Chris Pine of Star Trek has been arrested for a possible DUI. Read on for the facts as well as statements from an eye witness.
1. Pine Was Allegedly Arrested in New Zealand
Earlier this month, Chris Pine was reportedly arrested on suspicion of DUI. Radar Online reports:
Authorities (who didn’t identify Pine by name) confirmed that an American man, 33, was taken into custody March 1 after his blood-alcohol levels tested over New Zealand’s legal limit of .08 percent.
Pine was reportedly stopped on a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven, according to Huffington Post.
2. He Was Filming a Movie at the Time
Chris Pine had been filming the movie Z for Zachariah in New Zealand, which also stars Margot Robbie and Chiwetel Ejiofor. The Hollywood Reporter describes the plot of the film:
The film is about a sixteen-year-old girl who survives a nuclear war in a small American town. It’s due out in 2015.
3. The Bar Manager Where Pine Was Supposedly Drinking Has Given a Report
Apparently, Pine was having a good time at a local bar and didn’t appear to be drunk, according to Casey Crawford. Radar Online writes that Pine was at the bar with his girlfriend and was very sweet to fans.
He was with gal pal Iris Bjork Johannesdottir as he celebrated wrapping up filming Feb. 28 at a watering hole in Methven called the Blue Pub, bar manager named Casey Crawford told New Zealand newspaper The Press. Crawford said the star, who left the establishment at 2:30 a.m., didn’t look to be under the influence and was gregarious to fans looking to get a picture with him.
Bar manager Crawford stated:
Chris was really good. He looked like he just wanted to spend time with his partner.
Also, the bar allegedly offered Pine and Bjork a ride home, as reported by the Huffington Post.
4. His Court Date Is Coming Up
Reportedly, Pine is set to be seen before a judge at Ashburton District Court on Monday, March 17, 2014.
5. Pine Had Just Wanted to Spend Time With His Girlfriend
Apparently, Crawford, the manager of the bar where Pine and Bjork were seen, told The Herald that Pine appeared to simply want to spend time with his girlfriend that night.
Chris Pine arrived here and had his girlfriend [Iris Bjork Johannesdottir] with him and he spent most of his time with her — she flew in that day someone told me.
This was reported by The Hollywood Reporter.