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Mel Gibson may face drunk-driving charge

Mel Gibson was arrested early Friday for suspicion of driving under the influence in Malibu, Calif.

Mel Gibson was arrested early Fridayon suspicion of driving while intoxicated, policesay.

Gibson's vehicle was speeding eastbound on the Pacific Coast Highway when officers stopped him at 2:36 a.m. in Malibu, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said.

"The investigation is ongoing," department spokesman Steve Whitmore said. "As we would do with anyone, we don't want to release any more since the information is fragmentary."

Gibson, 50, was booked at the Lost Hills sheriff's station at 4:06 a.m., according to department records. The actor-director was cited and released, Whitmore said. Bail was set at $5,000.

Gibson was charged with impaired driving in Toronto in 1984, when the vehicle he was driving failed to stop at a red light and struck another vehicle.

An Ontario judge later dropped the impaired driving charge, fining him $300 and suspending his driving privileges in the province for three months. The actor was in Ontario filming Mrs. Soffel.

The American-born, Australian-raised Gibson won the best director Oscar for 1995's Braveheart, which also won the best picture award.

His newest directorial effort, Apocalypto, was shot in Mexico and is slated for a December release.

With files from Associated Press

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