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Seth Gilliam, 'Walking Dead' Actor, Arrested for DUI, Pot Possession

By    |   Wednesday, 06 May 2015 09:54 AM

Seth Gilliam, "The Walking Dead" actor, was arrested Sunday in suburban Atlanta on several charges including DUI, marijuana possession, speeding, and reckless driving.

Gilliam, who joined the cast of "The Walking Dead" in season five as Father Gabriel Stokes, was stopped by Peachtree City police at 2:12 a.m. Sunday traveling 107 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on Highway 74, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.

"When asked why he was traveling at such a high rate of speed, Gilliam said that he normally drove a Jeep and that the car was a rental and was different," a Peachtree Police officer wrote in his report of the stop, according to the newspaper.

"Gilliam mentioned that he had three beers and a shot of alcohol. He was escorted to my vehicle where he was placed in the rear seat and buckled into the safety belt," the report continued.

TMZ reported that officers found a joint in a cigarette box, which was inside the armrest. Authorities gave Gilliam a Breathalyzer, and he reportedly blew a .107.

The actor posted $9,818 for his bond and was released, TMZ noted.

Filming for season six of "The Walking Dead" is currently underway in nearby Senoia, Georgia, according to Variety. Gilliam is a former cast member of the HBO hit show "The Wire," which has been back in the news recently after the death of Freddie Gray and the subsequent riots in Baltimore.

In Brett Martin's book "Difficult Men: Behind the Scenes of a Creative Revolution: From The Sopranos to Mad Men to Breaking Bad," Gilliam developed a reputation on "The Wire" for hanging around rougher parts of Baltimore.

According to Variety, Martin wrote in his book that Gilliam and others were regular visitors to what was called "The Block," a "stretch of downtown East Baltimore Street populated by a cluster of side-by-side strip clubs."

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