Mel Gibson has launched a court battle to wipe a drink-driving charge from his police record.
The Braveheart actor was arrested in June 2006 after getting behind the wheel while intoxicated, and was sentenced to three years' probation the following month (Aug06) on a misdemeanour driving under the influence (DUI) charge.
Now the star has filed legal papers, obtained by, that indicate his lawyer will be in court in October (09) to ask a judge to expunge the DUI from his record because he has completed the terms of his probation.
Gibson successfully attended a 12-step programme for 11 months, underwent an alcohol abuse education course, and also handed over his driver’s licence for 90 days as part of his rehabilitation.