Kiefer Sutherland Being Booked on DUI Charges

December 06, 2007 02:46:55 GMT

Kiefer Sutherland has been booked at the Glendale City Jail and is currently being processed due to his DUI arrest in September.


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Decided to serve his jail time earlier than its initial date, which is December 21, Kiefer Sutherland will serve his 48 days at the Glendale City Jail, it has been reported. The actor, accompanied by his lawyer, appeared in court on Wednesday, December 5 for the sentencing.

Assistant City Attorney Dan Jeffries said a Superior Court judge ordered that the actor serves 48 days in Glendale city jail and must complete the sentence before March 30 next year.

Words surface by the hour that Sutherland is currently being processed. He, according to TMZ.com, is wearing slacks and a collared shirt before then being searched, has a booking photo taken and be placed in a holding cell, awaiting cell assignment.

Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence on September 25 in Hollywood after failing a field sobriety test with an alcohol-level three times above the legal limit. He was already on probation for a 2004 drunken driving arrest at that time. He was charged with two misdemeanor counts; driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level over the legal limit.

His lawyer, entered the guilty plea on behalf of the star, said in October that a second misdemeanor charge, driving under the influence, was dropped. As part of the arrangement, Sutherland will have to attend an 18-month alcohol-education class and weekly alcohol-therapy session for six months. He, additionally, is also sentenced to five years probation.

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