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'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine arrested for DUI in New Zealand

March 12, 2014 12:00:00 AM PDT
"Star Trek" actor Chris Pine was charged with drunken driving in New Zealand and is expected to make his first court appearance next Monday, court officials said Wednesday.

The Hollywood actor, best known for playing Captain Kirk in the rebooted "Star Trek" film franchise, was charged March 1 for driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit, which is .08 percent in New Zealand, police said.

New Zealand police did not name the man, but said he was stopped during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven.

Pine's agent and publicist could not be reached immediately Wednesday for comment.

The 33-year-old actor has been in New Zealand filming the movie "Z for Zachariah," expected to be released next year.

The Associated Press contributed to this report