LOS ANGELES – Mel Gibson has met terms of his no-contest plea to misdemeanor drunken driving after his notorious 2006 arrest in which he made derogatory comments about Jews, a judge found Wednesday.
Gibson will remain on probation for about 18 more months, but won't have report at Superior Court again after Judge Lawrence Mira approved his progress.
"Assuming there is no violation on the terms of the probation, it will be finished at the end of 36 months," Deputy District Attorney Gina Satriano said outside court.
After his no-contest plea, Gibson was sentenced to three years of probation, paid about $1,600 in fines and had to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and other meetings.
Satriano said Gibson attended five AA meetings every week for nearly five months and three per week for seven months. He also completed a 90-day program for drunken-driving offenders that included individual and group counseling, Satriano said.
She said Gibson has also volunteered to make a public service announcement.
Gibson has repeatedly apologized for making the derogatory comments about Jews to the sheriff's deputy who arrested him.