The Irish actor, 43, faces one depend of driving drunk and was additionally charged with driving with a blood alcohol content material of 0.08 % or extra, in line with court docket information. Prosecutors filed the case on December 30. Meyers is due for an arraignment on February 25.
Two months earlier than being charged, the Bend It Like Beckham star was arrested following a minor automobile accident in Malibu. On the time, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s spokesperson Deputy Tina Schrader instructed Us that Meyers was concerned within the solo collision and failed a sobriety test after authorities arrived on the scene. The deputy additionally famous that Meyers was alone in his automobile on the time of the crash and that officers have been “unaware of any accidents.”
In accordance with arrest paperwork drawn up in November 2020, bail was set at $5,000 and the Vikings alum was launched on quotation someday after his arrest.
Meyers has had a historical past of abusing alcohol and relapsed in September 2017 after his spouse, Mara Lane, suffered a miscarriage. The couple tied the knot in 2016 and welcomed their son, Wolf, later that yr.
“Melancholy is an actual concern from previous abuse in addition to alcoholism which he was born with. He has been in a position to flip any ugliness and harm in his life into artwork and is the strongest particular person I do know,” Lane wrote by way of Instagram on the time. “I have no idea anybody who has been through what he has been through and reached his stage of successes. It does appear although that each time we appear to be making a lot progress … typically it’s like two steps ahead, one step again.”
In her susceptible submit, Lane additionally addressed images of the Match Level actor being escorted out of Dublin Airport for allegedly being too intoxicated to board a flight. “My husband is an Irishman who battles alcoholism and despair and drank between jobs to attempt to deal with the disappointment of this information,” she wrote. “I’m making an attempt to and nonetheless studying/adjusting to residing with the general public, like one would as a involved mother-in-law. I really feel that whomever took images of my husband was barely within the fallacious and was involved for the fallacious causes however … it’s OK. It’s OK. Possibly you’ve got/had a household to feed and want/wanted cash? I don’t know. We forgive you.”
Two years after his relapse, Meyers opened up about how changing into a father modified his outlook.
“I’m a lot happier than I’ve ever been,” he instructed the Irish Independent in January 2019. “After getting your first baby, you develop into the previous. We’re all busy giving out to ourselves and driving ourselves ahead. A baby provides you a brand new perspective on life.”
With reporting by Marjorie Hernandez
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