After investigating actor David Arquette’s head-on car collision on Friday in Beverly Hills, California, police have determined that drugs and alcohol were not a factor.
“No alcohol or drugs were involved in the crash whatsoever,” Beverly Hills Police Dept. spokesperson Lt. Tony Lee told People magazine on Monday. “It appears that the accident will be Mr. Arquette’s fault for driving on the wrong side of the roadway.”
Fans of the “Scream 4″ actor were concerned when pictures emerged after the crash of Arquette lying on the ground and bleeding following the accident, but he quickly took to Twitter to post a series of messages — some of which have since been removed — letting his followers know he was OK.
“I got into a car accident but I’m fine,” Arquette tweeted, adding a quip about tiger-blooded fellow actor Charlie Sheen. “Luckily I have dragon’s blood running through my veins. Haha Thank you for all your concern … Remember to wear your seatbelt-wish I was.” Arquette, who recently left rehab, revealed that he also refused to take any pain medication at the hospital, noting, “may the record state — still sober!”
Arquette also addressed the condition of the other driver involved in the crash. “It was a miracle the woman I hit was uninjured — Thank God!” he posted.
According to TMZ, Arquette was driving in West Hollywood, California, when his car veered into oncoming traffic. A photograph posted on the site showed the 39-year-old lying on his back in the grass with his eyes closed and his hands crossed over his chest.
Arquette has had a difficult few months, beginning last October when he and his wife of 11 years, Courteney Cox, announced their plans to separate. Since then, Arquette spent time at a rehabilitation facility to deal with alcohol abuse and “other issues.” He suffered only minor injuries in the crash.