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'Walking Dead' Actor DUI: Scott Wilson Tried Yoga Positions to Avoid Arrest

August 29, 2012|9:38 am

Reports coming from Georgia indicate that police pulled over and arrested an actor of a popular television series for driving under the influence.

Scott Wilson, 70, of the AMC series "Walking Dead," a post-apocalyptic show that pits the rest of the human survivors against a flesh eating mob of zombies, was stopped by Peachtree City police at 2 a.m. on Aug. 18, according to an incident report.

When officers approached the vehicle, Wilson told police that he had been drinking scotch and wine at a restaurant. Wilson then insisted that the testing officer allow him to perform yoga stances as a way to prove his sobriety, as he did not feel comfortable taking a field sobriety test.

In the incident report officers explained that they were alerted to Wilson's vehicle after an anonymous caller reported a possible intoxicated driver on one of Georgia's busiest roadways.

Police stated that they observed Wilson driving a black PT Cruiser at about 70 miles per hour, which was "well above the posted speed limit" and observed the vehicle "swerved back and forth," according to the incident report.

A breathalyzer test at the scene returned a result of 0.143- well above the legal limit of 0.08- and Wilson was subsequently placed under arrest. Tests taken at the Fayette jail produced results of 0.151 and 0.155, according to the police report.

On the AMC drama, Wilson plays a farmer and recovering alcoholic who's part of a band of survivors after a zombie apocalypse.

It was not clear if Wilson had hired a lawyer and calls seeking comment from the network were not immediately returned.

Wilson has been in more than 50 films since his career began in the 1960s, including "In The Heat of the Night" (1967), "In Cold Blood" (1967), and "The Great Gatsby" (1974).

Source URL : http://www.christianpost.com/news/walking-dead-actor-dui-scott-wilson-tried-yoga-positions-to-avoid-arrest-80764/