Klein Facing Jail Over DUI Misdemeanours

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June 28, 2010 | 5:25pm EST

American Pie star Chris Klein has been formally charged with two misdemeanors stemming from his recent arrest for drunk driving.
The actor’s car was pulled over by police in Los Angeles on 16 June and he was taken into custody after he was found to be almost three times over the legal limit.

He was released on $25,000 bail and subsequently checked himself into rehab at the Cirque Lodge in Utah to seek treatment for alcohol addiction. The DUI arrest was his second in five years; he was previously busted on a similar charge in 2005.

On Monday, the Los Angeles City Attorney’s office announced he had been charged with driving under the influence with a prior conviction and driving with a .08 blood alcohol level or higher.

If he is found guilty, Klein will have to serve a mandatory minimum of four days in a county jail, but he could be sentenced to up to a year behind bars. He is due to be arraigned on 9 July, according to TMZ.com.