Pulp Fiction writer arrested September 30, 2009 Roger Avery sentenced to one year in prison Oscar-winning writer and filmmaker Roger Avery has been sentenced to one year in prison after pleading guilty to drink-driving in Ventura, California. Avery, who co-wrote Pulp Fiction alongside Tarantino and directed the Bret Easton Ellis movie ‘Rules of Attraction’ was involved in the fatal crash in 2008. He was behind the wheel of the Mercedes, when it crashed into a telephone pole killing a passenger and causing life-threatening injuries to his wife. Ventura County Superior Court Judge Edward Bordie also gave Avary five years’ probation and ordered him to enroll in a DUI education program. Bordie justified the relatively light punishment by stating that the 44-year-old filmmaker had shown remorse and had no criminal background. Avery had also written scripts for Silent Hill and Beowulf.