Kiefer Sutherland will be a free man again by next Monday, January 21 when he's set to be released from jail after completing his 48 days behind bars for violating his probation and second DUI conviction.
The actor reportedly will be released from Los Angeles' Glendale City Jail on Monday morning and "be let out the front door just like everyone else," Officer John Balian said, adding that "I have no idea who'll be picking him up."
Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of misdemeanor driving under the influence September 25 in Hollywood after failing a field sobriety test with an alcohol-level three times above the legal limit. Taking into account that he was also on probation for another drink driving violation in 2004, Los Angeles prosecutor asked the court that he be sentenced to 18 days in jail in addition to 30 days for the latest charge.
Had his second misdemeanor charge, driving under the influence, being dropped, Sutherland however was ordered to attend an 18-months alcohol-education class and weekly alcohol-therapy session for six months in addition to the jail time.
Was ordered to serve his jail time by December 21 last year, Sutherland nevertheless began his term early on December 6, spent his birthday, Christmas, and New Year's Eve at the facility. The actor reportedly spent his days on laundry duty, and occasionally did clean-up work, such as emptying trash bins and mopping up.
"Throughout his stay, he never griped, never complained," Balian said further. "He never wanted preferential treatment from the get go, and we respect him for that."