'Avatar' Actor Wes Studi Arrested for Drunk Driving

11:26 AM PST 07/26/2013 by Associated Press
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Wes Studi

Officers say he was arrested while at a stop sign on Friday morning in a car with two front tires blown out.

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Wes Studi, from Avatar, Dances with Wolves and The Last of the Mohicans, has been arrested for aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico.

Santa Fe police say Studi was arrested 1 a.m. Friday while at a stop sign. The actor was in a car with two front tires blown out.

Officers say Studi refused a breath, field and blood tests. He was booked into jail on an aggravated DWI charge.

In April, Studi became the second Native American inducted into the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum's Hall of Great Western Performers in Oklahoma City.

He is also known as the Navajo detective Joe Leaphorn in the made-for-TV movies based on mysteries by the late New Mexican writer Tony Hillerman.

It was not known if he had an attorney.

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