UPDATE: Chris Pine Pleads Guilty To DUI Charges
By JACKIE WILLIS
March 16, 2014
UPDATE: Chris Pine plead guilty on Monday in a court in New Zealand to a drunken driving charge, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The 33-year-old actor had his New Zealand driver's license suspended for six months, and was fined $93 dollars, the equivalent to $79 US dollars.
According to police, Pine's blood-alcohol level was 0.11%. The legal limit in New Zealand is 0.08%, the same as it is in the United States.
Pine's lawyer, Marilyn Gilchrist, spoke on behalf of Pine who remained silent during the hearing. Gilchrist argued that Pine admitted that he shouldn't have driven, and that his career and life had already been negatively impacted by the incident.
After sentencing was passed down and Pine walked out of the court house, he stopped to sign autographs for fans that had assembled before being driven away.
Star Trek actor Chris Pine was arrested for drunk driving out of the country.
According to The Hollywood Reporter's local sources, Pine was pulled over in New Zealand after leaving a wrap party for his upcoming sci-fi movie Z for Zachariah. During a routine check on March 1, 2014, the Canterbury police confirmed to THR that a 33-year-old man was pulled over, but due to privacy laws, they will not identify the American male.
The New Zealand Herald spoke with Casey Crawford, manager of the Blue Pub Methven where the wrap party was held, who said he was surprised to hear that Pine reportedly drove himself home since there were designated drivers assigned to the guests. She added that the party ended around 3 a.m. on March 1.
THR's local sources say the Jack Ryan star is due in Ashburton district court on Monday, March 17.
Z for Zachariah also stars 12 Years a Slave's Chiwetel Ejiofor and The Wolf Of Wall Street's Margot Robbie. It's about a 16-year-old girl named Ann Burden who survives a nuclear war in a small American town.