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​ET Actor Henry Thomas Arrested For Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants

​ET Actor Henry Thomas Arrested For Driving Under The Influence of Intoxicants

ET and The Haunting of Hill House actor Henry Thomas has been arrested in Washington County, Oregon, with KATU2 reporting the star was booked on one charge of driving under the influence of intoxicants.

The Tualatin Police Department arrested him on Monday (21 October), after officers said they received a call from another motorist at around 8.30pm, which said there was a driver in a car that wasn't moving.

The responding officers found Thomas in a vehicle at the scene, and administered a sobriety test. He was then taken into custody.

The Washington Country Jail told KATU2 that Thomas would be released from custody when he was sober, but Tualatin Police did not respond to the news outlet's request for more information about the arrest.

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Credit: Washington County Jail
Credit: Washington County Jail

Thomas, 48, is most famous for his role of young Elliott in Steven Steven Spielberg's iconic family film E.T. The Extra Terrestrial.

However, he always saw the breakout role as a 'fluke', having told the Daily Mail last year that his career wasn't all plain sailing from there.

He said: "It seemed like a one-off thing that I got a part in the movie and I think my parents thought that.

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"To them it was just a fluke. They didn't want to move. They didn't want to change anything."

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He added: "I felt a bit of pressure to not fully invest myself in that world and to stay grounded in home life."

More recently, Thomas has made the move into horror - including Netflix series The Haunting of Hill House, which premiered in 2018.

A second season of the show has also been confirmed, in which Thomas is set to star. It is due for release at some point in 2020.

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Credit: Instagram/Henry Thomas
Credit: Instagram/Henry Thomas

Entitled The Haunting of Bly Manor, this time round the series will be based on 1898 novella The Turn of the Screw by Henry James.

Earlier this month, show creator Mike Flanagan confirmed the filming had begun for season two, writing on Twitter: "Feeling very grateful to be here."

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Thomas also shared a 'production welcome pack' for the show back in September, writing: "I can't tell you what's in here, but it's really really exciting."

LADbible has reached out to Henry Thomas' representatives for comment. Tualatin police declined our request for further information.

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Topics: Entertainment, TV and Film, US News

Jess Hardiman

Jess is a journalist at LADbible who graduated from Manchester University with a degree in Film Studies, English Language and Linguistics - indecisiveness at its finest, right there. She also works for FOODbible and its sister page Seitanists, which are both a safe haven for her to channel a love for homemade pasta, fennel and everything else in between. You can contact Jess at [email protected]