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August 27, 1996 | From a Times Staff Writer
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent was hospitalized with a broken neck Monday after rear-ending his girlfriend's Cadillac and hitting a traffic signal, authorities said. Sheriff's officials said Vincent, 52, was following his girlfriend, 28-year-old Nicole Wallace, to her mother's house at Lake Mission Viejo when his 1988 Mazda rear-ended her 1985 Cadillac. Vincent then spun out of control and struck a traffic signal.
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October 11, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Jan Michael Vincent, who was once one of the highest-paid stars on television, is now serving time at the Culver City Police Department--as a janitor. The only inmate to do his time by swabbing up, Vincent is performing the menial tasks to trim about a month from his sentence for several alcohol-related convictions.
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August 27, 1996 | LEE ROMNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent was hospitalized with a broken neck in South County on Monday after accidentally rear-ending his girlfriend's Cadillac and hitting a traffic signal, sheriff's officials said. Vincent, 52, was following his girlfriend, 28-year-old Nicole Wallace, to her mother's house near Lake Mission Viejo at 4:30 p.m. when his 1988 Mazda crashed into the back of her 1985 Cadillac as she slowed to make a turn, Sheriff's Lt. Lynn Nehring said.
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September 22, 2000 | DAVID HALDANE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent was sentenced Thursday to 60 days in Orange County Jail after admitting that he violated his probation four times in the past eight months. Vincent, 56, has been on probation since 1996 for several convictions involving public drunkenness and driving under the influence. One of the cases stemmed from a 1996 accident in Cota de Caza, where Vincent then lived, that left him with a broken neck.
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October 11, 1986 | From United Press International
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, who has been in and out of courtrooms for several years, was acquitted Friday in Santa Monica Superior Court of felony battery for allegedly punching a female acquaintance in the face. A jury found Vincent, 41, the star of the canceled CBS-TV series "Airwolf," innocent on its third day of deliberations. After the verdict, jurors surrounded the ecstatic Vincent, tears running down his face, outside the courtroom and asked for autographs.
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July 17, 1986
A Malibu Municipal Court commissioner Wednesday granted actor Jan-Michael Vincent a 120-day stay on a jail sentence for a parole violation and ordered him to use the time attending an alcoholism treatment program. Commissioner Richard L. Brand ordered Vincent, 41, the star of the canceled television series "Airwolf," to continue counseling sessions begun about two weeks ago at Alternative Action Programs in West Los Angeles.
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June 1, 1986 | Reuters
Television actor Jan-Michael Vincent was sentenced Friday to 30 days in jail for violating probation on a previous drunk-driving conviction by driving a car less than six hours after consuming alcohol. Malibu Municipal Court Commissioner Richard Brand handed down the sentence against the 41-year-old star of the CBS television series "Airwolf," but agreed to delay the start of the term until June 25 so Vincent can select the city jail in which he would like to serve his time, prosecutors said.
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April 15, 1988 | MICHAEL CONNELLY, Times Staff Writer
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent was arrested on suspicion of illegal drug possession after a routine traffic stop in Agoura Hills, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department said Thursday. Deputies said 15 amphetamine tablets were found in Vincent's briefcase when the Mercedes-Benz in which he was a passenger was stopped at 8 p.m. Wednesday on Thousand Oaks Boulevard. The car was stopped for having expired license plates and tinted windows, Sgt. Kevin Mauch said.
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August 27, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Orange County Fire Authority that he has lost acting jobs because paramedics treating him after a drunk-driving crash damaged his vocal cords. On Aug. 26, 1996, Vincent rear-ended his girlfriend's Cadillac in Mission Viejo and careened into a pole. He was treated at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center for a broken neck and other injuries, and investigators found he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.
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September 24, 1996 | DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three misdemeanor charges have been filed against actor Jan-Michael Vincent in connection with an alleged drunk driving accident in Mission Viejo, a spokesman from the Orange County district attorney's office said Monday. The actor, hospitalized with a broken neck and other injuries after his car rammed his girlfriend's Cadillac on Aug. 26, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18%, more than twice the legal limit of 0.08%, authorities said.
