Screenwriter Roger Avary, who co-wrote the Oscar-winning screenplay for Pulp Fiction, was back in prison this weekend after enjoying some freedom via a work-furlough program.
Avary, who had been in trouble with the law over a 2008 drunk-driving crash that killed a passenger, had been tweeting about his work-furlough stint last month, a fact revealed by the Los Angeles Times recently. The 44-year-old made his tweets private after the story, but not before he got in some kind of hot water that put him behind bars.
Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Ross Bonfiglio told Associated Press that Avary was not being punished for tweeting, that he was instead being put back behind bars over “security issues.”
Avary was sentenced to 17 months in jail after he pleaded guilty to vehicular manslaughter, a charge arising from the drunk-driving case that also injured his wife. He sidestepped jail time by going for the work-furlough deal, which allowed him some freedom during the day while he had to stay at a furlough facility on nights and weekends.