Chris Kattan Hits Parked Truck, Charged With DUI
'SNL' alum was allegedly under the influence of drugs
By Evann Gastaldo, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 10, 2014 9:40 AM CST
In this April 23, 2008 file photo, actor Chris Kattan attends the opening night of the Tribeca Film Festival with the world premiere of "Baby Mama" in New York.   (AP Photo/Evan Agostini, file)

(Newser) Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was arrested early today on suspicion of DUI after crashing his Mercedes into a parked maintenance truck on California's 101 freeway. A woman called 911 around 2am to report a Mercedes "weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds," officials tell CBS Los Angeles. Kattan allegedly crossed into a closed portion of the freeway (which was clearly marked with cones and flashing signs, NBC Los Angeles reports) and collided with the Department of Transportation vehicle near where a road crew was working, but no one, including Kattan, was injured.

Kattan failed a sobriety test, according to the California Highway Patrol; he was arrested and booked at the Van Nuys Jail. TMZ reports that he allegedly confessed to being under the influence of prescription drugs.

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Feb 11, 2014 7:28 AM CST
This is probably the only reason you'll ever hear about Chris Kattan in the news. It's like when a radio report begins, "99-year-old silent film legend Gern Wahoo McGlenddon..." well, you know that good ole' Gern bought the farm.
Feb 11, 2014 4:13 AM CST
This is not funny anymore. On the same day six lives are wiped out by a drunk driver. Lock them up for five years on the first offense and let's see if they think about driving drunk again.
Feb 10, 2014 7:05 PM CST
I think we're parked, man