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'Star Trek' actor Avery Brooks charged w/ DUI

February 2, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
An actor on the "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine" TV series was charged with driving under the influence in Connecticut.

Avery Brooks is scheduled to be arraigned in state court in Norwalk next week for his arrest last weekend in Wilton, a suburb about 50 miles northeast of Manhattan.

Brooks played Capt. Benjamin Sisko on the 1990s "Star Trek" series and had the role of Hawk on "Spenser: For Hire" in the 1980s.

Authorities say they pulled over the 63-year-old actor at about 10 p.m. on Sunday after receiving a complaint about his driving.

He is due in court Feb. 9.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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