It's not To Die For, but Gus Van Sant's latest deal will do.
The Oscar-nominated director pleaded no contest to DUI charges Friday morning stemming from his Dec. 21 arrest in Portland, Oregon. Van Sant agreed to enter a one-year alcohol diversion program.
Once he completes the court-appointed rehab, which requires participation in an evaluation and education program but involves no jail time or community service, the charges will likely be wiped from his record, according to the Oregon Judicial Department.
By entering the diversion program for driving under the influence of intoxicants (or DUII), Van Sant, who entered his plea in person in Multnomah County Circuit Court, will also avoid having his license suspended.
Police spotted the filmmaker's Porsche stopped at the intersection of West Burnside and Southwest Sixth streets in downtown Portland in the wee hours of the morning on Dec. 21. After approaching the car, the officers observed that Van Sant had bloodshot eyes, was slurring his speech and smelled of alcohol.
Van Sant failed field sobriety tests and then registered a 0.19 percent blood alcohol level, more than twice the state legal limit, on a Breathalyzer, police said.
The Good Will Hunting director, whose next film is the thriller Paranoid Park, originally pleaded not guilty last month to charges of drunk and reckless driving, but apparently the promise of a clean slate was a more appealing option than having to fight the charges in court.