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'Dawson's Creek' Star Arrested After Fight At Hurricanes Game

Posted November 11, 2002 8:42 a.m. EST

— A fight in the stands at Saturday night's Carolina Hurricanes game landed a television actor in front of the Wake County magistrate.

An off-duty police officer arrested 24-year-old actor Joshua Jackson and 38-year-old Terry Long, both of Wilmington, at the game.

Jackson was charged with simple assault and being intoxicated and disruptive. Long was charged with being intoxicated and disruptive, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jackson is best known for his role as Pacey on the television series "Dawson's Creek," which films in Wilmington. An episode to air Wednesday was partly filmed at the RBC Center.

Arrest warrants allege that Jackson grabbed a security guard around the neck and struck him.

Tests showed Jackson's his blood alcohol content registered .14. The legal limit in North Carolina is .08 percent.

Jackson posted $1,000 bail early Sunday.

According to police, Long is employed by the production company for "Dawson's Creek."

Both men are due in Wake District Court on Dec. 4.