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Kiefer: Once, Twice, Three, Four Times a Busted!

9/25/2007 5:44 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Kiefer Sutherland"24" star Kiefer Sutherland's DUI arrest last night isn't his first brush with the law. Or his second. Or even his third.

Kiefer plead guilty in 1989 and 1993 to reckless driving charges, and in 2004 to driving with a blood alcohol level above .08 -- the legal limit in California. It's the 2004 case for which Sutherland is currently on probation.

But things could have been a lot worse for Kiefer. The 1989 case had two gun charges tacked on -- carrying a concealed weapon in a vehicle and carrying a loaded firearm in a public place -- both of which were dismissed. The 1989 and 1993 cases both had DUI charges as well, and both were dismissed.

Kiefer got three years probation for both of those cases, the second of which fell just after the probation was up for the first. Time was on his side in that one.

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Desease control    

gET HELP KEFIER.

2562 days ago
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annab    

DIE HARD "24" FANS WILL FORGIVE HIM. :)

2562 days ago
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QE2    

It was a lot easier in 1989 and 1993 to get charges reduced or dropped for DUI. I think the fact that he even got charged especially in 1989 means that the police thought he was really drunk. The legal limit was ususally higher too. So, basically this is his fourth arrest for DUI . Since breathalizers have been around since before 1989 and police are unlikely arrest without a failed breathalizer or a refusal to take one, he has just been lucky.

I know a woman (now sober, thank heavens) who has been arrested for DUI five times and only has two DUIs on her record. Three reckless ops of course. She was pig-drunk all five times.

2562 days ago
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annab    

BUT, HE NEEDS TO GO TO REHAB!

2562 days ago
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ME    

I'll pretend to get help at Promises just like all the other celebrities.

2562 days ago
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Jemima    

oh gosh Keifer! Please shape up. don't know what I'd do without 24!
He does need rehab, AA, whatever. Maybe the judge will give him probation with daily peeing tests so that all the people who work for him won't be unemployed. Would I watch 24 without Jack Bower? probably not.

2562 days ago
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Daphne    

He needs to go off to the POKEY for at least 23 days!

IParis had to do that for just having 0.08 and Kiefer should do no less.

Being hunky does not get you a reduced sentence.

Does it? Lol.

2562 days ago
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Janna    

True fans will FORGIVE HIM?!? Why? Would you forgive him if he drunkenly ran over your mother?

I think Amy WInehouse's in-laws got it right: Stop supporting their behavior!

2562 days ago
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FlBiker    

It must be un nerving to have that many DUI's, he should sit down, have a few drinks and think about it.

2562 days ago
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notaceleb    

EITHER 83 MINUTES IN JAIL OR IN REHAB. THAT'S THE TICKET!

2562 days ago
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QE2    

Oh, his show will stilll be very popular and fans will forgive him. Not really an issue. It's the entertainment industry, and we all like to be entertained, especially by hunky men. Great with me.

The problem is with real life--if he doesn't stop driving under the influence, he may kill or injure an innocent person. People are killed by drunk drivers all the time and that has nothing to do with being a famous person in the entertainment industry.

2562 days ago
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QE2    

Multiple arrests/convictions for DUI are a serious problem in this country. I briefly met a guy I later learned had nine DUI convictions. He still had a work permit to drive. I later learned that the got number ten. Big surprise there.

It doesn't have anything to do with "forgiving" some actor. Although, for it's worth, Keifer, I forgive you. Just stay hot. And stay off the road.

2562 days ago
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SFMAC    

Kiefer, please...everyone knows you like your liquor..anyone see his movie with Rocko DeLuca ?? The whole movie took place in a pub the christmas tree jumping was priceless...however, Kiefer you can afford a car and driver, hell you can afford a helicopter to get you around...you are too classy for this behavior......

2562 days ago
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Marybeth Knight    

Well, they say for every time you get caught DUI, there's 500 more you don't. Praying for Kiefer...

2562 days ago
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Whatever    

I could give a rat's butt if Keifer is drunk, stoned, in rehab, or not. What I DO care about are these stupid celebrities, and other people, driving under the influence. CALL A CAB KIEFER!!! You drunk IDIOT.

2562 days ago
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