(AFP) – Sep 25, 2007
LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Actor Kiefer Sutherland was arrested on suspicion of drunk-driving in Los Angeles early Tuesday, police confirmed.
Sutherland, best known as terrorist-fighting special agent Jack Bauer in hit TV show "24," was taken into custody after being stopped in West Hollywood at around 1:10 am (0800 GMT), a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said.
Reports said Sutherland was stopped after making an illegal U-turn.
The actor was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence at the Hollywood Station and released at around 6:00 am on 25,000 dollars bail.
According to celebrity website TMZ.com, the arrest is the second time Sutherland has been stopped for drunk-driving following an arrest in 2004. Under California law if Sutherland is convicted he must serve a mandatory minimum of five days in jail.
Sutherland's arrest came on a day when he was due to be honored by the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists at an afternoon ceremony at the Canadian Consul General's home in Los Angeles.
Sutherland, the son of Canadian actor Donald Sutherland and singer Shirley Douglas, was born in Los Angeles but moved to Toronto with his family at the age of 10.
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