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Actor Wes Studi pleads no contest to driving while under the influence of alcohol in US

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," has pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated and was given a suspended 90-day jail sentence in Santa Fe. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles,File)
December 17, 2013 - 6:36 AM

SANTA FE, N.M. - Actor Wes Studi has pleaded no contest to driving while intoxicated and was given a suspended 90-day jail sentence.

Studi entered the plea last week as part of a deal with prosecutors. He was placed on probation for a year, ordered to perform 24 hours of community service, to attend DWI school and a victim-impact panel and have an interlock system installed in his vehicle.

The 67-year-old Santa Fe resident appeared in "Avatar," ''Dances with Wolves" and "The Last of the Mohicans."

Police had found Studi trying to fix flat tires on a vehicle stopped in the middle of a road.

A police officer's report said Studi was loud and vulgar toward officers during his July arrest. Studi later apologized for his conduct toward the officers.

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