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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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106.

jim    

Once an addict, always an addict.

2548 days ago
107.

AndreaCR    

#91 Tracie: YES!!! Thank you!!! My point exactly!!!! Get over it people! Kiefer is a good guy and we all make mistakes! I am soo mad about this! All this BIG DEAL out of a U-turn!

2548 days ago
108.

sam    

Nothing changes the fact that he was drunk. He could have killed one of you're kids. He was lucky this time. You two sound like two old drunks trying to justify that your actions.

No sympathy for drunks that drive!

2548 days ago
109.

:[    

CELEBRITIES ARE SOOOOOOOO STUPID!!! DO THEY NOT LEARN FROM ONE ANOTHERS' MISTAKES? JESUS. FIRST BABIES WERE A TREND, THEN RELIGION WAS A TREND, THEN SEXUALITY, AND NOW DRUNK DRIVING. STOP BEING SHEEP!!! STOP BEING STUPID!!!

2548 days ago
110.

Kara    

Why Drink and Drive..You would think these people would realize, YOU CANT DRINK & DRIVE in Hollywood these days...Call a Cab, Hire a Limo....I cant believe ho stupid these TV and Movie People are....

2548 days ago
111.

Switch    

Damn these actors look so much regular size on camera. instead hollywood is a little people.

2548 days ago
112.

Switch    

*all

2548 days ago
113.

Buster    


It is obvious many of you don't have a clue how blood alcohol levels work...go to this site for great info. You can plug in your weight, hours drinking and amount consumed and see what your BAC would be.

http://www.ou.edu/oupd/bac.htm

All those saying how stupid people are to drink and drive, agreed. The problem is, that after only a couple drinks, the part of your brain that controls your judgment goes to sleep.


2548 days ago
114.

leggs    

Good news, no one was injured. Bad news, Kiefers' every move will be scrutinized
until the next famousperson is arrested. Famouspeople lose their privacy, and that's a penalty in itself! So it was bad judgement not to use a driver last night. So what. We've all had some form of bad judgement, we just haven't had our photos plastered across the news. Stay cool Kiefer~

2548 days ago
115.

This is sad    

who cares

2548 days ago
116.

Get Real    

So not a big deal ppl. Hundreds of DUIs in LA every night. People make mistakes.

2547 days ago
117.

Nance72    

Ok, like many other have said before me-- TAKE A CAB, DUDE!!!! I mean, I am FAR from wealthy and anytime I go out drinking, I just take a cab home! And if I can manage to aford it, than by all means Hollywood stars like Kiefer Sutherland, Nicole Ritchie, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Tracey Morgan, Wentworth Miller, Lindsay Lohan, DIana Ross, (the list goes on and on and ON!) can certainly afford one! No one is saying you can't have a good time but my gawd people! How stupid to risk you life, the lives of others, and your careers! Idiotic!

2547 days ago
118.

crazysexycool    

Kiefer Sutherland needs to do the five days in jail. It's the only thing that's going to wake his ass up to the reality that he's powerless to the booze. I'm glad he didn't kill himself or someone else, because he's a fantastic actor and smokin' hot on top of that. Still, it's his second arrest for this, and that judge should toss his sexy ass in jail. Then, when he gets out, he needs to run, not walk, to AA or some other type of rehab program.

2547 days ago
119.

Julie Anne    

I still love him!

2547 days ago
120.

lissasusan    

I realize that "STARS" are unique and in the past have gotten away with many illegal maneuvers. However, why is it that everyone single one of them are now, to me, singled out and a night of being out with your friends becomes a horror story. Believe me, there is right and wrong, but it appearst that it's a prize to clock them whenever/however???

2547 days ago
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