Because I’m a dum-dum who’s only real knowledge of New Zealand starts and ends with Lord of the Rings, I immediately imagined Chris Pine getting pulled over by Frodo and Samwise in a Hobbit-sized police car and arrested after they smelled Shire beer on his breath.
Regardless of what actually happened, that’s what I’m choosing to believe. But for those of you who want the non-nerd version of what went down with Captain Kirk, here’s whats up. According to Radar, Chris Pine had recently wrapped filming in New Zealand on the film Z for Zachariah and was seen getting buzzed on good-time juice at a local bar till about 2:30am. Then Pine left the bar and was arrested on suspicion of driving drunk, which was confirmed when he blew over the legal limit of .08 percent. Damn Chris, you couldn’t leave your car at the bar and ride a sheep back to your hotel instead?
However – and here’s where the story actually gets better than imagining Frodo Baggins, PD – New Zealand police didn’t identify Chris Pine by name; they only referred to Chris Pine as a ’33-year-old American man’. Which America? There’s a north and a south. But I’m willing to give them a pass, since my dumb ass once referred to the movies I watched growing up as “American movies” (because I have maple syrup instead of blood running through my veins, and apparently a pile of snow where my brain should be).