Bill Murray faces fines or possible jail time after being pulled over by Swedish police on Sunday. Murray, 56, was stopped for driving a golf cart in downtown Stockholm and was then asked to take a breathalyzer test after the officer smelled alcohol. Um, he refused. People reports:
He refused to blow in the [breathalyzer] instrument, citing American legislation,” said Holmlund. “So we applied the old method – a blood test. It will take 14 days before the results are in.” In describing Murray’s allegedly inebriated state, Holmlund said, “There were no obvious signs, like when someone is really tipsy.” Murray, in Sweden to visit a golf tournament, subsequently signed a statement admitting to driving under the influence and agreed to permit a police officer plead guilty on his behalf should the case go to court, Holmlund said. “Then he was let go. My guess is he went back to America,” according Holmlund, who said Murray would only be charged if tests show his blood alcohol level exceeded the legal limit – said to be very low in Sweden….Of the vehicle in question, “It was a golf cart. How it ended up in this predicament I don’t know,” said Holmlund, adding that Murray was not facing any theft charges.”
It’s Sweden, so what’s really the worst that could happen? A stacked blonde in a tight prison outfit will serve him meatballs for a few days? I’d take my chances. In America, that usually runs you about $400 a hour. Or $500 for a non-rushed hour.
Bill Murray at the tournament in Stockholm: