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Chris Klein -- THREE Times Too Drunk to Drive

6/28/2010 3:40 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The L.A. City Attorney has just charged "American Pie" actor Chris Klein with two misdemeanor counts of DUI stemming from his June 16 arrest ... and TMZ has learned his blood alcohol level was THREE TIMES the legal limit.

Chris Klein

Officials tell us Klein was charged with one count of DUI with a prior ... and one count of driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher. And boy was he higher ...

Law enforcement sources tell us Klein took two breathalyzer tests on the morning he was arrested ... registering a .22 and a .24. The latter is THREE TIMES the legal limit.

If convicted, Klein faces a mandatory minimum of 96 hours in county jail -- but could be sentenced to serve up to one year behind bars.  He could also be ordered to pay a $1,000 fine plus some serious penalties.

0628_klein_smallAs we first reported, Klein was arrested on June 16 when a CHP officer noticed his car swerving on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles at 3:13 AM ... with his dog in the car.

Klein has since checked into a rehab clinic in Utah.

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electriczipper    

96 hours ,,what the hell is that??

1514 days ago
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G.R.    

Oh come on. Get real. He is a celeb in L.A., He will serve no time and just get community service or something pathetic. There is no law for celebs in L.A..

1514 days ago
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please    

Those test are very inaccurate.

1514 days ago
4.

Superman    

96 hours?!?!? That's IT?!?!?! One year in jail should be the minimum along with daily AA meetings. Just think if he hit somebody while driving drunk.



Man, if you want to get away with murder, then just hit the person with your car, drink a bottle of whiskey, and wait for the police to say you were drunk.

1514 days ago
5.

Muppet    

The average Joe would be serving time already, no questions asked. Celebrity justice = No justice!!

1514 days ago
6.

c    

Isn't this site supposed to be for celeb news? What's that loser has-been doing on here? He's not even fit to be on the Z list anymore.

1514 days ago
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RDOG    

Tough times for Celebs.....He should learn what its like behind bars and either realize he has a problem or should do the time....I did the rehab (for no jail time) bit and it only got worse....Put his ass with some criminals and I promise he will wake up and realize how good he has it......PS...get over Katie Holmes bro

1514 days ago
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Paradise    

I really think Suri is his. I see more of him then Tom.

1514 days ago
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store.mysurface.org    

hopefully he has to go through the whole "California Cycle" 3X !?!?!?



idiot.

1514 days ago
10.

kitty    

I just wanted to to tell you Cris, I got A DUI in 2006. Trust me things will get better, you have to make them happen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1514 days ago
11.

Lynn    

I would bet he's suri real dad. They sure do look a lot a like.

1514 days ago
12.

jmak10    

Throw is sorry ass in jail for christ sake, he is nothing and it's time for these celebrities to be taught a lesson. Enough of the slap on the wrist crap. Rehab is a cop-out for this moron. Grow some balls and take responsibility for your actions. Katie Holmes sure knew what she was doing when she dumped your sorry ass.

1514 days ago
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ohlalalalala    

3rd time DUI? should be in jail longer..obviusly he won't ever learn his lesson...He is a danger to the society! Go to rehab loser!

1514 days ago
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Seriously    

Lindsay Lohan has done way worse, and has never served any time in jail. Give the guy a break. It's his 2nd, not his 3rd, and it looks like he's taking it seriously. I know people who have had 2 DUI's and who are NOT celebrities, and they only get 4 days in jail as well, so there's no special treatment going on. Relax, people.

1514 days ago
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Darlene    

Oh well!

1514 days ago
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