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Actor Kiefer Sutherland Arrested on Drunken Driving Charges


Kiefer Sutherland was arrested early Tuesday on misdemeanor drunk driving charges after reportedly failing a field sobriety test.

Officer Kevin Maiberger says the 40-year-old star of the TV series 24 was pulled over at about 1:10 a.m. in West Los Angeles after officers spotted him making an illegal U-Turn. Officer Karen Smith says Sutherland tested over California's legal blood alcohol limit of .08 percent, and was arrested on a misdmeanor charge of driving under the influence.

Sheriff's Department records indicate he was released around 4:00 a.m. after posting $25,000 bail.

Maiberger says Sutherland faces an October 16 court date. Keifer Sutherland last year won a best actor Emmy Award for his starring role in the FOX series 24. The series is set to return to the air in January.

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