Wes Studi apologizes for conduct during NM arrest
This July 26, 2013 booking photo, provided by the Santa Fe County Sheriff shows, actor Wes Studi following his arrest on a aggravated drunken driving charge. Police say the star of "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans" was arrested early Friday July 26, 2013, in Santa Fe after officers found him in a car with two blown out tires. Officers say Studi refused a breath, field and blood tests. (AP Photo/Santa Fe County Sheriff)
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Actor Wes Studi is apologizing for his conduct toward police during his recent arrest for aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico.
A Santa Fe police officer's report says Studi was loud and vulgar toward officers. But Studi's statement of apology says officers "remained very professional" despite his behavior.
The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/11rQOGn ) Studi's statement issued Monday through a public relations firm also said he couldn't comment on his legal situation but that he was sorry for hurting family, friends and supporters.
Studi has pleaded not guilty. He was arrested early Friday after he was found with a car with two damaged tires in the middle of a street.
FILE - This Dec. 16, 2009 file photo shows Wes Studi at the premiere of "Avatar" in Los Angeles. Studi, a well-known for his roles in "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans," was arrested early Friday, July 26, 2013, for aggravated drunken driving in New Mexico, Santa Fe police confirmed. According to a criminal complained, Studi, 66, was arrested around 1 a.m. while at a stop sign. The actor was in a 2005 black Volvo with two front tires blown out, police said. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles,File)
The Santa Fe resident appeared in "Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans," and has had roles in several TV shows.