Starfleet captain arrested for DUI in New Zealand


Chris Pine attends the UK Premiere of "Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" at Vue Leicester Square on January 20, 2014 in London, England. Video by Getty Videos

Starfleet captain arrested for DUI in New Zealand

By Joyce Lupiani. CREATED Mar 13, 2014

Starfleet's newest captain has been busted for flying through a DUI checkpoint in New Zealand.

Actor Chris Pine has been charged with driving under the influence after he blew a .08 on a Breathalyzer, the minimum for being legally drunk in New Zealand.

According to TMZ, the 33-year-old "Star Trek" film star drove through the checkpoint and police officers had to chase him down.

The incident happened March 1. Pine had been partying at a bar with fellow actors and his girlfriend before being stopped. The actor was in the country to film "Z for Zachariah."

The manager of the bar where Pine was reportedly drinking beforehand told a Christchurch newspaper that he did not appear to be intoxicated when he left.

Pine was reportedly his usual charming self during the stop. He has been ordered to appear in court next Monday.

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Joyce Lupiani, who is based in Las Vegas at KTNV-TV Channel 13, is a contributor to