Elliott from ET arrested: Actor Henry Thomas held for drink driving

23 October 2019, 01:26 | Updated: 23 October 2019, 07:05

Actor Henry Thomas, best known for his role as Elliott in ET, has been arrested for drink driving.

The 48-year-old was held at around 8.30pm on Monday in Oregon after officers received a call from another driver.

According to the Tualatin Police Department, Thomas's car had stopped in the middle of residential intersection.

US media reports claim officers found the actor passed out behind the wheel of his car and were forced to wake him up.

Thomas shot to fame in 1982 following the release of the Steven Spielberg sci-fi blockbuster.

He won the Most Promising Newcomer to Leading Film Roles at the 1983 British Academy Film Awards.