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Kiefer to Cop a Plea

10/9/2007 7:08 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

ExclusiveUPDATE: Kiefer has pled no contest to. Click here for more info.

TMZ has learned Kiefer Sutherland will plead no contest to DUI, and it's happening in a matter of minutes.

Sutherland was arrested on September 25th in L.A. and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI. Cops say Kiefer blew more than a .16, more than twice the legal limit.

Back in 2004, Sutherland plead no contest to DUI where he was driving with a .22 blood alcohol level. He was placed on five years probation. Today's plea deal means Sutherland is essentially admitting to a probation violation -- a violation that could land him in jail for up to a year and a half.

Interestingly, the judge in the 2004 case is Michael Sauer, famous for throwing the book at Paris Hilton. Sauer is on vacation today. Sutherland's mega-lawyer, Blair Berk, will go into another courtroom and a different judge will take the plea.

The judge will set a sentencing date today.

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Cynic    

Drunk-driving douche.

2480 days ago
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Sharona    

Just as I thought.......Paris was used as a media circus for the judge to show his authority..........No way should she have spent any time in jail........I bet Keifer doesn't spend any time in jail and he has been caught twice...........What a jerk for a judge...................Just a judge looking for some attention..........what a prick!

2480 days ago
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Cynic    

And it's "pleaded no contest", not "plead no contest", because the one and only past tense of "plead" is "pleaded".

2480 days ago
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Mystery Meat    

He will get a slap on the wrist like the rest of the Hollywood losers. Why are they wasting the taxpayers money on this?

2480 days ago
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Cynic    

He was busted four times, not two.

The first two were pleaded down to reckless driving, but they were originally DUIs. There were also two charges for illegally carrying weapons, which were dropped probably in exchange for the guilty plea.

2480 days ago
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Homer    

Sorry but even if this is Calif. and he is a celeb, he's going to jail.

2480 days ago
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Marlb Man    

Another Hollywood drunk that thinks he owns the world. What an ASS!! Have one af your cigs, A-hole.

2480 days ago
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Just wondering    

So, what is your problem TMZ? You haven't bashed Brit enough, now you will start in on Linds. Sorrry you haven't been able to send Brit over the edge? Maybe you can do that with Linds. I sure hope not.

You are a liar, Linds did NOT leave rehab early. Why do you guys always put this slant on females...are you all gay? It's ok it you are, just stop being so deadly...before the rest of us turn it in on you.

I hate the staff at TMZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Pure, complete...TRASH. Thanks Harvey. I'm very proud of you.

Who cares about Kiefer, he is certainly old enough to know better. If he doesn't...tough.

2480 days ago
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Tango    

Good for you Keif - at least your not making a spectacle of the system, or blaming the incident on "something" - take it on the chin and get on with your life.

2480 days ago
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cammy    

I for one hope the judge madates rehab and not prison. Alcholism is not a crime but a sickness. I hope he gets help before it's too late.

2480 days ago
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Cynic    

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Cynic    

P.S. Paris deserved her sentence, Lindsay ought to be behind bars, and Kiefer will deserve far more than he gets.

2480 days ago
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Cynic    

Didn't Kiefer already go through that court-ordered alcoholism treatment stuff like four times? Proof that "rehab" is complete and utter bull.

2480 days ago
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faghag    

Can any atty. that deals with dui`s in L.A. tell us how much time he is likely to do? On average?

2480 days ago
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Anon    

Total B.S. Once again, here are the facts surrounding Hilton's sentencing, which she deserved. By the way other judges have stated that Sauer did "not throw the book at Hilton." I'm really beginning to think that Harvey is on the Hilton payroll:

The judge sentenced her as a result of a sequence of events: 1) Reckless driving due to alcohol; she was pulled over for driving erratically, 2) caught driving on a suspended license; 3) driving a second time on a suspended license at 70 mph in a 35 mph zone with her car lights turned off (she was sober that time btw) plus violating her probation for the reckless driving due to alcohol conviction; 4) violating the other terms of her probation, and 5) refusing to take responsibility for her actions in front of the judge.

2480 days ago
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