• ‘Walking Dead’ Actor Accused of Drunk Driving, Possessing Drugs

    An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama “The Walking Dead” is facing drunk driving and drug charges.

    Police say Seth Gilliam, 46, was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway in the Peachtree City area, on Sunday, not far from the set where much of the TV show is filmed in the nearby town of Senoia. The speed limit on that stretch of highway is 55 mph.

    “The driver applied the brakes prior to passing my vehicle and was still traveling at 107 mph,” a Peachtree City police officer, who was in his patrol car and rfrunning radar, wrote in a report.

    Gilliam told the officer he had three beers and a shot of alcohol, according to a police report. The actor’s eyes were “extremely bloodshot,” the report said. Police say they noticed a strong odor of marijuana emanating from the Chevrolet Cruze, and found a marijuana joint inside a cigarette pack in the car.

    The actor was stopped shortly after 2 a.m, arrested, was taken to Fayette County Jail and then released after posting a $9,818 bond.

    He faces charges of speeding, reckless driving, drug possession and drunken driving.

    Gilliam who plays Father Gabriel on “The Walking Dead,” a drama that portrays survivors of a zombie apocalypse, is the second actor to face drunken driving charges in Peachtree City in the past three years.

    Actor Scott Wilson, who played a farmer named Hershel Greene on the show, was arrested by Peachtree City police and charged with drunk driving after someone called 911 to report a Chrysler PT Cruiser driving erratically in August 2012.

    Alicia Powe

    Staff Writer

    Alicia Powe is a staff writer for Daily Surge. She worked in the War Room of the Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee and served as a White House Intern during the George W. Bush administration. Alicia has written for numerous outlets, including Human Events, Media Research Center and Townhall.com.

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