Kiefer Sutherland Wasted in L.A.

1/11/2012 2:40 PM PST

Kiefer Sutherland -- Drunk In L.A.

Kiefer Sutherland took happy hour to the extreme Tuesday ... boozing his face off at a downtown L.A. bar ... so much so he needed nearby pedestrians for support.

Kiefer -- who has been twice-convicted of DUI  -- did not break the law.  In fact, the bar manager at King Eddy Saloon says Kiefer himself realized he had too much J&B scotch and cut himself off.

K.S. wasn't driving ... he left that to his bodyguard. We contacted Kiefer's rep -- so far, no comment.