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Jonathan Rhys Meyers to avoid jail and pay $500 fine after entering plea agreement over DUI arrest, legal documents claim

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Jonathan Rhys Meyers will avoid jail after his 2020 DUI arrest, legal documents have shown.

In November 2020, kick like Beckham The star was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol after police were called to the scene of a minor car crash in Malibu.

Meyers is said to have shown signs of intoxication before failing a sobriety test.

Now, the legal documents obtained by TMZ pointed out that the actor had been charged at the time with three counts – two related to DUI and one count of reckless driving.

As part of his settlement, Meyers pleaded guilty to reckless driving. The other two have been disqualified, meaning he will not be sentenced to prison.

Instead, he will have to pay a fine of $500 (£373) and serve a one-year summary suspension, during which time he must complete an alcohol education and counseling program.

The Golden Globe-nominated actor has struggled with addiction problems in the past and has been in rehab multiple times.

In 2018, he was arrested shortly after landing at LAX after an argument with his wife on a flight. About the incident, he told Larry King that he was guilty of breaking his sanity.

“When my wife found out that I had ordered a drink, she was very, very angry at me because I shouldn’t have been drinking,” he said. “It didn’t suit me and I was sober for a long time.”

If you or someone you know is suffering from alcoholism you can secretly call the national alcohol helpline Drinkline on 0300 123 1110 or visit the NHS website this for information on the programs available to you.

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Tom Vazquez

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