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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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31.

Sharona    

I don't criticize the celebrities for drinking...even though I don't.....but if they are a REAL celebrity they have the means and money to hire chauffeurs...if they can't then they are not a REAL celebrity...just a STUPID person!!!

2399 days ago
32.

death on a cracker    

whats wrong with kids these days... he is the next paris hilton.

2399 days ago
33.

Glisten Garbor    

On August 8, 1991, Gary Oldman was arrested for drunk driving in L.A. and released on bail the next morning. His passenger in the car was his friend and fellow actor Kiefer Sutherland.

2399 days ago
34.

bayouman    

Two words for Hollywood Celebs:

Designated Driver

2399 days ago
35.

Liz Garcia    

Kiefer, dont screw up. you have a great career going. it's not worth the drink.

2399 days ago
36.

Lindsay    

jack bauer is unbreakable. he will get through it.

2399 days ago
37.

Forte    

This is Jack we are talking about here. He is capable of doing anything so what if hes a alittle drunk while driving, the man was a heroin addict and saved the country numerious times.

2399 days ago
38.

dumpling    

Getting a DUI isn't the worst thing to happen. Having an accident and maybe killing someone would be worse.

Don't be disappointed in him. Hopefully he'll learn his lesson.

On top of that, I'm thoroughly bummed that I weigh as much as he does and I'm only 5'5".

2399 days ago
39.

Glisten Garbor    

Some of these 80 actors have really found the niche in televison.., Spader, Sutherland, Rob Lowe..doesn't anyone want to hire that cutie pie Andrew McCarthy?

2399 days ago
40.

notaceleb    

SORRY, repulsed #18: I WAS AT ABOUT 5'11" AND 155LBS. MOST OF HIGH SCHOOL, AND WITH NO EATING DISORDERS. I'VE NEVER TAKEN DRUGS AND DON'T WANT TO, NOR DID I PARTY IN HIGH SCHOOL.

2399 days ago
41.

lou sloan    

Hey Kiefer get your Act together ilike you too much in 24

lou sloan

2399 days ago
42.

Omar    

Jack Bauer does what he pleases, he's got stress, hell most of China wants to kill him and his daughter thought he was dead.

But in all seriousness he made an illegal U turn, I don't know if signs were there or not and he tested over the limit. Lets hope this is all handled with some dignity and not turned into some circus.

2399 days ago
43.

mscsrrr.com, (On Britney Spears)    

I am baffled by the mentality of these actors, actresses and celebs that are often being busted for DUI, as well as drug addiction and abuse.

They know they are public figures and so the public would always hold them at a higher stand. This should be the reason why they must always strive to behave themselves.

But instead what we read about them all the time is how irresponsible and naughty they are.

They have money and can afford to hire a chauffeur or a driver or a limo to drive them to and back from the bars where they go to drink.

There is no reason why they should be DUI.

For this reason, the law should treat them more harshly than the average citizen to set an example.

DUI can be dangerous because it can destroy innocent lives.

Hollywood should stop giving acting roles to actors, actresses and celebs who continuously drive while intoxicated or abuse drugs and people should start boycotting their movies and TV shows and stop fawning over them to send strong messages to these brainless twits that their irresponsible behaviors are dangerous and unacceptable.

It is bad enough how they make millions of dollars (that they don't deserve), acting in movies and TV shows that glorify violence, murder, sexual depravity, war, racism, homosexuality, bestiality, necrophilia, sado-masochism and every type of immorality and decadence that pollute and destroy the sanity of the society. To be driving under influence is like adding salt to the injury and rubbing our noses to it and this should stop.

2399 days ago
44.

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What is wrong with these people? I mean they have so many advantages and they do nothing but screw up. How can they be so selfish even with them selves in life.

Hollywood is full of waste!!!

2399 days ago
45.

tommy1note    

Question is why was bail set at 25K? DUI suspects are normally released OR even if a second offense. Must be more to the story.

2399 days ago
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