Director Van Sant pinched in Portland

Dec. 23, 2006 at 2:58 PM
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PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 23 (UPI) -- Hollywood movie director Gus Van Sant was pulled over for drunken driving this week in Portland, Ore.

Police told The Oregonian that Van Sant was stopped after allegedly speeding away from a stoplight in his Porsche Cayenne without his headlights on.

The Portland-based filmmaker who directed "Good Will Hunting" and "Drug Store Cowboy," blew a .19 on his breath test, well over Oregon's limit of .08. He also failed the field sobriety test and was placed under arrest.

Van Sant was scheduled to appear in court next month and will likely pay a $500 fine before he can get his vehicle back.

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