Nicolas Cage arrested
Nicolas Cage arrested

Nicolas Cage has been arrested in New Orleans after a drunken argument with his wife.

The Oscar-winning actor was taken into custody over the weekend and booked on suspicion of domestic abuse battery, disturbing the peace and public drunkenness.

The 47-year-old was ordered to appear in court on May 31.

New Orleans Police spokesman Garry Flot said in a written statement that the actor was seen arguing with his wife, Alice Kim, in the city's French Quarter.

"(Cage) and his wife were standing in front of a residence that he insisted was the property the couple was renting," Flot said in the statement.

"She disagreed and Cage grabbed her by the upper arm and pulled her to what he believed was the correct address."

Cage then started hitting cars and trying to hail a taxi cab.

"At that point, an officer who had been flagged down by on-lookers drove up on the couple, immediately observed that Cage was heavily intoxicated and ordered him out of the cab, which prompted Cage to start yelling. The officers subsequently took Cage to Central Lock-Up," Flot added.

The couple married in 2004 and have one son together.

The West Australian

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