Chris Pine charged with drunk driving in New Zealand

By admin
13 March 2014

Chris Pine will appear in court in New Zealand next week after being charged with drunk driving earlier this month.

Chris Pine has been charged with drunk driving. The Star Trek actor was stopped by police in a "routine operation" in Methven, Canterbury, New Zealand, on March 1 and was arrested after allegedly being found to be over the alcohol limit. He will appear in Ashburton district court on 17 March and local police said no further information will be released about the case yet because the matter is before the courts.

'I only ever saw him drinking tap beer’

The 33-year-old star was in the country filming Z for Zachariah and had reportedly been out celebrating the end of the shoot the night before he was arrested.

Blue Pub Methven manager Casey Crawford said around 70 cast and crew members, and local volunteers had hired the nightspot on February 28, with the party ending around 3am on March 1, the morning the actor was arrested.

Mr. Crawford told the New Zealand Herald newspaper: "Chris Pine arrived here and had his supermodel girlfriend [Iris Bjork Johannesdottir] with him and he spent most of his time with her, she flew in that day someone told me. You can see the photos behind the bar with our staff and he looked fine, I only ever saw him drinking tap beer and his partner she was just drinking sav wine.''

He also said the cast and crew were "subdued" during the evening, and there were designated drivers appointed, so he was surprised Chris took the decision to get behind the wheel.

-Bang Showbiz

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