Sometimes, it's not the Britneys...sometimes, it's the quiet ones. I'm disappointed, as I'm a long-time fan of Kiefer Sutherland.
CTV.ca | Kiefer Sutherland arrested on drunk driving charges
Kiefer Sutherland arrested on drunk driving charges
LOS ANGELES -- Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland was arrested early Tuesday on misdemeanour drunk driving charges after failing a field sobriety test, police officials said.
The actor was pulled over at about 1:10 a.m. in West Los Angeles after officers spotted him making an illegal U-turn, said Officer Kevin Maiberger.
Sutherland, 40, tested over the state's legal blood alcohol limit of .08 per cent, and was arrested on a misdemeanour charge of driving under the influence, Officer Karen Smith said.
He was released around 4 a.m. after posting $25,000 bail, according to sheriff's department records.
Maiberger said Sutherland was scheduled to appear in court Oct. 16.
Sutherland won a best actor Emmy award last year for his performance on the Fox TV series "24.'' The series is set to return to the air in January.
Sutherland is the son of actor Donald Sutherland and actress Shirley Douglas. His grandfather is Tommy Douglas, the former Saskatchewan premier widely regarded as the father of Canadian medicare.