Nick Nolte - Hollywood actor who has appeared in classics
such as North Dallas Forty and 48 Hours.
Although, most baby boomers will remember Nolte for his
part in the 80's legend that was Down and Out in Beverly
Hills. Oh.. the irony.
has been nominated for an Oscar twice: 1991's 'The Prince
of Tides' and 1997's 'Affliction'.
What did he do?
Alledgedly, Nolte was arrested on suspicion of driving
under the influence of drugs or alcohol after a California
Highway Patrol Officer saw the actor's black 1992 Mercedes-Benz
swerving across a Malibu highway. Nolte was described
as "drooling" and "droopy-eyed" by California Highway
Patrol spokesman Leland Tang.
12th September 2002.
Alledgedly charged with DUI.
Nolte was freed on $2,500 bail with a hearing scheduled
for 26 October 2002.
Nolte checked into the Silver Hill Hospital in Connecticut
- a substance abuse treatment centre - two days after
his hearing, the film star pleaded no contest to driving
under the influence of a drug he claims to have consumed
in a bodybuilding supplement and was placed on probation
with orders to remain in drug counseling for several
months. Under the plea agreement, prosecutors dropped
a second misdemeanor drug count.