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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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631.

GET OF MELS D***    

I have never said blatently racist comments while drunk. I have done plenty of crazy stupid things while drunk believe me. Only an anti semite would say stuff like that drunk, things like that dont just "slip" out.

2949 days ago
632.

Amy    

I disagree with the posting stating that this isn't news. We live in a world of hatred, not only against the Jews, but various cultures who are different from our own. Gibson is a very powerful national figure because we as a nation permit movie stars and Hollywood figures to have this power. You're right, it shouldn't be a story, but becasue of his influence and power, it is a story; and a big one! People in places of power need to be stopped when their power is being misused. Anti-Semetic comments of any kind is a misue of power when you live your life under a microscope.

2949 days ago
633.

Jean Hayes    

I just dont understand why people with all that money, if they know they are going to be drinking, dont take a limo. He must realize he has had some close calls???Duh!!!!!!!!!!!!

2949 days ago
634.

Jean Hayes    

S. Maxwell, amazing you should say that I had the same thought he did look like Sadaam in that photo Wowwwwwww

2949 days ago
635.

Danielle Clarke    

The bigger issue here is the glorification of movie / sports / politicians / etc / etc / etc.

Our society is sick where we as humans place importance of these >SO CALLED FAMOUS PEOPLE< NOT!!! over the simple importance of concern for all womankind/mankind.

I don't go to any events for anyone who thinks they are famous. I do not support these so called role models.

May we open our hearts to those we come into contact with in our daily lives. May we close the doors to these EGO building events. May we learn to enjoy the reality of our neighbors who should mean as much if not more than these so called stars???

Now go and show your love to your neighbor and spend your money and your time with those close to you and not to those who try to steal your lives with their over-sensationalist lives.

2949 days ago
636.

Bob Hendrick    

Does this mean Mel isn't "anti-gay" anymore, too?

2949 days ago
637.

roto    

If I believed anything i heard from drunks, I'd have no family or friends. I'd hate them all!

2949 days ago
638.

Daemon Milstead    

The only reason anybody cares is because he is famous. If I was pulled over for drunk driving and I said the same things he did, would anybody care? I think not.

2949 days ago
639.

Laura Buck    

is father is a Holocaust denier..' Nuf Sed '

2949 days ago
640.

blutoblutarsky    

HEY MEL EXPECT NO COMPASSION FROM THE JEWS YOU REACHED OUT TO.THEY WANT YOU LIKE THE BABIES AND CHILDREN IN LEBANON...THEY NEVER EVER FORGIVE ANYONE ESPECIALLY A GOYIM LIKE YOU.YOU EXPOSED THEM AS THE TRUE MURDERERS OF JESUS CHRIST .THEY LOATHED YOU BEFORE THE DRUNKEN BABBLE.NOW THEY LIKE BABA WAWA AND MR.LEVIN LOVE BUTCHERING YOU.YOU SEE IT COVERS UP THIER MURDEROUS SLAUGHTER IN LEBANON.......LISTEN TO YOUR DAD MEL!!

2949 days ago
641.

Laura Buck    


His father is a Holocaust Dejier. 'Nuf said'.

2949 days ago
642.

Debra    

HOPEFULLY SOME OF US WILL SEE THIS DISHEARTENING INCIDENT AS EVIDENCE THAT:

ALCOHOLISM DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GENDER, SOCIAL CLASS, AGE, NATIONALITY, OR PROFESSION.

2949 days ago
643.

Janis Altman    

When Mel Gibson is not drunk what we will see is a sober anti-semite.
As it turns out he has no integrity and has become the people who tore off his limbs in Braveheart.

2949 days ago
644.

JOHN McQUEEN    

MEL BIBSON, WHEN YOU BLURTED OUT ALL THAT STUFF,YOU WERE IN A BLACKOUT,YOU ARE AN ALCHOHOLIC,WHY DONT YOU GO BACK TO A.A. AND WORK THE PROGRAMME OF THE TWELVE STEPS,YOU SAID YOURSELF YOU HAVE BATTLED ALCHOHOLISM FOR MANY YEARS,WELL DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT,OR IT WILL KILL YOU,I HAVE BEEN SOBER FOR 34YEARS JOHN.

2949 days ago
645.

terry    

HELLO #618. JUST CURIOUS, WHAT WAS YOUR BA LEVEL WHEN YOU WERE ATTEMPTING TO WRITE THAT DESPICABLE COMENT? OR ARE YOU JUST ACADEMICALLY CHALLENGED. GET A DICTIONARY AND GO BACK TO GRAMMAR 101. SERIOUSLY, JERRY M., GO BACK TO SCHOOL.

2949 days ago
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