Grown-up Elliott from ‘E.T’ tried to fake his DUI urine test: cops
Ouch! The actor who played little Elliott in ‘E.T” tampered with his urine test during a drunk driving test, police said.
Henry Thomas, 48, refused to complete breathalyzer and field sobriety tests when stopped in Oregon last October on suspicion of DUI, according to a Tualatin Police Department report obtained by TMZ.
Instead, Thomas was taken to the station for a urine test and put in a holding cell before cops asked him for a urine sample. While an officer was reading Henry the consent form, Thomas asked for the cup and went to the toilet, the report said.
The officer, who turned his back on Thomas, said he heard Thomas urinating. But when the actor returned the cup, it was not warm, and the fluid was clear and filled to the brim,
Thomas denied dipping the cup into the toilet, the report said.
On the way to the hospital for a blood test, the report said, Thomas threatened to sue the police department and the city — and bragged about being the child star from ‘E.T.’
Thomas had another chance to give a urine sample at the hospital, but police say the actor claimed he didn’t have to pee.
Cops had first responded to a call that Thomas was asleep at the wheel in the middle of an intersection, and found “fast acting THC” in his car, TMZ reported.
Last month, Thomas pleaded no contest to driving under the influence and reckless driving. Instead of getting jail time, he was ordered to enter a one-year DUI education program, pay a $500 fine, attend a victim-impact panel and install a car breathalyzer that would not start the ignition unless he passed the test.
Thomas recently appeared as the grown-up Elliot in a four-minute flick titled “A Holiday Reunion” — and ad campaign for Xfinity — that shows the charming Extra-Terrestrial returning to Earth.
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