Saturday, April 10, 2010

Colleen Zenk Pinter Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

Colleen Zenk Pinter, who plays Barbara Ryan on As the World Turns, was arrested last week on suspicion of driving while intoxicated.

Colleen, 57, was pulled over by police in Wilton, Connecticut, for erratic driving and crossing into the oncoming lane of traffic around 1:00am on Thursday, April 1. Police administered field sobriety tests, which she failed. She was taken into custody and charged with DUI and improper lane usage.

The Norwalk Hour reports that Pinter had a blood alcohol count of .119, which is over the limit of .08. The actress is scheduled to appear in court on April 15. She could face a $1,000 fine and up to three months in jail.


Greg May said...

I will always be grateful to the lovely and talented COLLEEN ZENK for launching my television career in the 80's when she appeared on my Orlando TV show. Colleen was in town to promote the movie musical "Annie" in which she was featured as a dancer. My dad was recovering from cancer surgery and Colleen turned to the camera and wished Sam May a speedy recovery. My mom, Ruth May, never missed an episode of "As The World Turns" so she could watch her 'Barbara'. Signing COLLEEN ZENK to ABC-TV's "Dancing With The Stars" will give TV audiences a visual delight!

Anonymous said...

I was in YCI in Niantic CT during March of 2011 - when Miss Zenk-Pinter served 10 days for this drunk driving arrest. She claimed when asked if she was Barbara Ryan from "As The World Turns" that she wasn't - but I have watched that show since I was a little girl - and I knew that it was. and now that I have found the articles stating that she was indeed arrested and charged - I know for certain that it was her in that cell with me.