US Magazine reported recently that Irish actor Jonathan Rhys Meyers has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following a November 2020 arrest in Los Angeles County.
The actor, 43 years of age, faces one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and one count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 percent or higher, according to court records, in a case filed by prosecutors from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office on December 30, 2020. He faces an arraignment on February 25, 2021.
The charges stem from the actor’s arrest following a minor car accident in Malibu. The actor was involved in a single-vehicle collision and, after responding authorities arrived, allegedly failed a field sobriety test. He was alone in his car and uninjured at the time of the accident. Bail was set at $1000.
The incident occurred around 5:45 p.m. Pacific Standard Time on Sunday, November 8, when Meyers was involved in a minor car accident at the corner of Las Flores Canyon Road and Las Flores Mesa Drive, according to sources from the LA Sheriff’s Office.
The actor is known for his portrayal of King Henry VIII in “The Tudors,” a historical drama that played from 2007 through 2010, playing the title character in “Dracula,” and portraying Bishop Heahmund in the hit series “Vikings.” He’s also known for his work in Hollywood movies, having played memorable roles in hit films such as “Alexander,” “Bend It Like Beckham,” and “Mission Impossible III.”