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10/06/2009 AT 03:00 PM EDT
A judge in Malibu, Calif., has signed an order scrubbing Mel Gibson's 2006 arrest
for driving while drunk – in which he went on an infamous anti-Semitic tirade
– from the public record, TMZ.com
The move to expunge the DUI, a misdemeanor, was originally requested
by Gibson's lawyer, Blair Berk, on Sept. 21 after the actor had finished a probation lasting three years, which included Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, alcoholism education and fines.
It's considered a routine legal move, and Judge Lawrence Mira noted that the conviction still would show up should Gibson decide to get a gun. It would also come up if Gibson, 53, is stopped for another DUI in the future.
Calls to Gibson's lawyer were not immediately returned.
– Michael Y. Park