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Chris Pine Attends Court Appearance for DUI Arrest in New Zealand (Photos)

Chris Pine Attends Court Appearance for DUI Arrest in New Zealand (Photos)

Chris Pine leaves the Ashburton District Court to a mob scene of fans and onlookers on Monday (March 17) in Ashburton, New Zealand.

The 33-year-old actor was arrested for driving under the influence in the early hours of March 1 after attending a wrap party at a bar for his upcoming film Z for Zachariah.

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Chris pleaded guilty to the charge, and was fined $93 New Zealand dollars (which is $79 dollars in America). Chris‘ New Zealand driver’s license was also suspended for six months, according to the New Zealand Herald.

At the courthouse, Chris signed autographs for fans as he made his way back to his car.

15+ pictures inside of Chris Pine leaving the Ashburton District Court after being arrested earlier this month…

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  • Alaia

    Seriously, he signed autographs?

  • Jane

    Hardly a “mob scene” JJ and his BAC was .13!!
    How did he not know he was drunk?

  • Beards are soo….handy?

    “Fans outside court took photographs of Pine and one reached out to stroke his beard as he came out of the court.”
    LOL I didn’t know Iris was in court!! (just kidding!)

  • Lynn

    I thought he was in the US and his people were being sent to deal with the court day? Or that’s what the wise conspiracy theorist here told me? You know, the ones that go on and on about his girlfriend and so on…

  • Pinenut wisdom

    When asked whether it mattered that he was in court for a bad thing, she said: “No, he’s really nice, so it’s okay.”
    Uh, so if he was “not nice” then it becomes a bad thing??

  • Julia

    Ashburton District Court is in Ashburton, not in Christchurch. Ashburton is a separate town!

  • Zee

    @Lynn:

    That’s “Icelandic” girlfriend, not just an ordinary girlfriend. Don’t let all of that PR work go to waste.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkSOOiMDGiY Living in a box

    In his head, “I’m still famous!”. Always remember drink and drive is never cool.

  • moi guess

    Go back and read my comments again. Especially #85. CP can attend court if he wants to. No one is going to prevent him from doing that. Then there is the possibility that it was compulsory for him to attend as his BAC was so high. No one knew what his BAC was till now. His fans kinda fostered the idea it was just marginally above and he wasn’t really drunk!

  • moi guess

    #9 was for Lynn

  • Lynn

    @Zee: my bad! It’s hard to keep track.

    I bet this is somehow a publicity stunt to make him seem straight and hide the fact that he is so far in the closet he’s in Narnia and in a relationship with Zachary Quinto, who also has a fake boyfriend. Right?

  • LOLZ

    @Lynn:
    Wow! you have the weirdest conspiracy theories!!
    “Narnia” hm? that’s interesting….

  • AWKATE

    Now he’s a superstar !

  • Rhea

    I doubt it will affect him much in the long run. Many other celebrities have had DUI in their careers and their image hasn’t suffered.

    If anything ends up killing his career is the awful career choices he’s made picking up his movie roles. I really wonder if he is just terrible at picking roles or if he just isn’t getting offered any good roles.

    Most other actors that he’s compared to have either worked with really good directors or have been in a good number of movies that do well at the box office, yet most of his efforts outside of Star Trek have flopped at the box office and with critics. Which is too bad because I think he has a lot of potential…

  • Hey Lynn

    Got it in one! rofl

  • red

    We only had been told his limit was just over becouse it had yet to come to court and anything said may affect the case it does not matter now its over he has payed his doos and that should be it and as for his career he has same good movies coming out and then another star trek the roll of a life time will come his way one day iam sure of it as for the gay romores it is really getting old like come on you people need to get of that horse a long time ago if he where guy i think it would of being made public by now like think about it and i think people like you guys have named every actor celeb and who ever else gay so it is getting very old come up with samething else that is not ture

  • ??!!

