January 6, 2013
Brolin fined for public intoxication

Josh Brolin was arrested on Jan. 1, 2013 for public intoxication but did not receive a citation for the arrest and did not face any charges. In Dec. 2004, Brolin was arrested with domestic battery after a fight with wife Diane Lane. (Police handout)

Actor Josh Brolin was fined $250 following his New Year's Day arrest for public intoxication.

The No Country For Old Men star was taken into custody on the streets of Santa Monica, California after partying a little too hard with friends late on Tuesday.

He was booked for the misdemeanour charge but managed to escape further prosecution by agreeing to hand over the cash payment, according to Britain's Daily Mail newspaper.

The incident isn't Brolin's first brush with the law - he previously landed himself in jail after becoming embroiled in a bar brawl in Shreveport, Louisiana in 2008 after enjoying a few drinks with crew members working on his film W. The actor and his co-star Jeffrey Wright were arrested and charged with interfering with police business following the altercation at the Stray Cat bar, but the case was later dropped.