Klein Blasted By Animals Rights Group Over DUI

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June 16, 2010 | 8:50pm EST

American Pie star Chris Klein has been slammed by officials of a leading animals rights group for driving under the influence (DUI) – with a dog in his car.
The actor was pulled over by police on Wednesday morning. He failed a field sobriety test and then hit the headlines.

But it’s what cops found in the vehicle that have animal rights activists fuming – and officials at the In Defense of Animals organisation are unimpressed with his irresponsible conduct.

A spokesperson for the group tells TMZ.com, “By choosing to drive under the influence with his dog in the car, Chris not only put innocent drivers in danger, but broke a promise to be a protector and guardian to his pet.”