2014 readers choice results
Article updated: 7/26/2013 3:16 PM

Actor Wes Studi arrested on charges of DWI in N.M.

This July 26, 2013 booking photo, provided by the Santa Fe County Sheriff shows, actor Wes Studi following his arrest on a aggravated drunken driving charge.

This July 26, 2013 booking photo, provided by the Santa Fe County Sheriff shows, actor Wes Studi following his arrest on a aggravated drunken driving charge.

 

ASSOCIATED PRESS/SANTA FE COUNTY SHERIFF

 1 of 1 
 
text size: AAA
By Associated Press

SANTA FE, N.M. -- Actor Wes Studi, well-known for his roles in "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans," was arrested early Friday on charges of aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico, Santa Fe police confirmed.

According to a criminal complaint, Studi, 66, was arrested around 1 a.m. Friday while at a stop sign. The actor was in a 2005 black Volvo with two front tires blown out, police said.

Advertisement

The complaint said that before officers arrived, a witness saw Studi try to "repair the vehicle's damaged tires in the middle of the road without the vehicle lights on."

When an officer asked Studi to step out of the car, the complaint said Studi "needed to use the vehicle to keep his balance and then stumbled to (the officer's) patrol vehicle."

Officers at the scene said Studi slurred his speech and his breath smelled of alcohol.

Santa Fe police spokeswoman Celina Westervelt said Studi refused 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.

The Santa Fe resident is also known for his roles as the Apache leader in "Geronimo: An American Legend" and 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.

Comments ()
We are now using Facebook comments to offer a more inclusive, social and constructive discussion. Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.

This article filed under

Latest Video

MostViewed

Today
Yesterday
Most Commented
Top Jobs

    View all Top Jobs Place a job ad

    MarketsReport

    DHExtras

       
    • Newspaper next section - Newspaper next section Report card checker - report card checker
    • Dh innovation award 2 - Dh innovation award 2 Zillow /real estate page
    • Discuss refer On Guard series
    • Newspaper archives -- Monday or anyday Mike North

    FacebookActivity

    BusinessDirectory

    Connect with a business or service in your area fast. First select a town, then enter a search term or choose one of the listed popular searches:

    Don't see your town listed? Visit our full directory to begin your search.