The Walking Dead takes place in a world where there are no rules — you can get drunk, smoke weed, and drive over the speed limit without having to worry about going to jail. However, actor Seth Gilliam doesn’t live in this fictional universe where the word “zombie” doesn’t exist, and he recently suffered the repercussions of breaking numerous laws.
According to the Hollywood Reporter, Seth Gilliam was arrested early Sunday morning in Peachtree City, Georgia. Some Walking Dead fans might find his arrest date mildly amusing because he plays a man of the cloth on The Walking Dead. However, it’s definitely not amusing that Gilliam was putting other drivers’ lives in danger by driving 107 mph in a 55 mph zone. Before going on his potentially deadly joyride, Gilliam had a few drinks and smoked a joint. His blood alcohol level was 0.107, and he was charged with DUI, possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, reckless driving, and speeding. He was booked and released.
Perhaps Seth Gilliam just wanted to spend a little time in the clink because he wasn’t a part of The Walking Dead jail storyline. However, fans of the show know that you definitely don’t want to be in prison when the zombie apocalypse hits.
Speaking of the jail, Seth Gilliam isn’t the only Walking Dead star to find himself on the wrong side of the law. According to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Scott Wilson was also arrested in Peachtree City back in 2012. The 70-year-old was charged with speeding and DUI after failing to convince a police officer that he was sober by performing “yoga moves.” Wilson reportedly asked the cop if he could contort his body instead of completing a normal sobriety test because the roadway was too “slanted.”
Wilson played beloved farmer Hershel on The Walking Dead, and fans of the series still consider his character’s demise one of the series’ most memorable death scenes. Seth Gilliam better start praying that the producers don’t decide that his bad behavior warrants an onscreen execution.
Gilliam isn’t the only Walking Dead star who recently made headlines. As the Inquisitr previously reported, Chad L. Coleman recently frightened subway passengers by launching into a loud, expletive-filled rant about racism after he thought he overheard someone using the n-word. Coleman’s Walking Dead character was killed off last season.
Production of Season 6 of The Walking Dead started this week, but AMC hasn’t said whether filming has been affected by Seth Gilliam’s arrest.
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