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Actor Mickey Rourke Arrested for DUI on Vespa ( scooter )...LOL!!
MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (Nov. 8) - A scooter-riding Mickey Rourke was arrested Thursday on suspicion of driving under the influence.
Rourke, star of "Sin City," ''Diner" and "9 1/2 Weeks," was arrested at 4:20 a.m. and booked at the Miami-Dade County Jail, said Janelle Hall, a jail spokeswoman. He was released on a $1,000 bond, she said.
telephone message left at the office of Rourke's agent wasn't immediately returned.
A Miami Beach Police report said Rourke made a U-turn with a red light and then swerved several times while on a green scooter. He had a flushed face and bloodshot, watery eyes, his speech was slurred, and he had a strong odor of alcohol on his breath, the report said. The arresting officer also writes that he needed assistance when the actor became "uncooperative."
"I'm not drunk, I didn't even drink that much," the report quoted Rourke as saying.
Rourke, 51, allegedly failed field-sobriety tests before being taken to headquarters. He also failed an alcohol breath test, police said.
According to criminal records, Rourke was arrested in Miami Beach once before, in January 1994, and charged with resisting arrest. He currently lives in the area.