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Oscar-Winning Cinematographer of 'The Aviator' and 'Hugo' Arrested For Allegedly Driving Drunk

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Robert Richardson, a cinematographer who won Oscars for his work on films with Martin Scorcese and Oliver Stone, was arrested last night on suspicion of driving drunk.

LAPD pulled over Richardson around 9:25 pm last for a traffic violation, according to TMZ.

Police officers said that they smelled alcohol on his breath, and that he miserably failed field sobriety tests. A breathalyzer measured his blood alcohol content at double the legal limit of .08 percent. Richardson spent the night in jail and was released this morning.

Richardson won Oscars for his work on "The Aviator," "Hugo" and "JFK."