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Comedian Kevin Hart arrested on suspicion of DUI

Monday - 4/15/2013, 3:16pm  ET

FILE - This April 8, 2013 file photo shows U.S. actor Kevin Hart posing for photographers during the MIPTV, world's audiovisual and digital content market in Cannes, southern France. Hart was arrested early Sunday April 14, 2013 on suspicion of drunken driving, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Philippe Farjon, file)

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Authorities say comedian Kevin Hart was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs says Hart appeared intoxicated when he was pulled over before dawn Sunday on Highway 101 in Los Angeles.

Hart failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor DUI. He was released Sunday afternoon after payment of a $5,000 bond.

Jacobs says the Mercedes was being driven erratically at over 90 mph and nearly slammed into a gas tanker.

A female passenger in Hart's car was sent home in a taxi.

Hart starred in the 2011 stand-up special "Laugh At My Pain" and has appeared in TV's "Undeclared" and in several movies.

A call to a spokesperson for Hart was not immediately returned.


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