they are jews but are cakes of soap in the media and nostradamus It`s quite an obvious answer when you think of god and how he really chooses his chosen one`s and how sweet our beloved mell is

2989 days ago
25.

damn right    

i look forward to seeing mel finish his 7.5 yrs of aa for telling the world the jews are responible for all trouble in the world whilst drink driving. i c many sequells to this from our beloved mel who knows maybe his 7,5yr d`day date time table might just be enough to take the spotlight away fom nostradamus`s timetable for the jews set some five hundred yr`s ago

2989 days ago
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albrechtkrausse@gmail.com    

Stay strong Mel! The zionist cabal that set you up will fail with time due to their in-fighting an treacherous nature! The PUBLIC knows that this was most likely a false-flag operation of the Mossad and that they laced your dinner (or communion) wine with a tincture of LSD and Rohypnol in an attempt to discredit you from telling the truth and, more importantly, to take the press away from focusing on the IDL's ethnic-cleansing campaign in Palestine. Once the COMPLETE toxicology comes in from your blood-work they will find the illegal drugs the jews used to taint your system and lead to your dementia and arrest. Also they need to an audit of the sheriff's financial records. You'll most likely find some unaccounted for money. This came from the agents or their Hollywood sympathisers. The whole world knows the truth! Stay Strong Mel!!

2988 days ago
27.

kathy raines    

HAS FOR MEL, WELL LET THOSE WITHOUT SIN CAST THE FIRST STONE! ANYONE PERFECT OUT THERE?

2957 days ago
28.

Whatever    

When were they going to finally arrest him? When he killed somebody?

2955 days ago
29.

SKendall    

Mel Gibson was arrested for drunk driving in Toronto, Canada. It was a long time ago, but you wonder how many times he's been driving drunk and NOT been caught. Menace to society even without the comments.

2952 days ago
30.

JEAN    

HAY MEL,
I'VE ENJOYED THE MOVIES I'VE SEEN..PLEASE BE AROUND TO MAKE MORE . WE THE PUBLIC NEED YOU TO "TAKE US AWAY"..(CALGONE DOESN'T DO IT ANYMORE).
JEAN

2952 days ago
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