VENTURA, Calif. (AP) -- An Oscar-winning screenwriter of "Pulp Fiction" has pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter and drunken driving for a crash that killed a passenger in his Mercedes.
Roger Avary of Ojai, Calif., entered the pleas Tuesday in a Ventura court. He'll be sentenced next month and remains free on bail.
Authorities say the 43-year-old was intoxicated when his car hit a telephone pole in Ojai on Jan. 13, 2008. The crash injured his wife and killed 34-year-old Andreas Zini, who was visiting from Italy.
Avary has apologized for the accident.
Avary and Quentin Tarantino share the 1995 Academy Award for writing "Pulp Fiction." He also co-wrote the screenplay for the movie "Beowulf."
Information from: Ventura County Star, http://venturacountystar.com
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