The August: Osage County star was detained by police in Santa Fe on suspicion of driving while intoxicated (DWI) after leaving a restaurant in the city on America's Memorial Day holiday.

He allegedly attempted to drive away from the eaterie, but forgot to take off the truck's emergency brake.

Shepard, 71, spent a night behind bars after his arrest and appeared in front of a judge via video link the following morning to plead not guilty to a charge of aggravated DWI.

He was released from jail on Tuesday afternoon (26May15) after posting $5,000 (£3,125) bail, according to the Albuquerque Journal.