Chris Pine

Wellington - Hollywood actor Chris Pine, known for playing Captain Kirk in the “Star Trek” movies, has been charged with drunken driving in New Zealand.

Court officials said on Wednesday that the 33-year-old American is due to make his first court appearance in the case on Monday.

New Zealand Police said in a statement that a 33-year-old American man was charged March 1 with driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit. The blood-alcohol limit in New Zealand is .08 percent.

Police did not name the man, but said he was stopped during a routine early-morning check near the South Island town of Methven.

Pine's agent and publicist could not be reached immediately Wednesday for comment.

Pine also played Jack Ryan in the movie “Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit.” - Sapa-AP