Pine, 33, was charged after a party in the small South Island
town of Methven, about 90 km (55 miles) southeast of
Christchurch, at the start of the month to celebrate the end of
filming on "Z for Zachariah".
Police said Pine gave a positive breath test when he was stopped
after 3 a.m. and a subsequent blood test showed an alcohol level
of 113 micrograms. The legal limit in New Zealand is 80
The actor's lawyer had asked for him to be discharged without
conviction because a conviction would hurt his career and would
be out of proportion to the offense, the Stuff website reported.
Judge Joanna Maze said Pine would be treated like any other
offender and banned him from driving for six months, fined him
NZ$400 ($340) and ordered him to pay NZ$93 in costs.
She accepted that Pine, who stood silently throughout the
hearing, was remorseful, and had made a large donation to a New
Zealand charity. Maze said she had taken into account his good
record, as well as excessive media coverage of the event.
After the hearing, Pine, who starred as Captain Kirk in the most
recent "Star Trek" movie, signed autographs before being driven
($1 = 1.1697 New Zealand dollars)
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