Date: 29th October 2002

Nolte's drug driving plea delayed

A judge in California has postponed actor Nick Nolte's plea on charges of driving under the influence of drugs to allow the defence to test blood samples.
The 61-year-old star was stopped after police allegedly spotted him swerving across the road into the path of oncoming traffic.

He has been charged with two misdemeanour offences of driving under the influence of gamma hydroxybutyrate, otherwise known as date rape drug GHB.

Mr Nolte, who was not at the hearing, has been told by Judge Lawrence Mira he can remain free if he abstains from alcohol, agrees to random drug testing and does not drive.

His arraignment hearing has been reset for 5 December.

Source: Press Release