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Matthew Newton arrested, treated after incident outside US bar

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Matthew Newton has been arrested after a confrontation outside a US bar and restaurant.

The Australian actor, who was recently charged with assaulting a Sydney taxi driver and has also previously been accused of attacking ex-girlfriends Brooke Satchwell and Rachael Taylor, was allegedly wrestled to the ground by police after being warned about his 'drunken' behaviour over the weekend.

The manager of Mr Moe's Restaurant and Bar in Miami told The Age: "He was a belligerent drunk and the cops asked him to leave several times. Police asked him politely to leave and in the end they tackled him.

"He was p*ssed off and saying to the cops that they were being prejudicial to Australians." He also said that Newton's friends had tried to convince him to leave the premises.

Miami-Dade County Corrections has confirmed that Newton has been charged with trespassing on property and resisting a police officer and was released on bail. In his mugshot photograph, Newton was sporting a bruise above his right eye.

The star's lawyer Chris Murphy revealed on Twitter that Newton has been ''charged and released for returning to seating area after being warned to leave", adding: "Non-violent resist alleged."

He also said that Newton would ''attend arranged appointments with medical experts'' and is currently "being cared for by a health professional".

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