As you may recall, Chris Pine got in some serious shit in New Zealand last week after he was arrested for driving drunk. On a positive note, he actually owned up to it – though it did cost him his license… his New Zealand license, that is. He only had to pay a $93 fine (that’s about $79 in USD) and his NZ license will be reinstated in six months, according to the trial of Ashburton District Court.
Pine stood silently during the hearing, allowing his lawyer, Marilyn Gilchrist to enter the plea.
According to Fairfax, Gilchrist told the judge that Pine acknowledged he’d made the wrong decision to drive that night. Gilchrist said her client had suffered emotionally and professionally and that the negative publicity had put his acting contracts in jeopardy.
The judge said she accepted Pine was “entirely remorseful,” Fairfax reported.
Hopefully he learned his lesson this time. He was certainly let off easy – with his punishment and with the fact that he was lucky enough not to have killed anyone, which happens all too often with DUIs. Also, you’re rich, dude. Call a cab.