Nicolas Cage’s Son Faces Jail For Drunk Driving, Police Chase

By Keri Blakinger 03/14/17

Police allege that Weston Cage's BAC was double the legal limit after a recent hit-and-run accident.

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Weston Cage, son of Gone in Sixty Seconds actor Nicolas Cage, could be facing up to a year behind bars after he allegedly led police on a chase after a boozy car accident in Los Angeles. 

The 26-year-old "ghost metal" musician was hit with three misdemeanors, including drunk driving and two counts of hit and run, according to TMZ.

The charges stem from a February fender bender, when the celeb’s son reportedly got in a minor wreck and stopped to exchange info with the other driver—but then fled the scene when he thought cops were coming. 

As he sped off, Cage took out a few mailboxes and a street sign before crashing his Camaro into a tree. His blood alcohol was .15, nearly double the legal limit, the gossip site reported.

This isn’t the younger Cage’s first time on the wrong side of the law. Back in 2011, Weston and his then-wife Nikki Williams were arrested on felony domestic violence charges after a wild fight involving a broken bottle and threats to jump off an apartment balcony.

Just a month earlier, Cage was hospitalized after a fight with trainer Kevin Villegas, who said he’d been hired to track Cage down because he was mentally ill and needed help. 

Cage has a 2-year-old son with Danielle Cage, who he married in 2013 after parting ways with Williams.

In 2015, he went public about his struggles with alcohol and spoke about how his infant son had pushed him into sobriety. 

“It got to the point where people thought I was digging my grave,” he told People. At one point, Cage was downing multiple cases of beer, guzzling wine and hard liquor, and popping pills on a daily basis. That hard lifestyle landed him in the hospital in 2012, and he eventually quit alcohol cold turkey.

He credits his son for helping him take that step forward. “He saved my life because as soon as I saw him I didn't want to drink anymore,” he told the Daily Mail at the time. 

“It's been over one year and I have not had a drop of alcohol. It's just not worth it. And I don't miss the hangovers.”

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Keri Blakinger is a former drug user and current reporter living in Texas. She covers breaking news for the Houston Chronicle and previously worked for the New York Daily News and the Ithaca Times. She has written about drugs and criminal justice for the Washington Post, Salon, Quartz and more. She loves dogs and is not impressed by rodeo food. Find Keri on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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