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Madsen released from hospital after Malibu arrest

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    FILE - U.S. actor and president of the Champs-Elysees Film Festival Michael Madsen, poses at the Plaza Athenee Hotel, in Paris, in this June 6, 2012 file photo. Madsen was arrested Wednesday Sept. 12, 2012 on suspicion of drunken driving in Malibu and is spending the night in a hospital. Sheriff's spokesman Steve Whitmore says Madsen had a blood alcohol level of .21. The legal limit is .08. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus, File)
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LOS ANGELES » Michael Madsen has been released from a hospital after being arrested for investigation of drunken driving on Pacific Coast Highway in Malibu.

Madsen’s attorney Perry Wander said Thursday that the “Reservoir Dogs” actor had complained of an undisclosed medical problem but has since been released.

Authorities say Madsen was arrested Wednesday after driving erratically in a Pontiac GTO. Investigators say in a preliminary test Madsen had a blood-alcohol level of .21 percent, more than twice the legal limit of .08 percent.

Wander said Madsen had been taking prescription medication that could have caused him to fail the sobriety test.

It was the second arrest in six months for Madsen. He was previously arrested after he allegedly got into a fight with his teenage son, but prosecutors declined to file charges.

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