Veteran character actor Jeffrey Wright dodged a bullet today when New York prosecutors dropped his DWI case.
TMZ broke the story ... Wright -- who's been in about a million movies (roughly) -- was popped by cops back in April on suspicion on boozing while driving. Cops claimed he failed a field sobriety test ... failed miserably.
Sources close to the case tell us ... NY State prosecutors decided to drop the case, because of a lack of evidence.
Here's what's a little wonky. If Wright failed the field sobriety test so badly and he can be prosecuted for driving while impaired (even with a very low blood-alcohol level) -- where's the lack of evidence?