Mickey Rourke Arrested for DUI – on a Vespa
Actor Mickey Rourke was arrested on DUI charges in Miami Beach early Thursday morning on his Vespa, reports the Palm Beach Post.
“Mickey Rourke was arrested fro DUI at 4 a.m. this morning while riding a green Vespa,” Sgt. Bobby Hernandez of the Miami Beach police department tells PEOPLE. “He made a U-turn on a red light. We stopped him and gave him a classic road sobriety test. He failed so we brought him in. He blew a .081, which was over the limit, and was locked up for 24 hours at the Miami Dade County jail.”
According to the arrest report, Rourke said a four-letter expletive at the time he was stopped by police, who described the face of the Angel Heart star as flushed, his eyes bloodshot and watery and his speech slurred, reports the Post.
“I’m not drunk, I didn’t even drink that much,” the actor, 51, is quoted as saying.
According to criminal records obtained by the Post, in January 1994 Rourke was arrested and charged with resisting arrest.
Rourke’s rep didn t immediately return a call for comment.