Chris Pine Busted for DUI In Kiwi Country

3/12/2014 12:25 AM PDT

Chris Pine -- Arrested for DUI In Kiwi Country

Chris Pine was popped for DUI after blowing through a sobriety checkpoint and then allegedly blowing a .08.

Pine had been partying at a bar in New Zealand with some fellow actors and his girlfriend, beauty queen Iris Bjork Johannesdottir.

Law enforcement tells TMZ ... he caught their eye after driving through the checkpoint.  Officers then made him stop and Chris reportedly blew a .08 ... the minimum for being legally drunk.

The incident occurred on March 1st.  He must appear in court on Monday, and if he doesn't the judge will issue an arrest warrant.

Chris was his usual charming self ... very polite and "easy to deal with."

As for what he was doing in the bar ... beer.  Maybe it was a game --- say the name of your GF 3 times really fast.