Chris Kattan Charged with Drug DUI
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
February 28, 2014
Chris Kattan has been officially charged with driving under the influence of drugs following his arrest on February 10, with the maximum penalty for the first offense of DUI being six months in jail and a $1,000 fine, plus penalty assessments.
Earlier this month, Kattan, 43, reportedly crashed his car into a Department of Transportation maintenance truck on the 101 Freeway that was parked on the shoulder for maintenance work around 2 a.m., CBS Los Angeles reports.
The California Highway Patrol report also said that a woman had apparently called 911 to report that the comedian's Mercedes was "weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds."
Kattan was reportedly not injured in the crash, and was able to exit his car.
According to the CHP, he appeared to be impaired and was then taken into custody for driving under the influence and booked at Van Nuys Jail.
Chris Kattan responded to the incident via Twitter, citing "exhaustion" as the cause of the accident.
I just got back from a 15hr flight after touring out of the country. I was exhausted. The Police were so kind. I'm lucky nobody was hurt— Chris Kattan (@ChrisKattan) February 10, 2014
"Those concerned or just adding gossip: I'm fine, passed all tests, released without bail, have drivers license, cop offered to drive me home ... If you don't have something nice to say, don't say it at all," he also tweeted.
Kattan's case is set for arraignment on March 3, 2014 at the Van Nuys Courthouse.
Aside from his seven years on SNL, Kattan is best known for his roles in Corky Romano and A Night at the Roxbury.
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