    Didn’t someone from the set tweet (2/28) that Chris had “Just cut all his hair off in a rad do”? Another lie? wtf srsly?

  • Lynn

    @Hey Lynn: YAY! It ain’t easy keeping up with the tinhatters here. It’s like a more hostile version of Tumblr.

  • Hey Lynn

    Yeah but you are here hon, so you must love us better? :))))

  • lil’ bird

    @??!!:
    Ever since our Piney gotta that new rad hair cut? no one seen it. Piney always wear a cap! Why?
    Answer: Because there weren’t no new hair cut!

  • hmmm

    Apparently Pine kept calm during the proceedings his fans say…..
    Why did they expect something like this:
    http://ssk-analogmedium.tumblr.com/post/42979840483/314-whom-gods-destroy-01-09-by-mr-scradam

  • hmmm

    uh, it should read “Why? did they expect something like this”

  • Lynn

    @Hey Lynn: Of course. Why do you think I keep coming? It’s very entertaining!

    Much better to read conspiracy theories about celebrities’ sex lives than those nuts tinhatting about how vaccines are evil and someone’s trying to steal their guns.

    In 2009 I probably would have been like some Pinenuts, whining about people being mean to Chris and so on, but now it’s just entertaining. It’s weird being defensive over someone you don’t know. Also, he deserves any criticism he’s gotten for driving under the influence. I have no intention to defend someone, even if I like them, when they put other people’s lives at risk while doing something to careless. Period.

  • red

    @hmmm: i just looked at that and that is soooo funny and people just think up cazey things for celebs i dont see him like what other people put him as and untill i see that for myself i will always like him for the person he is but seriously very funny got anymore

  • Zee

    @Lynn:

    Fake boyfriend? Have you seen ZQ’s boyfriend? Why would anything be fake when someone looks like Miles?

  • Lynn

    @Zee: Don’t ask me, I’m just following what has been said here before! It didn’t even enter my mind that openly gay celebrities had beards, too, but apparently they do to cover up the fact that they are dating their closeted co-stars. Apparently Jonathan Groff was also a beard too.

    Chris Pine is obviously closeted and all of his girlfriends have been beards and they are all attention whores that use him to get more famous. Nevermind the fact that Chris is hardly an A-lister himself (as much as I love him, lets get real.. he is hardly a household name and most people, if they know him at all, only know him as Captain Kirk.

    It’s all like straight out of one of those “wordplay as foreplay” fan fic stories.

  • Zee

    @Lynn:

    Until we get pictures of the fact, lets just call the stories unsubstantiated rumors.

  • Lynn

    @Zee: True. Lets see if the supposed bromance survives after the promos for the last Star Trek movie.

    I’m surprised I haven’t been attacked for being a PR shrill yet.

  • Zee

    Just because you sound like one, it doesn’t mean you are. Who knows?

  • Lynn

    @Zee: Yeah, apparently anyone that doesn’t buy the fan fiction being spewed in the comments here at JJ is a PR shrill.

    Which is hilarious because manufactured bromances like Pinto are created by publicists in the same rooms that bearding contracts, like the ones both Pine and Quinto supposedly have, are signed.

  • Zee

    Reporter’s attempt at humor. Smh. I wish they would leave the franchise out of it.

    http://guardianlv.com/2014/03/chris-pine-beam-me-up-scotty-i-lost-my-license/

  • Viscount Tiberius

    .”…….perhaps Spock would be the logical choice.”
    But Spock is partying in Germany… so he sayz! If I post a pic of a famous Berlin landmark am I in Berlin too? Lolz
    uh oh Spock forgot to tweet the last 4 days!

  • Manuka

    Every interview Chris Pine gives refers to him as Capt Kirk. So now they make fun of him. Works both ways.

  • Tyla

    Hahaha!! He signed autographs here?? He NEVER wants to sign autographs for fans. He usually snubs them! What a shmuck.

