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Kiefer, Dubya and the DUI Trickeration

9/25/2007 5:43 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

So how did Kiefer Sutherland's DUI back in 2004 go unnoticed?
Kiefer Sutherland and George Bush
It was quite the bust, with Kiefer blowing a .22 blood alcohol level, nearly three times the legal limit. So how is it that TMZ didn't find the case until today? Two words -- Blair Berk.

Mega-lawyer Berk, who has repped Mel Gibson and scores of other celebs, strateger-ily chose to slide into court on November 2, 2004. Kiefer plead no contest and was sentenced to 5 years probation.

So what makes November 2, 2004 so important? It was the Presidential election! While the media was bitching about Bush, Berk snuck Jack Bauer's case in front of a Sauer judge (as in Michael Sauer, Hiltie's sentencer).

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Cynic    

Pleaded, not "plead".

But good work, TMZ. I knew he had been busted before but for some reason it was hushed up.

2555 days ago
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Jen    

SO - does this mean jail time? Obviously, it hasn't been 5 years since 11/04...another celebrity violating their "celebrity cushioned" probation - SHOCKER...I'm sure he'll get the minimum - they all do...

2555 days ago
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sassy    



DONT CARE WHAT NONE OF YOU SAY ....TMZ IS THE BEST !

2555 days ago
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sassy    

GIVE THE OJ TAPE TO THE COPS TMZ

LMAO!

2555 days ago
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One for the road    

Kiefer was at a John Kerry LIB HOPE party back in '04.
Party on Garth!!

2555 days ago
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webbster    

Dubya's drunk driving record was well hidden too !

2555 days ago
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jazzyhiphop    


How about four words: Asleep at the switch

His arrest and plea were reported in TV Guide at the time.........

2555 days ago
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Pimpdad    

At least it wasn't Gloria Allred... otherwise there'd be a frenzy

2555 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

Dubya's drunk driving record was well hidden too !

2555 days ago
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Mackdad    

agreed on asleep at the wheel... nice try TMZ... just admit you missed the story. I don't care if the president was being elected or your favorite baseball team was in the playoffs, you should have been covering this.

2555 days ago
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DzDawg    

#1 ......... actually it is Plead.... pronounced (plēd).


He plēd not no contest.

2555 days ago
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Dan    

If G.W. could get out of Vietnam, getting out of a DUI was a breeze...

LOL

2554 days ago
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www.sugar-shoes.co.uk    

SO - does this mean jail time?

2554 days ago
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KMD    

Queen Elizabeth its "PLEAD" sounded out like the word SLED - not pleaded - present tense is "PLEAD" sounded out like the word SEED

Standing alone, lots of peaple get a 2nd DWI and do not do ant time in jail. However, the fact that he is on 5yrs probation means he violated his terms of probation and will probably do jail time for that very reason.

2554 days ago
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