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Chris Klein pleads no contest to DUI after serving sentence

September 3, 2010 |  1:45 pm

Chris-klein-2008 Yes, you read that right -- actor Chris Klein pleaded no contest to DUI on Van Nuys on Friday, after he'd already served 96 hours in jail and done two months in rehab.

People reports that the four-day sentence, served in a private city jail, was a mandatory minimum because it was Klein's second offense.

The "American Pie" and "Election" star was arrested early June 16 on the 101 Freeway, and entered rehab voluntarily days later.

"I really appreciate that the court gave me the opportunity to prove how seriously I took all of this," he told the judge, People says.

-- Christie D'Zurilla

Photo: Chris Klein at the Crystal and Lucy Awards in Beverly Hills in June 2008. Credit: Matt Sayles / Associated Press

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Hey, there's always something happening in our celebrity justice department. Who knows what  the holiday weekend will bring ...