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Oliver Stone in LA drugs arrest
Oliver Stone
Oliver Stone was released on bail
Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone has been arrested for drink driving and possession of drugs.

Police said the 58-year-old film-maker was arrested on Friday night at a police checkpoint on Sunset Boulevard, in Beverly Hills, California.

Sergeant John Edmundson said drugs were found during a search of Mr Stone's Mercedes but did not specify what kind of drugs they were.

Mr Stone was released on $15,000 (8,200) bail on Saturday morning.

The checkpoint was set up as part of a state-wide crackdown on drink driving during the Memorial Day weekend.

Vietnam veteran

Mr Stone is best known for films such as JFK and the Oscar-winning Platoon and Born on The Fourth of July.

His recent films have included Alexander, starring Colin Farrell.

Mr Stone dropped out of university to serve in Vietnam, first as a teacher and then as a soldier, where the US military awarded him with the Bronze Star and Purple Heart awards.




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