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Kiefer Sutherland Charged With Second DUI

Posted on Sep 27, 2007

Kiefer Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of DUI after registering twice California’s legal limit of .08 on a Breathalyzer test in West Hollywood September 25. Sutherland was stopped by Los Angeles Police after making an illegal U-turn. He was released on $25,000 bail and has a hearing scheduled for October 16.

DUI Charge is Second for Sutherland

It was the 40-year-old’s second DUI. He pleaded no contest to the first charge in 2004 and was given five years probation, which was violated by the latest arrest. A misdemeanor driving under the influence count carries a maximum sentence of a year in jail.

Los Angeles County Superior Court records show Sutherland was convicted for alcohol-related reckless driving in 1989 and 1993.

Sutherland currently stars in FOX’s television drama “24.” If Sutherland pleads guilty or is convicted of his second DUI charge, he faces a minimum of five days in jail.

He is the son of actor Donald Sutherland and Shirley Douglas. He has directed here and acted in 71 films, most notably as Lt. Jonathan James Kendrick in “A Few Good Men” with Tom Cruise, Demi Moore and Kevin Bacon in 1992. He has won an Emmy and Golden Globe award.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/news/celebrity/la-me-sutherland26sep26,1,5981432.story?coll=la-headlines-entnews&track=crosspromo
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