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Actor Chris Pine admits New Zealand drink driving charge

Published on Mar 17, 2014 9:55 AM
Actor Chris Pine poses for pictures upon arrival to attend the European premier of Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit in central London on Jan 20, 2014. -- FILE PHOTO: AFP

WELLINGTON (AFP) - Star Trek actor Chris Pine pleaded guilty on Monday to drink driving in New Zealand and had his licence suspended for six months, reports said.

Pine, 33, was charged after he failed a breath test this month in the South Island town of Methven, where he had been attending a party after completing the science fiction film Z for Zachariah, New Zealand Newswire reported.

Judge Joanna Maze denied an application from the American's lawyers to discharge him without conviction, saying she was "obliged to treat offenders alike".

She suspended Pine's New Zealand driver's licence for six months and fined him NZ$93 (S$100), Fairfax New Zealand reported.

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