Mel Gibson crashes Maserati in Malibu, DUI not suspected

TMZ is reporting that Mel Gibson crashed his 2008 Maserati last night in Malibu, but the embattled actor doesn’t appear to have been drinking and driving before the accident.

Loose-lipped “law enforcement sources” leaked the info to the gossip blog, saying Gibson’s car drifted before hitting a rocky spot on Malibu Canyon Road:

“Gibson told officers in the field he did not know how the car drifted out of the lane and into the hillside.” (CHP Officer Leland) Tang said his officers followed up by asking Gibson if he was on a cell phone and he said no. Tang adds officers also asked Gibson if he had dozed off “but he did not give a firm ‘yes’ or ‘no’.” Gibson just repeated several times, “I don’t know how the car left the roadway.”

A bit after the original post went up, TMZ took pains to address the “unknown reasons.” Officer Tang (who incidentally sounds like a porn character) followed up saying that the information was not meant to insinuate that Gibson was at fault in any way, that no citations were issued and no charges were being considered in the matter.