Henry Thomas, star of ‘E.T.’, arrested for DUI in Oregon
Authorities said that Henry Thomas, the actor who featured as a child in “E.T. the Extra Terrestrial,” has been under arrest for driving under the influence in Oregon. The 48-year-old Thomas was transferred into the Washington County Jail and faces the crime charge after police said they found him on Monday in a static car.
Thomas played Elliott, the young boy who helps an alien in the classic 1982 movie. He has also acted in “Gangs of New York” and “Legends of the Fall.”
An email to his spokesperson wasn’t directly returned Tuesday.
KGW reports the Tualatin Police Department said they received a call about a car that was static. Police say officers reached, found Thomas and took him into charge after a field clear-headedness test.
He was released from jail on Tuesday morning on his own recognizance, according to a Washington County Jail spokesperson.