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'Star Trek' actor Chris Pine admits guilt to a DUI charge in New Zealand

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According to USA Today on March 16, actor Chris Pine plead guilty to charges of a DUI in New Zealand. Pine, who is well known for his role in the newer "Star Trek" films, was fined $93 New Zealand dollars for the incident which is equivalent to $79 in US currency.

The consequences lead to Pine having his licence suspended for six months as well and the incident occurred when he was pulled over on March 1 during a celebratory party marking the end of his film "Z for Zachariah". The film is scheduled for release next year and Pine did admit to Wellington authorities he had four glasses of Vodka. Though he will not be able to drive for a few months, there is nothing in the law books stating where he would be forbidden to pilot a starship.

Pine's blood alcohol content was measured at 0.11 percent which had exceeded the legal limit of .08 percent. The "Star Trek" actor stood in silence at the courthouse in Ashburton where he had allowed his lawyers to enter the plea.



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