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July 12, 2000 | TAMI MIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent was briefly handcuffed and taken into custody Tuesday morning, then posted bail to await a Sept. 14 trial on alleged probation violations stemming from a January arrest for public drunkenness. The former star of the 1980s television show "Airwolf" appeared at the South Justice Center in Laguna Niguel before Superior Court Judge Gail Andler just four days before his 56th birthday after he failed to show up for a regularly scheduled hearing last month.
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December 30, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the blue-eyed bad-boy star of the 1978 cult surfing movie "Big Wednesday" and numerous other films and made-for-TV movies, will have a new role Friday as grand marshal of the city's New Year's Eve party at Van Nuys Airport. Vincent, 54, was once the most highly paid actor in television, earning $250,000 a week for his lead role in the popular CBS television series "Airwolf" in the 1980s. But despite his professional success, his personal life foundered.
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December 30, 1999 | HILARY E. MacGREGOR, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent, the blue-eyed bad-boy star of the 1978 cult surfing movie "Big Wednesday" and numerous films and TV movies, will have a new role Friday as grand marshal of the city's New Year's Eve party at Van Nuys Airport. Vincent, 54, was once one of the most highly paid actors in television, earning $250,000 a week for his lead role in the CBS series "Airwolf" in the 1980s. But despite his professional success, his personal life foundered.
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September 23, 1999 | Andrew Glazer, (949) 574-4204
Actor and former Coto de Caza resident Jan-Michael Vincent pleaded guilty to three counts of public drunkenness and received an $800 fine at a hearing at Superior Court on Wednesday. Vincent, who starred in several hit movies in the 1970s and in the 1980s helicopter-action-television program "Airwolf," was arrested and charged with three counts of public drunkenness in Coto de Caza and Lake Forest in March. Judge Ronald P.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 28, 1998 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jan-Michael Vincent has a cameo in the current, critically acclaimed movie "Buffalo 66." He's filming a leading role in another independent film, and not long ago, he had a guest spot opposite Don Johnson on TV's "Nash Bridges." Is this a comeback? It's no news that the actor, who lives in Coto de Caza, has a lot to come back from.
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August 27, 1997 | STEVE CARNEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent claims in a lawsuit filed Tuesday against the Orange County Fire Authority that he has lost acting jobs because paramedics treating him after a drunk-driving crash damaged his vocal cords. On Aug. 26, 1996, Vincent rear-ended his girlfriend's Cadillac in Mission Viejo and careened into a pole. He was treated at Mission Hospital Regional Medical Center for a broken neck and other injuries, and investigators found he had a blood-alcohol level of 0.
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October 11, 2000 | GINA PICCALO, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Actor Jan Michael Vincent, who was once one of the highest-paid stars on television, is now serving time at the Culver City Police Department--as a janitor. The only inmate to do his time by swabbing up, Vincent is performing the menial tasks to trim about a month from his sentence for several alcohol-related convictions.
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August 28, 1996 | THAO HUA and DAVID REYES, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Traffic investigators said Tuesday that actor Jan-Michael Vincent, whose driver's license was suspended because of an alcohol-related accident two years ago, may have been intoxicated when his car rammed into his girlfriend's vehicle here Monday. Investigators wouldn't disclose why they suspect Vincent, 51, best-known for his leading role in television series "Airwolf," of drunk driving, or say how fast he was driving in the accident that left him hospitalized with a broken neck.
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March 21, 1997 | From Times wire services
Actor Jan-Michael Vincent pleaded guilty Thursday to misdemeanor drunk driving and driving with a suspended license stemming from an Aug. 26 accident in Mission Viejo in which he suffered a broken neck. Vincent, 52, who had pleaded not guilty to the same charges two months ago, had a blood-alcohol level of 0.18 at the time of the accident, authorities said. Vincent was driving a 1988 Mazda when it rear-ended a car driven by his 28-year-old girlfriend, Nicole Michelle Wallace.
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