'Walking Dead' actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge

Tuesday, May 5, 2015
'Walking Dead' actor accused of drunken driving, drug charge
In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, Seth Gilliam, a cast member in "The Walking Dead," poses at a special screening for season five of the show in Universal City, Calif.

ATLANTA -- An actor who plays a priest on the AMC drama "The Walking Dead" is facing drunken driving and drug charges after police say he was clocked going 107 mph on a Georgia highway.

Police say 46-year-old Seth Gilliam was stopped shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday on Georgia Highway 74 in the Peachtree City area, not far from the set where much of the TV show is filmed in nearby Senoia.

A police report says that Gilliam told the officer he had drank three beers and a shot of alcohol. Police say they found a marijuana joint inside the vehicle.

Two representatives for the actor didn't immediately return phone calls from The Associated Press.

Gilliam faces speeding, reckless driving, drug possession and drunken driving charges.