Kiefer Sutherland Sentenced To 48 Days In Jail; Checks In Wednesday Night
First Published: December 5, 2007 11:08 PM EST Credit:
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Kiefer Sutherland was sentenced to 48 days in jail on Wednesday.
A public information officer for the Glendale Police Dept confirmed to Access Hollywood that Kiefer Sutherland was booked into the Glendale City Jail on Wednesday night.
Sutherland will serve 30 days for a DUI charge stemming from September 2007 and 18 days for violating probation on a 2004 DUI, Nick Velasquez, spokesman for the LA City Attorney’s Office confirmed to Access Hollywood.
His request to serve his time at the Glendale city jail was granted and he was ordered to complete the sentence by March 30 ssistant City Attorney Dan Jeffries said.
“Kiefer made the decision to surrender to custody immediately,” his attorney, Blair Berk, told The Associated Press.
He could have waited as late as Feb. 12.
Sutherland will not receive early release or be given time off for good behavior.
The “24” star will also spend five years on probation, pay a $510 fine, complete an 18-month alcohol education program and attend weekly alcohol therapy sessions for six months.
In October, Sutherland’s lawyers worked out the actor’s plea agreement with the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office.
Sutherland, the star of Fox drama “24” was stopped by police after making an illegal U-Turn in West LA on the morning of September 25. Sutherland was arrested after he tested above .08 and released after posting $25,000 bail.
Sutherland previously issued a statement over the incident.
“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 on ‘24’ and at 20th Century Fox. I appreciate the support and concern that has been extended to me these last weeks both personally and professionally,” his statement read.
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