Actor Jason Patric Arrested in Texas
03/30/2004 AT 02:58 PM EST
Patric was among a group of people on a downtown street of the hip Texas city -- home to the recently wrapped up South by Southwest music and film fest -- when they were approached by police officers and asked to move.
According to an Associated Press report, Patric started to move away, but then turned and "took an aggressive stance," police say. Officers tried to place him under arrest and he allegedly resisted, shoving one officer, according to the arrest warrant. He was charged with misdemeanor counts of resisting arrest and public intoxication.
The 37-year-old native of Queens, N.Y., stated that he was not drunk, although a spokesman for the police department said that officers need only believe a suspect is drunk in order to file the public intoxication charge. He was booked into the Travis County Jail and released within five hours, AP reports.
A publicist for Patric released a statement declaring his innocence. "He hopes for a rapid resolution to clear his name," the statement read.
Patric stars alongside Billy Bob Thornton and Dennis Quaid in the upcoming film "The Alamo," which hits theaters April 9. He plays Texas folk hero James Bowie. Patric has made a name for himself in such films as "The Lost Boys," "Rush" and "Sleepers." He last appeared with Ray Liotta in the gritty cop flick "Narc."