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Chris Klein to Judge -- I'm So Sorry

9/3/2010 2:37 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Chris Klein just pled no contest to one count of DUI and was sentenced to 96 hours in jail ... after apologizing for what he did.

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We got this pic of Klein at the courthouse this AM in connection with his June bust on an L.A. freeway where he was driving with a .24 -- three times over the legal limit.  He was driving at 3:00 AM with his dog in the vehicle.

Klein was sentenced to the minimum for a second DUI offender -- 96 hours in jail ... time he has already served. He could have received up to 1 year in jail, but the judge recognized he had taken steps to get better by checking into a rehab clinic where he stayed for two months.

Klein, who was in court with Blair Berk -- who seems to handle 90% of celebrity cases.  The judge also imposed 4 years probation and required Klein to drive a car with an alcohol interlock device.  And he must attend an alcohol ed program.

Klein said to the judge, "I apologize for my wrongdoing and I really appreciate the court giving me the opportunity to prove how seriously I took all of this."


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16.

Hime    

@5- It doesn't show that Judge Revel was harsh, it shows that other judges are too starstruck when dealing with celebrities.

You are a repeat DUI offender, your blood level is THREE times the limit. Tell me in which case, other than being a celebrity, you would only get three days of jail time? Remember, DUIs, unlike drug possession charges, actually ENDANGER the lives of others.

1481 days ago
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billy cema    

I don't think Katie was stolen by the gay midget.
But, Chris, alcohol has never lost a battle with alcoholics who continue to drink it.
Alcohol: Infinity! Alcoholics: 0!

1481 days ago
18.

Gigi    

Chris stood up and took his punishment, voluntarily went to rehab for 30 days, and when he felt he needed more help, he voluntarily did another 30 days. It takes guts to admit you have a problem and then do something about it. No his actions in the future will prove whether or not he truly does take the issue seriously. The problem with most Hollywood stars is that they refuse to admit they have a problem and then can't understand when they keep getting busted, they just think they are being picked on! Hang in there and good luck Chris!

1480 days ago
19.

lipstickchick    

No wonder he got drunk. It's about time Katie popped out another pod-child for Tom and they want matching DNA with Suri.

1480 days ago
20.

Diamond Girl    

I'm glad the judge recognized Chris' acknowledgment of not only the incident, but his drinking problem. He gets high marks for taking responsibility for his actions. Best of luck, Chris.

1479 days ago
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