Actor Josh Brolin was arrested New Year’s Day for public intoxication in Santa Monica, Calif. He was released four hours after being booked on $250 bail.

"This was a booking only to hold him until he sobered up," said Santa Monica Police Sgt. Richard Lewis, according to ABC News. "We do not normally file any charges on persons for simple intoxication."

This is not the first time that Brolin has been taken into police custody. His wife, actress Diane Lane, had him arrested in 2004 for battery. And, four years ago, he was arrested in Louisiana for engaging in a bar fight. Charges were dropped in both instances.

Brolin, 44, is the son of actor James Brolin and stepson to singer/actress Barbra Streisand. Best known for roles in True Grit and No Country for Old Men, he’ll soon be seen in the crime drama Gangster Squad alongside Ryan Gosling, Nick Nolte, Emma Stone and Sean Penn.

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