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Pine pleads guilty to drink driving
Chris Pine. (Getty)

Pine pleads guilty to drink driving in NZ


Hollywood actor Chris Pine has been disqualified from driving for six months after pleading guilty to drink driving.

Pine, who is famous for his role as Captain James Kirk in Star Trek, was stopped during a routine drink-driving operation in the Canterbury town of Methven on March 1.

On Monday in Ashburton District Court, he pleaded guilty to a charge of drink driving and was disqualified from driving for six months.

He was also ordered to pay $93 in reparation but was spared a fine because he had already made a sizeable donation to charity Cure Kids.

Cure Kids raises funds for medical research to discover cures for diseases commonly affecting children.

Pine was swarmed by media and fans as he entered and exited the court house and at one point stopped to sign an autograph.

The 33-year-old was caught drink driving after attending an event at Methven's Blue Pub.

He has been in the country filming Z for Zachariah, a science fiction film set after a nuclear war.

The Blue Pub says Pine was attending a wrap party with about 80 actors and crew.

The party, which was not open to the public, finished around 3am and was described by pub staff as a "great night, not a wild party".

Blue Pub manager Casey Crawford said he had spoken to Pine several times throughout the night and described him as friendly and happily posed for photos.

"He was a really nice guy. There was no lack of volunteers to drive Chris home amongst our female staff members who were clearly impressed with him," Mr Crawford said.

The pub says it takes its responsibility to ensure the safety of patrons seriously.

"Chris Pine did not appear to staff to be intoxicated to a level where intervention might have been warranted," a spokeswoman for Blue Pub said.

"His girlfriend Iris Bjork Johannesdottir was with him and he appeared to want to spend time with her."

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