Posted: 4:04 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27, 2012

‘Walking Dead’ actor charged with DUI

Scott Wilson
courtesy Peachtree City Police Department
Scott Wilson

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.

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