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.
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.