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Michael Madsen

Charged with DUI

for Flaming Hotrod Arrest

12/11/2012 12:20 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Michael Madsen's September joyride continues to be a drag ... cause the actor has just been charged with 2 counts of DUI stemming from his arrest ... TMZ has learned.

We broke the story ... The "Reservoir Dogs" star was popped while hotrodding around Malibu in his badass Pontiac GTO. According to cops, Madsen bombed his field sobriety test and blew .20 on the breathalyzer -- more than twice the legal limit.

At the time, Madsen's attorney Perry Wander insisted the breathalyzer was "flawed."

On Wednesday, the L.A. City Attorney filed 2 misdemeanor counts of DUI against Madsen -- one for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, and another for driving with a BAC of .08 or higher.

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If convicted on both counts, Madsen could face up to two years in jail ... but since it doesn't appear Michael has a prior DUI conviction, it's unlikely he'll serve any time behind bars. 

Madsen's attorney tells TMZ ... "We intend to vigorously defend the charges."

The case is scheduled to go before the judge later this month.

24 COMMENTS

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1.

Jordan    

All charges will be droped when his lawyer finds out the breathalyzer was not calibrated when it is suppose to,

621 days ago
2.

OH NO!    

If you are going to drive drunk, you don't do it in a gaudy red car that says 'pull me over'. He should stick to a mini van for his drunk driving adventures.

621 days ago
3.

Diamond Goddess!    

He used to be so handsome!!!
=(

621 days ago
4.

360    

Black mamba returns..

621 days ago
5.

21stcent    

Gotta love California. SEPTEMBER he gets pulled over, gets the ticket in DECEMBER. the unfamous would still be jail, waitng on a bail hearing.

621 days ago
6.

mousetrap    

Alcohol and GTO's definitely do not mix.

621 days ago
7.

Mike    

How stupid can this guy be? Hot rodding around Malibu in a car like that drunk as hell?

That car just screams to police ... look at me ... pull me over ... I'm up to no good!

621 days ago
8.

BTDT    

That is one sweet ride.

621 days ago
9.

Shotokan5000    

This guys next on the death list.

621 days ago
10.

Eric    

This is his first DUI? Now that's unbelieveable!

620 days ago
11.

Eric    

This is Madsen's first DUI? Unbelieveable!

620 days ago
12.

truthiness    

Moron.
He will pay no real price (jail time) whatsoever, and will drive drunk, again, and again, and again.
He will kill or maim some poor innocent schmuck, and will still not pay the same price a non quasi-celebrity would pay.
The system in this state SUCKS, and if you can afford it, you get a different grade of justice than someone who can't pay for a high priced mouthpiece.
The system is pathetic, and so is this loser.
Flawed Breathalyzer my a$$.

620 days ago
13.

HELLRAISER    

Hot looking goat.

620 days ago
14.

Paul138    

Madson is one funny dude always in trouble.Now this is a guy that should have a reality show (maybe he had one once?? )

620 days ago
15.

geneo    

what happened to this actor i enjoy his movies .hes been to rehab he needs big help.sorry to see him in trouble again .

620 days ago
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