LOS ANGELES -- Oscar-winning actor Richard Dreyfuss was released from the hospital Thursday following three days of tests and treatment for injuries suffered in a car accident.
Dreyfuss, 34, who was charged with driving under the influence and possession of drugs after the accident, sustained only cuts and bruises, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center spokeswoman Tess Griffin said.
Because of the violent nature of the accident, doctors kept Dreyfuss under observation and conducted tests to determine if there was brain or internal damage, Miss Griffin said.
Dreyfuss lost control of his Mercedes-Benz convertible Sunday night and rolled the vehicle several times before hitting a palm tree in Beverly Hills. Firefighters had to lift the car upright to free him from the driver's seat.
Police Lt. Russ Olson said officers found a white powder believed to be cocaine. Police were awaiting lab results before taking the case to the district attorney's office.
Dreyfuss posted $2,500 bond in order to be released from the hospital and was ordered to appear in Beverly Hills Municipal Court Nov. 16 on the driving under the influence and possession of a controlled substance charges.
Dreyfuss won an Oscar for the 1977 movie 'Goodbye Girl,' and also starred in 'Jaws,' 'Close Encounters of the Third Kind,' 'American Graffiti,' 'The Competition,' and 'Whose Life Is It Anyway?'