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Comedian Kevin Hart arrives at the premiere of Open Road Films' "A Haunted House" at the Arclight Theatre on January 3, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.
Comedian Kevin Hart has taken to Twitter to tell his followers about his run in with police Saturday night. Hart was arrested early Sunday morning 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.
The comedian tweeted to his fans, telling them he admitted to police that he was drunk when they pulled him over, and saying he would take the night in jail as a 'wake up call'.
This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't....everything happens for a reason....— Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 14, 2013
Hart failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor DUI. He was held on 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.