Comedian Kevin Hart Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI

By: CBS/AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
By: CBS/AP (Posted by Josh Mabry)
Authorities say actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway.

FILE - This April 8, 2013 file photo shows U.S. actor Kevin Hart posing for photographers during the MIPTV, world's audiovisual and digital content market in Cannes, southern France. Hart was arrested early Sunday April 14, 2013 on suspicion of drunken driving, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Philippe Farjon, file)

Authorities say actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs says Hart appeared intoxicated when he was pulled over before dawn Sunday on Highway 101 in Los Angeles.

Hart failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was released later Sunday after payment of a $5,000 bond.

Jacobs says the Mercedes was being driven erratically at over 90 mph and nearly slammed into a gas tanker.

A female passenger in Hart's car was sent home in a taxi.

Hart later addressed the incident on Twitter, writing that drinking and driving is "not a game or a laughing matter." He added: "This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't....everything happens for a reason...."

The 32-year-old starred in the 2011 stand-up comedy special "Laugh At My Pain" and has appeared in TV's "Undeclared" and in several movies. He also hosted the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.

A call to a spokesperson for Hart was not immediately returned.

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