  • Manuka

    @Tyla:
    That’s not true. He does sign for fans. Sometimes he a bit shy. In a few days everyone will forget this.

  • Teepi

    You’d have though his gf Iris would have been there to support him at his court appearance, they’ve been together a few months now. Anyway, can’t understand what he sees in a 23 yr old, she can’t be on his intellectual level but maybe he likes it that way? Hope Chris has learned his lesson and won’t make the same mistake again. Bet he got a ticking off from his parents, they seem like a very close family. Looking forward to seeing Chris in his upcoming films & thought he was very good in Jack Ryan. He did the franchise no disservice.

  • red

    B@Teepi: agree they look like they love there son very much he is their baby the youngest and this would of been very upsetting for them they could of lost their son or seen him go though manslator charges he would of got a big talking to and he will cop it when he goes back to filming star trek esp from carl urban

  • Manuka

    tbh I think CP is a good actor. He has unfortunately not got any parts that made him really stand out. ST film are ok from a general public’s view but JR was just boring, in that there was nothing new in that film. I think Ryan Gosling got really famous after “The Notebook” and DiCaprio after “Titanic” so I wonder if an actor has to have this type of romantic tearjerker to make it in HW? LOL But then there are others who have made it because they are really good actors and they have been in good films. I hope he gets something good down the line….
    About his personal life? It’s a ridiculous circus! I personally think he’s gay. Can he come out? Not if he wants to make in in HW. Specially with films depending on foreign markets like the Middle East and Asia. But that doesn’t mean I have to like everything he does or pretend to like his awful beards!
    Yeah you are right about Iris. She didn’t stop him driving and didn’t appear in court either. She was too busy promoting herself as the Icelandic beauty queen! But I’m glad she didn’t make it to the hearing. I would have lost a lot of respect for him if he had made that a circus to get his beard publicity.

  • Zee

    For such a controlling person, Chris seems to have little control over his fame whoring girlfriends.

    Some guy on twitter commented that Chris has been going downhill since 2009. That burns a bit. I don’t expect him to be on the straight and narrow path all of the time, but I think he’s better off than some of the actors in Hollywood.

  • Jane

    He never had any control over his girlfriend’s twitter. From Munn to IBJ! You would have thought after Munn he would have been careful. but no, his so called gfs happily tweet while he keeps on saying how private he is! Of late the gfs have appeared whenever he has a movie to promote!!
    Not sure whether he has been going downhill since 2009. He has been in some good movies like Unstoppable, STID, JR, Into the Woods (not sure how good that would be) and Z for Zachariah which sounds interesting, But his online love affair with fans seem to have died…don’t think it’s about his movie choices but more about his S!kanky gfs.

  • http://JustJared Teepi

    @red
    Yes he will cop it from Carl Urban, they seem close buddies, Chris said in one article “I bloody love that guy”! Also think the rest of the crew will do a lot of leg pulling, especially Simon Pegg. Chris’s parents must be so relieved he didn’t hurt anyone or himself while driving over the limit. One interesting thing, Chris said in an interview his mum was a psychotherapist, then in an article I read, Chris said he sees a shrink and has therapy – for what I don’t know. Here in the UK there’s still a lot of stigma attached to having therapy, you don’t hear people admitting it – in the States it seems more acceptable.

  • oh man!

    Comment #134 (previous thread)
    “Chris Pine was arrested on Mar1. The news was leaked on Mar12. They had 12 days to apply for name suppression. Why didn’t they? If someone “leaked” the news, why did that person wait 12 days? And when it was leaked, why did it come with PR spin to make Chris Pine look good?
    My theory? It was deliberately leaked by Pine’s PR to hit as many sites as possible so that his lawyer could use it as mitigation against conviction. They would have known what his BAC was, and know it was serious.”

