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Mickey Rourke arrested in Florida

File photo shows U.S. actor Mickey Rourke arriving for the world premiere of U.S. director Steven Soderbergh's film "Ocean's 13" at the 60th Cannes Film Festival May 24, 2007. REUTERS/Yves Herman

MIAMI (Reuters) - Mickey Rourke, star of “9 1/2 Weeks” and “Angel Heart,” was arrested on Thursday for allegedly driving under the influence after being stopped while riding a motor scooter in Miami Beach, Florida.

Rourke, a one-time professional boxer who attended high school not far from the scene of his arrest, was weaving from lane to lane on the green 2007 scooter and failed a sobriety test administered on the street, the arrest report said.

He had “bloodshot, watery eyes, slurred speech and a strong odor of an alcoholic beverage” when he was stopped in the city’s South Beach entertainment district around 4 a.m., the report said.

Entertainment Web sites listed Rourke’s age as 51, but the arrest report said he was 55.

The arresting officer quoted Rourke in the report as saying: “I’m not drunk, I didn’t even drink that much.”

Reporting by Jim Loney

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