With refreshing candor, comedian/ actor Kevin Hart admits that yes, he was in fact drunk when he was pulled over by cops in Los Angeles early Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving, and that “it’s not a game or a laughing matter,” and RadarOnline.com has the details.
Police observed Hart, 32, driving erratically down a freeway at 90 mph in his black Mercedes, weaving across traffic lanes and almost hitting a gas tanker truck, the California Highway Patrol said in a statement.
When patrol officers pursued him, he exited an off ramp and pulled over to the side of the road, authorities said.
"Mr. Hart had objective signs of intoxication and was unable to perform the field sobriety tests," the statement read.
Later, in a rather unusual move, Hart took to Twitter to admit his transgression, writing: "When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said 'WHY WASTE OUR TIME ... I'M DRUNK MAN.
"Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid ... this!," he added, before ending with: "This is a wakeup call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't ... everything happens for a reason."
Police booked him into jail and held him on a $5,000 bond.
The native Philadelphian started as a standup comedian whose first real break came in 2000 when he was cast by Judd Apatow for a recurring role on the TV series Undeclared. The series lasted only one season, but it led to other roles in movies like Think Like A Man, The Five-Year Engagement, Scary Movie 3, Along Came Polly and Soul Plane. His comedic reputation continued to grow with the release of his first stand-up album I'm a Grown Little Man in 2008, followed by Seriously Funny in 2010, and in 2011 Laugh at My Pain.