Jonathan Rhys Meyers puffed on a cigarette while out in Malibu on Saturday amid claims he faces criminal charges after crashing a car in the coastal suburb two months ago.
The Tudors actor, 43, dressed down in a leather jacket, a hoodie and a baseball cap after reports emerged earlier this month that he was formally charged with a DUI following his arrest in November.
According to US Weekly, the troubled actor is now said to be facing two criminal charges after crashing a car in November.
Stepping out: Jonathan Rhys Meyers puffed on a cigarette while out in Malibu on Saturday amid claims he faces criminal charges after crashing a car in the coastal suburb two months ago
The publication claims that court records show Meyers faces ‘one count of driving under the influence of alcohol’ while he was also charged with ‘driving with a blood alcohol content of 0.08 percent or more’.
He is said to be due in court on February 25 after prosecutors filed the case last Wednesday on December 30.
Meyers was charged with driving under the influence and subsequently released from jail on November 9. His bail was said to be set at $5,000.
MailOnline contacted Meyers’ representatives for comment at the time.
Arrested: The Tudors actor, 43, dressed down in a leather jacket, a hoodie and a baseball cap after reports emerged earlier this month that he was formally charged with a DUI following his arrest in November
In November, a Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department spokesperson told People that the 43-year-old actor received a a misdemeanour DUI charge after the accident in the beach city.
The actor – whose battle with alcoholism has been well documented over the years – is believed to have had a ‘solo and minor’ car accident at around 5pm on Sunday 9 November, TMZ reported.
When police arrived at the scene, The Tudors star showed signs of being intoxicated and subsequently failed a field sobriety test, the website claims.
Jonathan was reportedly ‘well past’ a legal limit for alcohol and was arrested for misdemeanour DUI and taken into custody.
In July 2018 the star vowed to stay sober after being detained following a drunken row with his wife Mara Lane onboard a plane.
The Irish actor was on an American Airlines flight from Miami to Los Angeles with his wife Mara and their then one-year-old son Wolf when he allegedly got into a drunken fight with her.
Row: In July 2018 the star vowed to stay sober after being detained following a drunken row with his wife Mara Lane onboard a plane
A fellow passenger, who was sitting in first class behind the actor, told the Sun Online that Meyers was behaving ‘erratically’ and had been intimidating other passengers throughout the flight.
He had been ordering ‘drink after drink’ and went to the toilet more than a dozen times – and refused to stop smoking his e-cigarette.
He was so inebriated, the passenger added, that he didn’t notice his jeans had fallen down to his knees at one point.
Eventually, flight attendants asked if his wife, who had separated herself from her husband by putting a privacy screen up, to see if she could intervene.
‘They told her that if he didn’t stop using the e-cigarette we’d have to land the plane early and get him off so she tried to tell him that,’ the passenger said.
Family: The Irish actor shares his son Wolf, three, with his wife Mara who he married in 2016. (pictured: The couple with their son Wolf Rhys, in 2018)
‘That’s when he really lost it, he was yelling at her ‘f*** you, shut the f*** up, I’m divorcing you when I get back, you’re annoying leave me the f*** alone.’
‘Then he was ranting and screaming: ‘Who says I’m using e-cigarettes? Who? Who? Show me who said it.’
The actor was detained on the tarmac when the flight landed so police could speak to witnesses.
Passengers said they were stuck on the plane for more than an hour as a result with multiple police vehicles surrounding the aircraft.
Jonathan is believed to have had six stints in rehab – first checking into a centre in Malibu in 2005 seeking treatment for alcohol abuse, before returning two years later in 2007.
He shares his son Wolf, three, with his wife Mara who he married in 2016.
A TIMELINE OF JONATHAN RHYS MEYERS’ TROUBLES
2005 – Jonathan first seeks help for alcohol addition at a Malibu facility before returning in 2007 and 2009
NOVEMBER 2007– The actor is arrested at Dublin airport for being drunk and in breach of the peace in November 2007. The charges were subsequently dropped.
JUNE 2009– Jonathan is arrested at Charles de Gaulle airport after threatening to kill three French police officers while drunk.
The Correctional Tribunal in Bobigny, in the north east suburbs of the French capital, heard how he first kicked a barman and swore at him because he refused to pour him a drink.
MAY 2010 – The Irish actor seeks help for his addiction in May 2010, just days after allegedly screaming abuse at airport staff when they banned him from getting on a plane because he was drunk.
He was said to be guzzling vodkas at 7am in the VIP lounge at New York’s JFK Airport where he was due to get on a flight to Los Angeles last week.
United Airlines staff barred him from boarding, which resulted in the actor launching a foul-mouthed tirade, according to reports.
JUNE 2011 – The star checks into a five-star rehabilitation centre in South Africa. It was his fifth stint in rehab
NOVEMBER 2011 – Jonathan is ordered by a French court to pay a restitution of €1,000 and was given a judgment of a suspended sentence for public intoxication at the airport 24 months earlier
MAY 2015 – Jonathan is pictured looking worse for wear and disoriented while drinking from a bottle of vodka in the street. He later publicly apologises to his fans in 2015 for a ‘minor relapse’
SEPTEMBER 2017 – Jonathan is stopped by security at Ireland’s Dublin Airport for being too intoxicated to board a flight to Vancouver, Canada – after his wife suffered a miscarriage.
At the time, Mara explained that the Tudors star had taken the miscarriage ‘particularly’ badly and had started drinking again to deal with the loss.
JULY 2018 – The star vows to stay sober after being detained at LAX Airport following a drunken row with his wife Mara Lane onboard a plane.
DailyMail.com exclusively reported the Bend It Like Beckham star screamed ‘f*** you, I’m going to divorce you’ at his wife when she asked him to stop smoking his e-cigarette on a plane.
He later said he had immediately sought professional help and apologised to his wife.
MAY 2019 – In May 2019 the actor and his family ignited controversy when they travelled on a plane with an estimated 5,000 cannabis plants in May alongside Greek Coca Cola heir Alki David – who was later arrested on drugs charges.
NOVEMBER 2020 – Jonathan is reportedly arrested for a DUI after crashing his car and failing a sobriety test.