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Actor Jeffrey Wright has escaped driving while intoxicated charges after New York City prosecutors dropped the case against him.

The 47-year-old character actor was arrested on April 27 when officers stopped his car for a routine traffic violation and detected the smell of alcohol.

Wright also reportedly failed a field sobriety test, but on Monday legal officials decided not to pursue prosecution due to lack of evidence, according to TMZ.


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