Kevin Hart sentenced to three years probation in DUI case
City News Service | 8/5/2013, 5:53 p.m.
Comedian Kevin Hart pleaded no contest today to one count of driving with a blood alcohol concentration of .08 or higher and was sentenced to three years probation.
Hart — whose movie “Let Me Explain” has grossed $32 million since its July 3 release — was also fined $390 and ordered to complete three months of alcohol education courses, according to City Attorney’s Office spokesman Frank Mateljan, who said it was a standard sentence for a first-time DUI offender.
A second identical count against Hart was dropped in exchange for his plea.
The “Laugh At My Pain” funny man and “Real Husbands of Hollywood” actor was seen driving erratically at speeds up to 90 mph on the Ventura (101) Freeway around 4:30 a.m. on April 14, according to reports by TMZ.com.
California Highway Patrol officials told TMZ.com that Hart nearly crashed into a gas tanker truck before he was pulled over.
Visibly intoxicated, Hart failed field sobriety tests and was jailed in Van Nuys for about seven hours before being released, according to TMZ.com and Sheriff’s Department records.