Actor Michael Wright was arrested in the early hours of Sunday morning after he crashed his car into a New York police cruiser.
The 56-year-old actor, who is best known for his role as Eddie King, Jr. in the 1991 Robert Townsend film “The Five Heartbeats”, was reportedly trying to park his Rolls Royce in Manhattan when he smashed right into a patrol car that had two police officers sitting inside.
Wright was required to take a field sobriety test after the officers detected the smell of alcohol. The actor was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence.
The police officers were checked out for injuries at a local hospital and were reportedly doing fine.
Wright has been seen in television shows such as the 1983 NBC science fiction miniseries “V”, the sequel “V: The Final Battle” and on “V: The Series” as Elias Taylor.
The star was also starred on “Miami Vice”, “The Savage”, and on HBO series “Oz” as Omar White from 2001-2003.
Michael Wright’s film roles include the 1987 drama “The Principal” and the 1994 film “Sugar Hill” with Wesley Snipes. His most recent film role was in 2005’s “The Interpreter”.
In recent years, Michael Wright has been spotted appearing to be homeless and is rumored to be on drugs and obviously alcohol.
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