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Saving Private Ryan star Tom Sizemore faces jail after being ‘caught with drugs’ in DUI arrest

HOLLYWOOD actor Tom Sizemore has been arrested for DUI and drug possession, according to reports.

The Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down star was pulled over by police in the early hours of Thursday in Burbank, California for a traffic violation, according to TMZ.

Sizemore, 58, appeared to be intoxicated, the website reports, and upon testing him and searching his car officers allegedly found narcotics in his possession.

The arrest could spell jail time for the acting veteran, because the DUI charge violates a plea deal he made in a prior drug possession case. In January 2019, Sizemore was charged with possessing heroin and other controlled substances during a traffic stop.

In that case, Sizemore promised to stay out of trouble for a year to avoid jail time.

This week’s arrest is just the latest in a string of legal woes going back decades for Sizemore, who is also known for his roles in Born On The Fourth of July, Natural Born Killers and Pearl Harbour.

In February 2017 he was charged with two counts of domestic abuse for assaulting his girlfriend. He avoided 210 days in jail when he was sentenced to 36 months probation and 30 days of community service.

He was also charged for domestic violence back in 2003, after allegedly beating up this then girlfriend Heidi Fleiss.

In May 2007, while on probation for a previous drug conviction, the actor was arrested at a hotel in Bakersfield, California for possession of methamphetamine,

Sizemore revealed he had battled substance abuse issues since he was 15 years old when he appeared on season three of reality show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew.

In 2016 Sizemore told The Fix he had been sober for three years and lamented that because of his addiction, "I lost ten years of my career, and I can’t get them back. It hurts me when I think about what I could have done with those years."

"I’m having a difficult time forgiving myself for losing that decade from 41 to 51 because those can be the best years for an actor, and I’ll never get them back."

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