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Actor Christian Slater Gets Jail for Drunk Driving

Actor Christian Slater, who appeared in “Heathers” and “The Wizard,” pleaded no contest to his second drunken driving charge in two years and was sentenced to 10 days in jail.

Slater, 20, of Van Nuys, also was placed Monday on five years’ probation, got his driver’s license suspended for 18 months and was ordered to pay nearly $1,400 in fines and penalties.

Prosecutors agreed to drop charges of resisting arrest and battery on a police officer in exchange for his no-contest pleas before Municipal Court Judge David Kidney on charges of drunken driving and evading arrest.

Slater was arrested Dec. 29, 1989, after he led sheriff’s deputies on an early morning chase that began when deputies spotted his Saab Turbo 900 going 50 m.p.h. in a 35 m.p.h. zone and ended with the car crashing into two telephone poles.

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