"Heroes" actor Adrian Pasdar arrested in LA

Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:08pm EST
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Heroes" TV actor Adrian Pasdar -- the husband of Dixie Chicks singer Natalie Maines -- has been arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, police said on Wednesday.

Pasdar, 44, was pulled over before dawn on Wednesday after highway patrol officers said they spotted his truck speeding on a Los Angeles freeway at 94 mph and swerving between lanes.

"Upon contacting Pasdar, the officers noticed an odor of alcoholic beverage emitting from...within the vehicle" and determined the actor was under the influence of alcohol, the California Highway patrol said.

Pasdar was released early on Wednesday morning on $15,000 bail, police said. Celebrity web site TMZ.com said Pasdar had refused to take a breathalyzer test.

Pasdar played the mysterious Nathan Petrelli in the NBC TV drama about a bunch of superheroes. His character was killed off in November but may return for flashbacks.

He married country music star Maines, lead singer of the Grammy winning band Dixie Chicks, in June 2000, and they have two children.

(Reporting by Jill Serjeant; Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)