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Twilight actor arrested in US
Twilight actor arrested in US

Authorities say an actor who plays a werewolf in the Twilight movie series has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says 21-year-old Kiowa Gordon was arrested earlier this week in Mesa on an outstanding warrant.

The Arizona Republic reports Gordon is being held in lieu of $US1000 ($A964) bond and has a court appearance scheduled on August 18.

Gordon plays wolf pack member Embry Call in the Twilight movies.

According to court records, a warrant was issued for Gordon after he failed to appear following a February 2010 guilty plea in Scottsdale Municipal Court to possession and use of drug paraphernalia and giving liquor to a minor/underage consumption. Gordon is being held on an additional $US500 ($A482) bond on those charges.

It could not be determined on Wednesday if Gordon has a lawyer.

The popular Twilight series involves a teenage girl caught in a love triangle between vampires and werewolves.

The West Australian

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