"24" Endangered by Sutherland's DUI Arrest
The production on FOX's Emmy-winning, but troubled drama "24" which finally began after two delays a couple of weeks ago, may be endangered once again if the show star Kiefer Sutherland is sent to prison, following his DUI arrest on Tuesday morning which violates his 5-year probation stemming from an earlier arrest. Check out the pics of the star taken at a FOX party hours before the arrest, after the jump.
As Hollywood trade press reports, Sutherland drove straight from the set of "24" to the party, which took place at hotspot Area celebrating the launch of FOX's fall season, and was offered a company limo service but declined.
He was then arrested early Tuesday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. He tested over the state's legal blood alcohol limit of 0.08% and is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 16.
Sutherland is scheduled to continue his work on "24" today, so his 3-hour stay in jail on Tuesday morning did not affect the production. The actor however faces a maximum sentence of one year in jail as well as additional trouble for violating his probation from a similar 2004 conviction.
Time will tell if his legal problems affect the already troubled production of "24."