Gerard Depardieu fell off his scooter in Paris. (Photo by
Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)
French actor Gerard Depardieu was detained for driving
his scooter while drunk after he had a minor accident in Paris,
The 63-year-old star of films such as "Jean de Florette" and
"Green Card" was held for questioning after he fell from his
scooter mid-afternoon, slightly injuring his elbow.
No-one else was hurt in the accident.
One of France's best-known actors for roles in more than a
hundred films, Depardieu has recently grabbed headlines for
the wrong reasons.
The incident came just months after a car driver filed a
legal complaint for assault and battery against Depardieu in
August following an altercation in Paris.
Last year, Depardieu outraged fellow passengers by urinating
in the aisle of an Air France flight as it prepared to take
off, forcing the plane to turn back to its parking spot.
A passenger on the flight said Depardieu appeared to be drunk
and insisted he be allowed to use the bathroom during
takeoff, when passengers must remain seated.