Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the new "Star Trek" movies, was recently arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in New Zealand, reports say.
Police said in a statement that a 33-year-old American man was pulled on March 1 during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven and charged with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the country's legal limit, which is .08 percent, according to the Associated Press and the local newspaper The Ashburton Guardian. The news was reported on Wednesday, March 12. Police did not disclose the man's name but the AP quoted court officials as saying that is due in court on Monday. Pine has not commented.
The actor, who also recently played Jack Ryan in "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" was in New Zealand filming the movie "Z For Zachariah," which is set for release in 2015.
Blue Pub Methven manager Casey Crawford told the Ashburton Guardian that 70 cast, crew and local volunteers had had a wrap party inside the bar on Feb. 28 that the festivities ended at around 3 a.m. the next morning -- around the same time Pine was pulled over. Crawford said Pine was with his supermodel girlfriend, Iris Bjork Johannesdottir, and that the actor "looked fine" and saw him drinking tap beer.