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Michael Madsen

Busted for DUI

in Badass Hot Rod

9/13/2012 5:15 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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7:48 PM PT --
Madsen's attorney Perry Wander tells TMZ ... the actor wants to assure his fans that he did not fail the field sobriety test and "believes that the breathalyzer test is flawed."

Wander says Madsen insists the whole thing is just a big misunderstanding.

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's joyride on the California coast -- in an all-American classic sportscar -- ended abruptly when the actor was arrested for DUI with a blood alcohol level allegedly more than twice the legal limit ... TMZ has learned.

According to L.A. County Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore ... a citizen first spotted Madsen driving erratically on PCH in Malibu around 2:50PM PT and called cops.

We're told responding deputies witnessed Madsen weaving through traffic -- in a Pontiac GTO with a red flame paint job -- and when they pulled him over they smelled alcohol.

Whitmore tells TMZ Madsen was arrested on suspicion of DUI after he performed poorly on a field sobriety test.

Whtimore says Madsen submitted to a breathalyzer after his arrest ... and blew an outrageous .20. Remember, the legal limit is .08.

We're told Madsen's been booked for a misdemeanor DUI, and bail is set at $15,000.

He remains in custody ... just like the GTO, which was towed away from the arrest scene.

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81 COMMENTS

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1.

static    

They should have tasered him.

740 days ago
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Kbr06    

Why don't stars get cabs or drivers!!

740 days ago
3.

Heather    

****ing retard in retarded ass car.

740 days ago
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Raymond    

Wouldn't expect less from MR. BLONDE!

740 days ago
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mousetrap    

I don't know if I would call a GTO a sports car. It is a great muscle car, though.

740 days ago
6.

DaveT    

Is a bad ass car with a bad ass flame job and a mountain of power under the hood, could spin those fat wheels for days

740 days ago
7.

qtπ    

Nice car. Glad I didn't encounter him on PCH when I was driving on it.

740 days ago
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latestdiets.net    

he must of finally sold that Hattori Hanzo sword Bill gave him and got himself a cool ride.

740 days ago
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lbs    

I thought he was "On the wagon?"

740 days ago
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lbs    

Does this means Sobriety starts over?

740 days ago
11.

DudeLebowski    

It's a '66 or a '67 but either way it's a nice ride. I hope it has a 4 speed....

740 days ago
12.

Jenn    

Not the most subtle vehicle for a drunken joyride.

740 days ago
13.

campy    

Dude should have been given a pass just for the car he was driving. That's a bad ass GTO.

740 days ago
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dyls_E    

i dont condone drink driving, but .2 would be low for him haha

740 days ago
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_][ Character_Assassin ][_    

I'm betting it was his publiciist that called in. God knows celebs laugh their asses off when they get temporarily detained by the police because they know that's as close as they're going to get being jailed by the police.

740 days ago
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