Jonathan Rhys Meyers receives a one-year suspended sentence. The actor also faces a $500 fine and an alcohol counseling program. This is reported by TMZ. The American gossip site is said to have corresponding court documents.
Reckless behavior on the road
Jonathan Rhys Meyers faces two counts of drunk driving in Los Angeles. On top of that, he was charged with reckless driving.
According to "TMZ", the Irishman is said to have made a deal in court. He agreed not to appeal the reckless driving charge. For this, the court dropped the other two charges.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers: Problems with alcohol for a long time
In November 2020, police arrested Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The actor had been in a minor car accident in Malibu. No one but himself was involved. As "People" reported at the time, the actor failed a breathalyzer test after the accident.
Jonathan Rhys Meyers has had a drinking problem for a long time. Again and again he went to rehab clinics. But he kept relapsing, for example after his wife Mara Lane miscarried in 2017.