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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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this isn't news it's gosip. the news has become so pathetic. is this really all they could find to write about??! all the news cares to do these days is break people down. why do you think so many actors are so messed up... people wont let them live in peace. so he got a dui i know thats bad but it's not like other people out there haven't done it to, and that didnt get splashed all over the news. all i'm saying is that these people need space and respect like everyone else. and for gods sake find a desent story i mean we're in a war its not like there is nothing going on in the world today!!!

2583 days ago

Sylvia Stap    

can't wait for the new season of 24 -
I love watching my Valley on tv - plus I always thought Keifer was amazing to watch - he can be good or bad, have small roles or play the lead - doesn't matter - he makes any movie he's in - love ya, babe!

2583 days ago

yo momma    

i hear superman wears jack bauer pajamas

2583 days ago

You Dont Know JACK    

OMG! You mean Keifer Sutherland is actually a real person like you and me? I think we all have made bad decisions at some point. Because he plays a role on TV does not make him any different than you or I. We all make mistakes ... sometimes we get caught.
This will have no effect on how Jack Bauer saves the world next season!!!

2583 days ago


He's been arrested many times, actually. Usually it doesn't wind up in the blogs.

What a waste of DNA he is. Poor Donald must be so embarrassed to have a loser like this for a son.

2583 days ago


P.S. He can't act his way out of a paper bag. Luckily for him, action movies/series do not require much acting ability. He did not inherit his father's talent.

2583 days ago


#24 - I understand why you say not to submit to those test...BUT in Florida, if you don't don't get a hardship driving license anymore - not even for work - you'll be bussing it!

2583 days ago

Jimmy Jam    

Where were these rediculous DUI laws following prohabition and the 50's and 60's.
Did anyone remember a cop dumping your drink and just telling you to go home. It has turned into a bigger money making industry for cities and states rather than a punishment.

2583 days ago


OK I am so over this Hollywood Star DUI's/ COME FOLKS YOU HAVE ENOUGH money to hire a chauffuer if ya wanna go out, that includes YOU NICOLE< PARIS< BRITNEY< LINDSEY and all the rest of the offenders, you dummies, your mom and dads did a terrible job raising you to know whats right and wrong !!! GUIDANCE you stupid parents, Britney, Paris, Lindsey and the rest of the dudes, you all did a LOUSY job raising your children. I BLAME all their troubles on their parents and not giving them the right tools to survivie in our world or at best to dam well intervene.

Kiefer you know better, no excuses. DUMB DUMB

2583 days ago


he'll get off easy

2583 days ago


JACK!!!!! NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wonder if he pulled a Jack escape? : )

2583 days ago


PDT, not PST
PDT = Pacific Daylight Time, which is observed from spring to fall (when clocks are turned ahead)
PST = Pacific Standard Time, which is observed from fall to spring (when clocks are turned back)

What is so hard about this concept?

2583 days ago


For someone with all that fame and fortune not to have a chauffeur drive them is a problem. GET HELP!

2583 days ago


I still think Kiefer is a great actor. He's got problems just like the rest of us. Only, he has money to solve his. Maybe now he will realize that he needs some help with his drinking. I hope the studio doesn't "86" him because they haven't been real happy with his drinking and driving. It was only a matter of time. If he takes the bull by the horn and admits he did wrong by drinking and driving he can still be the hero!!!
Hey, he has the "Lady of Guadualupe," on his arm and she will protect him. I honestly believe this is a sign to stop his drinking because I know several people who have been praying that he stops drinking because a lot of people's jobs are at stake! Kiefer is very well liked and has that special personality!!! Kiefer now go do what's right!

2583 days ago

shannon c keither    

well if he was truly drunk he should have not driven, I like him a lot and hope that if it was just a mistake that all will be ok. no one was hurt thank god and maybe next time he goes out he will just hire a driver or get a taxi. Happens to the best of us at one point and time, we think we are ok and we get home and say " why did I drive?"

2583 days ago
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