'Nick & Norah's' Star Arrested TWICE in 12 HOURS Alleged Girl Beating & DUI

12/29/2013 12:40 AM PST

'Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist' Star Rafi Gavron -- Arrested TWICE in 12 HOURS


"Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist" star Rafi Gavron -- who played the gay singer in Michael Cera's band -- is going for some kind of arrest record ... because TMZ has learned, he was recently arrested TWICE in 12 hours.

We're told Gavron was first arrested by LAPD around noon Dec 15 for DUI.  He was released 12 hours later and immediately arrested again on suspicion of domestic violence.

Law enforcement sources say Gavron was accused of striking a girl in the face and stomach, then taking off in the girl's car. 

The domestic violence incident supposedly happened BEFORE the DUI arrest, but cops weren't able to immediately locate him ... until he ended up in the slammer for drunk driving.  When the jail door opened, Gavron was busted again.

In all, Gavron's been charged with 4 felonies ... dissuading a witness from reporting a crime, false imprisonment by violence, domestic violence and unlawful taking of a car.  The City Attorney will decide whether to charge him with DUI.

Calls to the actor's reps weren't returned.