Actor Michael Madsen Arrested In L.A., Faces One Year Behind Bars

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Actor Michael Madsen has been charged with misdemeanor driving under the influence after he crashed his SUV into a pole last month in Malibu, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Madsen was charged yesterday with one count each of misdemeanor driving under the influence of alcohol within 10 years of another DUI offense and driving with a .08% blood alcohol content within 10 years of another DUI offense.

He was driving in Malibu on March 24 when his vehicle struck a pole. Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies arrived and Madsen was arrested.

If convicted as charged, Madsen faces a possible maximum sentence of 364 days in jail.

The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

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