Director Gus Van Sant Arrested for Oregon DUI

Oscar nominated director Gus Van Sant was arrested for drunk driving in Portland, Oregon and charged with Oregon DUI.

Van Sant, 54, was stopped by police just before 2:00 am after he was seen driving his 2006 Porsche Cayenne SUV with no headlights and accelerating rapidly at a traffic light. A spokesperson for the Portland Police Bureau, said Van Sant “had glassy, watery, red eyes, slurred speech, and smelled strongly of alcohol.” A breath test indicated an alcohol level over twice the state legal limit. Van Sant was taken to Multnomah County jail and charged with misdemeanor DUI.

Van Sant lives in Portland. He was nominated for an Academy Award for 1997’s ‘Good Will Hunting’ and he directed ‘Drugstore Cowboy’ and ‘My Own Private Idaho.’

Van Sant is scheduled to appear in court for the Oregon DUI arrest in mid-January.

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