Kevin Hart arrested on suspicion of drunk driving
Actor-comedian Kevin Hart was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving Sunday, according to the California Highway Patrol.
Around 4:30 a.m., the “Think Like a Man” actor was allegedly speeding down the westbound 101 Freeway in a black Mercedes SLS at 90 mph. A CHP statement said that the car was “driving erratic,” weaving across lanes and nearly collided with a gas tanker trunk. CHP officers pursued Hart, and he eventually pulled over at the Haskell Avenue exit.
“Mr. Hart had objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform the field sobriety tests,” the statement said.
Hart was arrested on suspicion of a DUI and was transported and booked into the LAPD’s Valley Jail in Van Nuys at 5:59 a.m, according to jail records. He was released on $5,000 bond at 1:19 p.m and faces a court date on May 9.
But the “Five-Year Engagement” and “Laugh at My Pain” actor didn’t seem too fazed by the incident.
“I was actually drunk, so there’s no arguing that,” Hart told TMZ as he was leaving jail.
He added that his girlfriend was with him during the incident, and cops said that he was resisting arrest when he asked for his wristwatch to be removed as they were handcuffing him.
Hart later took to Twitter to rehash the incident with some humor.
“When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said ‘WHY WASTE OUR TIME ... I’M DRUNK MAN,” Hart said (via CNN) in a tweet that has since been removed.
However, he quickly changed his tune.
“On some real ... drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid ... this!” he wrote, later adding, “This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t....everything happens for a reason....”
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