‘E.T.’ Star Henry Thomas Arrested For DUI After Falling Asleep At The Wheel In An Intersection
Henry Thomas, the actor known for his role in the classic 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial, was arrested and charged with driving under the influence (DUI).
The Tualatin Police Department in Oregon confirmed that Thomas, 48, was arrested on Monday after officers received a 911 call about a suspicious vehicle parked in a lane for travel. When police arrived at the scene, they found him passed out behind the wheel of the motionless vehicle.
The police were called at approximately 8:30 p.m. on Monday about a car that wasn’t moving in an intersection of a commercial area of Tualatin, which is a suburb in the Portland Metropolitan Area. Thomas was reportedly asleep at the wheel, forcing the the Police Department to wake him up There was no sign of alcohol in his car but, he was given a field sobriety test and then taken into custody immediately after he failed the test.
Thomas has been part of the other roles as an adult, including Netflix’s The Haunting of Hill House.
The actor was released from custody Tuesday morning on his own recognizance, according to a Washington County Jail spokesperson.