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'Pulp Fiction' writer Roger Avary arrested

January 13, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Roger Avary, the Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Pulp Fiction" has been arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and driving under the influence.Avary was behind the wheel in a single-car crash early Sunday morning in Ventura County.

His wife was thrown from the car. She was hospitalized and is in stable condition. Another passenger, Andreas Zini, 34, of Italy, was killed.

Avary recently co-wrote the epic film "Beowulf."

He was booked on suspicion of manslaughter and DUI but later released on $50,000 bail.