Over the weekend, Peachtree City police arrested actor Scott Wilson, most recently known for his work on AMC’s zombie drama, “The Walking Dead.”
Wilson was stopped around 2 a.m. on Highway 74 in Peachtree City on suspicion of drunken driving Saturday. A tipster had called 911 about someone in a Chrysler PT Cruiser driving erratically. When an officer stopped Wilson, the actor said he was driving his sister’s car from Founder’s Restaurant in Senoia, according to a police report.
The arresting officer said Wilson admitted to drinking scotch and wine, and then there was an unusual exchange.
“When he exited (the car), he asked if I knew a cousin of his, and he advised that his name was Miller, but that he didn’t know his first name. He then changed the name to Wilson, which I found odd because he had originally stated Miller,” the officer said in the report.
The officer said he had to repeat instructions and that Wilson was swaying during a field sobriety test. He said the actor mentioned his spine was out of joint “due to his role in a television series."
The report said Wilson asked if he could perform yoga moves instead of a walk-and-turn test. A Breathalyzer test put his blood alcohol level at 0.143.
“He then stated that if I was going to bust him that I should, because he doesn’t care,” the officer said.
Wilson was charged with driving under the influence.
Wilson is a Los Angeles resident, but "The Walking Dead” films in various locations around Coweta County. He plays an alcoholic farm owner in the series.