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Kiefer Sutherland

Popped for DUI

9/25/2007 2:13 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF


Kiefer SutherlandJack Bauer isn't untouchable after all.

TMZ has learned that "24" star Kiefer Sutherland was busted on suspicion of DUI in West Hollywood last night, after allegedly blowing more than twice the legal limit of .08. This is the actor's second DUI in the past five years -- he was arrested in 2004. By California law, if he's convicted, he must serve a mandatory minimum of five days in jail.

Police sources tell TMZ 40-year-old Sutherland was pulled over around 1:35 AM PST on the corner of La Cienega and Beverly. Sutherland was at the FOX Fall Eco-Casino party at Area nightclub earlier that evening. The photo in this story was taken at the event.



Sutherland, who was stopped after making an illegal U-turn, was arrested for misdemeanor DUI and transported to the Hollywood Police station. He was booked at 4:09 AM and released at 5:42 AM on $25,000 bail.

We're told Sutherland was "cooperative and mellow" while he was in custody.

According to the L.A. Sheriff's Dept. website, the actor is 5'10" and weighs 150 lbs.

Sutherland is scheduled to face a judge on October 16.

A rep for Sutherland told TMZ "It would be premature to comment at this time."

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16.

Steve C    

Jack Bauer will prevail!

2530 days ago
17.

The Marian Movement    

Hope the Police were quiet on the set.

2530 days ago
18.

offended    

Certainly a television star of his stature can afford a driver for a night. I just don't get it. I am a man of much much less means than Sutherland, that likes to imbibe from time to time. If I have to go out, I make arrangements, so that I don't have to drive. It can be as simple as getting dropped off by a friend and having cash and a phone number of a taxi co. handy. Certainly a man of 40 would have learned this by now.

2530 days ago
19.

cant believe im on tmz    

the man can function on anything. dont you remember season three when he still had the heroin addiction. he drove all day long!

2530 days ago
20.

Kobe_No_Means_No    

It would be an honor to die by getting run-over by Jack Baur's car.

2530 days ago
21.

James    

This is getting ridiculous. As a general rule, the police will arrest you late at night with ANY alcohol on your breath. Just to be safe. Yea, some people that DUI's deserve them, but some others have those (3) beers and they are .08. The public has no way to determine what their BAC level is. Best to not drink anything and drive.

2530 days ago
22.

repulsed    

5' 10" and 150 lbs.? Sounds like he's a little sucked up on speed and trying to come down using the booze, huh?

2530 days ago
23.

BubbleGutsMike    

I wonder if Chloe bailed him out

2530 days ago
24.

KAT    

KIEFER I WANT TO DRINK WITH YOU

2530 days ago
25.

jonathan    

do these guys not have money for a limo?...actors ain't the smartest bunch.

2530 days ago
26.

Flake    

Call CTU and have the blue prints downloaded to his PDA....

2530 days ago
27.

SHIA'S BIGGEST FAN    

I agree with Mitchell, these stars have enough money to get a taxi or someone to drive them when they have to much to drink. Too much money and no common sense. I would call my driver and say "hey I am wasted could ya pick me up" and spare getting a DUI

2530 days ago
28.

Glisten Garbor    

Actors have been drunk driving since the dawn of Hollywood..How come the police are just arresting them now?

2530 days ago
29.

notaceleb    

I DON'T DRINK. BUT, UNLESS THESE PEOPLE ARE FALLING DOWN DRUNK ALL THE TIME, LEAVE THEM ALONE. KIEFER SUTHERLAND DOESN'T SEEM TO BE THAT, THOUGH HE'S IN A LITTLE BIT OF TROUBLE. HOWEVER, I WISH THESE PEOPLE WOULD BE BRIGHT ENOUGH TO HIRE A DRIVER. EVEN DANNY DEVITO IS SMART ENOUGH FOR THAT. GO FIGURE.

2530 days ago
30.

Glisten Garbor    

Yah too bad jurors on celebrity trials (SPECTOR) aren't as diligent as the police.

2530 days ago
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