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Kiefer Sutherland sentenced to 48 days in jail for DUI

The "24" actor Kiefer Sutherland was sent and begun serving 48-day jail sentence for his second DUI.

Kiefer Sutherland sentenced to 48 days in jail for DUI Kiefer Sutherland, playing Jack Bauer in the hit series "24", was handed down a 48-day sentence, after pleading guilty to his second drink-driving offence in three years. Sutherland was already on probation for another DUI in 2004 and pleaded no contest to the driving under the influence charge this year. Kiefer Sutherland was pulled over on September 25th and was at least twice over the .08 blood alcohol content legal limit. On Wednesday the judge gave him 48 days in the slammer - 30 days for the DUI and 18 days for probation violation. Sutherland will also pay $510 fine, get another 5 years probation and is required to attend 18-month alcohol-education class.

 Kiefer Sutherland will serve his sentence in the Glendale City Jail in Los Angeles, a minimum security jail, classified as an “inmate worker” and will be required to perform duties in the laundry room and help prepare food for inmates in the kitchen area, according to reports. Although the jail has overcrowding problems, early release of Jack Bauer will not be considered, although he will get his own jail-cell. Sutherland reported to the jail immediately after his sentencing, although he was ordered to serve his sentence in full before March 30, which means he could have waited until as late as February 12th to surrender to the Glendale City Jail. “I’m very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited recently, and I’m deeply sorry for the disappointment and distress this has caused my family, friends and co-workers,” Kiefer Sutherland said after the DUI sentence.

 Published on 12/06/2007

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