Chris Pine pleads guilty to DUI charge in New Zealand

By Bekah Penner ,

Actor Chris Pine has pleaded guilty to a drunk driving charge after his arrest on Wednesday in Methven, New Zealand. As a result, Pine’s license was suspended for six months and he was fined $79 in reparation.

Throughout the court appearance, Pine stood by his lawyer, Marilyn Gilchrist, who put in the guilty plea, reports Stuff.co.nz.

Gilchrist asked that Pine be discharged without conviction, as he understood what he did was wrong but was also not pulled over due to his driving. Judge Johanna Maze sided with Gilchrist, calling Pine “entirely remorseful” and acknowledging that he made a sizeable donation to charity, reports AceShowBiz.

Before leaving the courtroom, the Star Trek actor hugged Gilchrist. After the appearance, Pine signed autographs to fans and asked they be “cool.”

After being pulled over early in the morning at a routine checkpoint, Pine’s blood alcohol content was found to be at 0.11, while the legal limit is 0.08 as previously reported. Pine had been celebrating the wrap of his new film, Z for Zachariah with 80 crewmembers prior to being pulled over. He told the cops that he had drank four vodkas at the party.

image: By Eva RinaldiUploaded by MyCanon (Chris Pine) [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons

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