  • http://JustJared Teepi

    @Manuka
    After the first Star Trek came out, someone commented on the net that Chris was bisexual. I think they worked in the industry. Not sure what to believe – I did think he might be gay but he’s had long relationships with a few women so maybe he’s straight or bi. Yes, if he is gay then the studios won’t want him to come out and he’ll have to play the game of pretend. I don’t have a problem with him being gay (if he is) I have a couple of gay friends and they are good people but I know in the States it’s less tolerated. The HW industry is not really “gay friendly” that’s why there are so many closeted A-listers, but they get paid oodles of dollars and have a fantastic lifestyle so I guess the bearding routine is worth it. Anyhow, whether Chris is gay, bi,. straight whatever, I’ll always be a fan – unless he does something really really bad, like murdering his present gf (bad joke).

  • curious

    @Teepi:
    Who are the women he has had long relationships with? Please don’t say Dominique Piek. She lived in NYC and that “relationship” was just off.
    For people who “get paid oodles of dollars and have a fantastic lifestyle” why is there so much substance abuse and so many young deaths of famous people?

  • Manuka

    @Teepi:
    I’m not sure if Chris is bi but if I had to choose I’d say gay. I don’t know of any women he has relationships with that ring true. Dominique Piek as pointed out knew him for a long time but they lived apart. He said he was private and didn’t discuss his private life while she tweeted about the same. He didn’t stop her. Why? He also took her on the red carpet and then tried to back track on it saying he accidentally got on the red carpet or something. It’s all very strange. It doesn’t matter to me if he’s gay either but the lies are distracting. Murdering the present gf? not a bad idea! (another bad joke!)

  • Jane

    @oh man!:
    The bad publicity will be gone in a few days, not a conviction. He’ll have problems entering Canada where a lot of movies are done. Will his people appeal to get the conviction removed?

  • red

    Jane ive just read up and same good news this might not have to affect him in the long run he can have the conviction removed not completely but to the point where only the police and the courts can see it but he has to serve out the sentance and same time must pastby but it all depends new zealand may not allow it but i do recken that canada will be hard but not impossoble there main concern would be is he a danget to people so since he is not a hell razer and he is in the public eye it might not be so hard dont know have to wait and see if he has any movies to film over there

  • red

    Omg the sexualty thing again like come one is that all u people can talk about is if his gay or not its like your are all waiting for him to say he is and then go to all the people that said he is not hahaha told you so look at it from this point he has openly expressed that he is not against gay people. He is fine with playing a gay character. He is friends with zach who came out in 2010. He told a mag that he was happy for zach when he came out. He has never been seen with another man in that way. He does not talk like he is i do know same gay men dont talk like that but anyway. He has been photographed looking at a cheerleader iam trying to not make him out to be a prevert. He has been photograghed getting numbers off of woman. Just his body language with iris in paris reads he realy is into he
    Okay so if he was gay and keeping in mind his feelings toward russias laws wouldnt he have come out like a long time ago becouse if his so for gay rights and all why would he keep it a big sercret people would have a field day not like when zach came out so let it go you can see he is not but i do think that he needs to find a new girl i can see that he really likes her may even love her but i think there is know chance of it working 10 year age gap might be a problem oh and remember people chris is not like other celebs i actualy hate calling him that becouse i see to sides actors and celebs actors love acting and not the fame side where ad celebs love the attenion there is a difference so yeah chris dose have trouble in interviews and yeah sametimes his storys change but everyone tells storys differently than the first time he is also very shy and a nerous kind of person u also should read up on his star sign he is very much like that so it should explain same of his ways he has his moments but what he does in his own time is up to him who he dates and what not is up to him not the public just enjoy a sweet guy who can act very well or if he is not your cup of tea becouse you have to make up dirt then mabe you should look up justin bieber or sameone else

  • Viscount Tiberius

    @red:
    #48
    Oh dear, lol haha

  • Sue

    @oh man!
    Now I understand why Chris Pine’s DUI was all over the Net. It did surprise me. This guy is not even A-list.

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