Star Trek Actor Avery Brooks Charged with DUI

Star Trek Actor Avery Brooks Charged with DUIOn January 29th, Actor Avery Brooks was recently arrested for driving under the influence in Wilton, Connecticut, about 50 miles outside of Manhattan. A citizen alerted law enforcement after seeing Brooks driving erratically.

Brooks is best known for playing Captain Benjamin Sisko on the TV show “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine.” He also played in Hawk on the TV show “Spenser: For Hire” in the 1980s.

According to reports, Brooks could spend up to 6 months in jail for this offense, although most first-time DUI offenders in Connecticut are given probation. The 63 year-old actor is not known for having prior DUIs on his record. The report did not include his blood alcohol content.

His next court appearance is scheduled for February 21, 2012 in Norwalk, Connecticut.

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