'Scarface' actor Steven Bauer arrested for driving with suspended license

11:57 AM, Dec 18, 2012   |    comments
Police say Bauer, whose real last name is Echevarria, made an improper turn.
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MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Actor Steven Bauer, best known for his role as Manny Ribera in the 1983 film "Scarface", has been arrested in South Florida.

According to the Miami Dade Corrections website, the actor was booked into the Pre-Trial Detention Center on Tuesday at 4:00 a.m.  He was booked under his birth name Steven Ernest Echevarria with remarks listed as DWLS which means Driving While License Suspended.

According to the arrest affidavit, Echevarria made an improper turn and a computer check of the driver revealed he had a bench warrant out for Driving While License Suspended.

Bond was set at $500.

Bauer is a Cuban-American actor, known not only for his role in Scarface but also for his role on the bilingual PBS show ¿Qué Pasa, USA? He played the teenage son of a Cuban exile family in Miami, from 1977 to 1979.

Bauer has also been married three times, his first marriage was to actress Melanie Griffith in the early 80s.

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