“Former Saturday Night Live” star Chris Kattan was charged for DUI, stemming from his arrest two weeks ago when he crashed into a parked vehicle on a Los Angeles freeway.
The 43-year-old comedian and actor will be arraigned on March 3, with insiders revealing Kattan was impaired by drugs. Prescription or illegal?
Prosecutors filed one count of Driving Under The Influence Of Drugs, a representative for the City Attorney’s office stated.
The charge is a first offense, which could result in a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
Kattan crashed into a Department Of Transportation vehicle that was parked behind cones on the side of the 101 freeway in the San Fernando Valley, causing severe damage to his Mercedes-Benz. Thankfully no one was injured.
Kattan blamed exhaustion for his erratic behavior, tweeting after his release from jail, “I just got back from a 15hr (hour) flight after touring out of the country. I was exhausted. The Police were so kind. I’m lucky nobody was hurt.”
He adds, “I passed all tests, released without bail, have drivers license, cop offered to drive me home”.
The incident occurred at 1 am. Police were called after a woman noticed another car was weaving and driving at a slow speed.
Chris Kattan was told to walk a straight line and stumbled after just a few steps. He waved his hands and nearly fell over, with an officer helping to steady him.
Kattan was then arrested and booked into the Van Nuys jail.
Chris is known for being on “Saturday Night Live” from 1996 to 2003, especially remembered as “Mango”.
He also starred alongside Will Ferrell in the 1998 film “A Night at the Roxbury.”
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