Busted: Chace Crawford

US acting star Chace Crawford faces a marijuana possession charge after being arrested, police said yesterday.

Texas authorities said the Gossip Girl heart-throb was stopped in the Dallas suburb of Plano. Police spokesman Rick McDonald said Crawford was arrested in a parked vehicle early on Friday morning. He was booked and later released on a misdemeanour charge of possessing less than two ounces of marijuana.

The 24-year-old actor plays hunky Nate Archibald on the hit teen drama. He's tipped to star in an upcoming remake of the 1984 film Footloose. People magazine listed Crawford as its hottest bachelor of last summer. He also was named last year's Teen Choice Awards winner for actor in a TV drama.