The only thing that could make this story better is the release of the audio of the arrest. Here is the deputy dismissing what Mel Gibson said at the request of his superiors.
"That stuff is booze talking," the deputy said. "There's two things that booze does. It amplifies your basic personality. If you are a laid-back kind of person, just an easygoing kind of person, booze is going to amplify that and you'll be just sitting around going how it's a wonderful day.
"But, if you are a high-strung person, it's going to amplify that, and all the bad things are going to come out."
It's great because he starts out saying what he was told to say, but what he means leaks out in the end.