Sutherland Sentenced to 48 Days on DUI Charge

He'll do the time during 24 production break
By Max Brallier,  Newser User
Posted Oct 10, 2007 4:23 AM CDT
This undated photo supplied by Fox Television show Kiefer Sutherland in the first part of the "24" two-hour season finale episode which aired on Fox on Monday, May 21,2007. (AP Photo/fFox Kelsey McNeal)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Actor Kiefer Sutherland was sentenced yesterday to 48 days in jail after pleading no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge. The Emmy Award-winning actor will begin serving his time in December during the winter production break for his hit TV show 24. He'll serve 30
days for the charge and an additional 18 for violating parole on an earlier bust for a similar violation.

Sutherland must serve all 48 days and is not eligible for monitoring at home with an ankle bracelet.  He must also attend six months of weekly alcohol-therapy sessions as well as enroll in an 18-month alcohol education class.