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"Pulp" Writer Popped for DUI After Fatal Crash

1/14/2008 3:01 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Roger AvaryThe guy who co-wrote "Pulp Fiction" with Quentin Tarantino was arrested Sunday on suspicion of manslaughter and felony DUI, after the car he was driving crashed, injuring his wife and killing his other passenger.

Roger Avary was driving in Ojai, Calif. early Sunday morning when the accident occurred, throwing wife Gretchen from the car and killing Andreas Zini, a friend visiting from Italy. Zini died later Sunday morning from "internal injuries." Avary's wife was in stable condition as of Sunday night.

The Ventura County Sheriff's Department said that Avary was under the influence of alcohol at the time of the crash. He posted $50,000 bail and was released.

Avary -- who won an Oscar for "Fiction" -- also co-wrote "Beowulf" and directed "The Rules of Attraction."

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RedFox    

Very many thanks for a good work. Nice and useful. Like it!

2358 days ago
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WhiteFox    

Nice one thanks the for the good info!!!!!!!

2397 days ago
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aprw    

first!!

2421 days ago
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Biker 1957    

This looks pretty serious, he may have to serve a full 21 day sentence...

2421 days ago
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Seriously    

GOSH.....what a way to welcome your friend who came ALL the from from Italy! How sad.

2421 days ago
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ReneeNW    

Ever notice how it is the really innocent people who always die at the hands of these self-important jerks?

2421 days ago
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JD    

Aw, damn. I hate it when someone I admire, someone with genuine intelligence and talent, does such a criminal, stupid thing.

Mr. Avary, I'm a big fan of your work. However, I hope they throw the book at you.

2421 days ago
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Goldie Hand    

That is a felony, he will probably get 20 years in the...wait, oh yea... This is Hollywood..this will blow over and we will all be running to see his new movie premier this summer.
Party on Hollywood and the Devil may care

2421 days ago
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roughdaddy    

well at least this time he gets full credit on this creation...not a co-DWI.

2421 days ago
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Kelli    

Don't drink and drive folks, it's always bad news.

2421 days ago
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Kelli    

Pulp Fiction was awesome by the way. :)

2421 days ago
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Search- Engines WEB    

Shows the importance of always wearing seat belts - especially if you are driving with someone who has had a drink.
even if sitting in the back seat

It's less likely to get thrown from a car with them on - you just never kow when that one moment will occur

2421 days ago
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Dyna ™    

Pretty sure Pulp Fiction made him enough money to hire a driver!!!!

2421 days ago
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Anna Hagy    

Wow you would think that these STUPID people would know to HIRE A DRIVER when planning on going drinking for the night.

2421 days ago
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LLLRRR    

What an idiot. Why couldn't he hire a limo for the night, I am beginning to think that they are too good for that with their huge egos. Cheap skate, now it will cost you a fortune and someone their life. Why do the decent and innocent people always have to die. Maybe if these drunks got killed. other drunks would stop drinking and driving too.

2421 days ago
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