Pine Busted For DUI



Star Trek into DarknessChris Pine was arrested in New Zealand earlier this month for drunk driving.

The actor was in New Zealand filming Z for Zachariah, his latest movie.

Pine was pulled over on March 1 during a routine early-morning check near Methven, a town on South Island.

“He looked like he just wanted to spend time with his partner [Iris Bjork Johannesdottir], said Casey Crawford, bar manager of the Blue Pub Methven. I think she just flew in that day.”

Pine had been attending a wrap party with fellow cast and crew members at the pub. “It was a really good party,” said Crawford. “It was really well controlled. Chris was really good. They were a good crowd, the whole lot of them.”

The bar had transportation for patrons if they needed it, but Pine did not avail himself of the service. “If something happened to him, he probably thought he was fine to drive,” said Crawford. “I thought he was.”

Pine is not the first Trek actor to be popped for DUI; Avery Brooks was caught driving under the influence in 2012.


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