"American Pie" star Chris Klein arrested for drunk driving

08:53, June 17, 2010      

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Actress Ginnifer Goodwin and Chris Klein pose at the Women in Film 2008 Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills, California June 17, 2008. (Xinhua/Agencis Photo)


Actor Chris Klein was arrested early Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving, the Los Angeles Times reported on its website.

Klein, 31, best known for his role in the "American Pie" comedies, was taken into custody about 3:15 a.m. local time, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

Officers pulled Klein over after they spotted his black 1999 Chevrolet Blazer weaving across three lanes of traffic on the westbound 101 Freeway at Woodman Avenue, Kimball said.

Klein's blood-alcohol measured more than 0.20 percent -- well above the state's 0.08-percent threshold for drunken driving, TMZ. com, the first news outlet which broke the story, reported on its website.

The actor was booked at the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys station for driving under the influence of alcohol and released without bail. This was the actor's second arrest in the past six years on the same charge, TMZ.com reported.

Klein won acclaim for his role in 1999's "Election" and later played the character Oz in the "American Pie" comedies. He's also known as former boyfriend of actress Katie Holmes, who married actor Tom Cruise in 2006.

Source: Xinhua

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