News: Funny Man Kevin Hart Avoids Major Jail Time, Cuts Deal Over Arrest
Monday, Aug 5, 2013 6:00PM
Popular comedian Kevin Hart does not have to worry about spending any time behind bars in the immediate future months after being arrested on a driving under the influence charge last spring.
According to reports, Hart has received a three-year probation and mandatory alcohol education classes following a publicized April arrest.
Kevin Hart will NOT sport an orange jumpsuit anytime soon -- the comedian cut a deal following his high speed DUI arrest. TMZ broke the story ... Kevin was charged with two counts of DUI stemming from his April bust, after cops say he flew down an LA highway at 90 MPH, almost crashed into a gas tanker and then bombed a field sobriety test. We're told his BAC was almost TWICE the legal limit -- .15. Kevin just pled no contest to one count of DUI -- driving with a blood alcohol content of .08 or higher -- in exchange the other count was dropped. Kevin was sentenced to 3 years probation and 3 months of alcohol education classes. (TMZ)
The comedian's arrest turned into a hot topic around mid-spring.
Los Angeles traffic police arrested the stand-up comic on "suspicion" of drunken driving early Sunday. They observed him speeding down a freeway at 90 mph in his black Mercedes, weaving across traffic lanes and almost running into a gas tanker truck, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement. When patrol officers pursued him, he took an off ramp and pulled over, police said. (CNN)
Hart received a sobriety test, which he failed, and found himself in handcuffs.
Kevin Hart isn't laughing about this. The California Highway Patrol confirms to E! News that the comedian was arrested under suspicion of DUI around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after officers spotted Hart driving erratically at a high rate of speed and witnessed him almost colliding with a gas tanker truck. He was pulled over after failing a field sobriety test and was arrested. (Today)
Shortly after his arrest, the comedian posted bail and escaped the jail scene.
Hart was taken into custody thereafter. By 6 am he was given a DUI misdemeanor charge. The actor posted a $5000 bond. By Sunday morning, Hart was released. Reports claim that Hart allegedly was given a second charge as well. (LA Late)