Reservoir Dogs actor Michael Madsen arrested for ‘driving under the influence’

Handout photo of Michael Madsen at the press launch of the new Irish film 'Strength and Honour'.
Handout photo of Michael Madsen at the press launch of the new Irish film 'Strength and Honour'.

Police have arrested actor Michael Madsen for allegedly driving under the influence.

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department said Madsen was driving a Land Rover, which struck a post in Malibu, California, around 8pm on Sunday.

The 61-year-old, who has been featured in such Quentin Tarantino movies as Reservoir Dogs and Kill Bill, was not injured.

Michael Madsen
Actor Michael Madsen (Joel Ryan/PA)

Officers questioned Madsen and he was placed under arrest.

His blood-alcohol level was not immediately available.

He was released from jail on Monday morning.

His publicist has not responded to an email seeking comment.

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