Chris Pine, who plays Captain Kirk in the new "Star Trek" movies, has pleaded guilty to drunk driving following an arrest in New Zealand earlier this month and was fined and had his license suspended.Police had said last week that on March 1, a 33-year-old American man was pulled over during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven. He was 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. Court records identified him as Pine.
The actor entered a guilty plea at Ashburton District Court on Monday (Sunday U.S. time), March 17. He was fined $93 New Zealand dollars ($79 in the U.S.) and had his local driver's license suspended for six months, according to the Ashburton Guardian, which added that no fine was imposed "because he had made a sizable donation to charity Cure Kids."
The outlet also said a "large group of local teenage girls" waited for him outside the courtroom, along with reporters, and that Pine signed autographs and told them: ""It's all good guys, it's all going to be okay."
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.