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Jeffrey Wright

Arrested

for DWI

4/27/2013 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0427_jeffrey_wright_gettyVeteran character actor Jeffrey Wright was arrested in NYC early Saturday morning for DWI ... TMZ has learned. 

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ that cops pulled Wright over in a Toyota Tacoma at around 3:00 AM ET for an unknown traffic violation.

We're told when cops spoke with Wright, they detected an odor of alcohol and administered a field sobriety test. After Wright did poorly on that, he was arrested and booked for DWI.

Wright has appeared in almost too many movies to name, but will next be seen by most of the free world in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

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static    

NFI who he is.

454 days ago
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LDB    

everytime a celeb gets a DUI they get rewarded with jobs

454 days ago
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Gretel    

Is it really that hard to get your stash and your booze together, maybe invite a few friends over for the evening and have an evening at home where you can sidestep, vomit, and pass out and it won't cause anyone else potential harm. Is it that so hard to do?

454 days ago
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melliemel    

I Love Me Some Him, Jeffrey you should have called me, I would have bailed you out.

454 days ago
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ummmAnyways    

Finally a black guy that's arrested for dwi instead of a DUI

454 days ago
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ummmAnyways    

Finally a black guy that's arrested for dwi instead of a DUI

454 days ago
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BradDavis    

He has to get stoned because he's an actor and drives a Toyota Tacoma.

453 days ago
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Norma Desomd    

Don't forget "Angels in America".....best role he has played. Does TMZ have someone on staff with the IT dept that has a hook up with every police dept in the USA?

453 days ago
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YungOne    

This guy once played MLK Jr. I wonder if their mugshots look anything alike?

453 days ago
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The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm thinking two things here. The first is that was a damn stupid thing he did to drive drunk. The second is if he's an in-demand character actor he's probably got a nice steady income rolling in and instead of driving some megabucks vehicle he's driving a regular truck. Good for him, his money will probably last a long time as long as he doesn't run into a pole or over a cliff if he's driving under the influence again.

453 days ago
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melliemel    

He also played in Syrianna along side of George Clooney, He played MLK, He played in Oz, with Chris Maloney. He has had a lot of roles, his wife is Carmen Ejogo who just starred in the remake of Sparkle. Been watching him a long time. He cant seem to get that 1 break out role

453 days ago
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Elsa    

Plush SAFE he thinks.

453 days ago
13.

James    

Really? Driving your own car in NYC? Spend some of your Hollywood cash & HIRE A TAXI ! Goes for La-La Land also. Why do celebrities drink & drive?
Huh, Reese? Let a sober person drive you home & avoid all the drama !!!

453 days ago
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happypat35    

No, not "Tiger wooooods, Tiger wooooods" from Shaft. He was so funny in that movie.

453 days ago
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paul a.    

Daniel Holt is one of my favorite characters. He did a fantastic job in that movie

"Ride With The Devil"

453 days ago
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