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Actor Chris Klein to be arraigned on drunk driving charge

Actor Chris Klein is scheduled to be arraigned in a Los Angeles court on Monday, two weeks after he was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving.

Klein, 31, best known for his role in the "American Pie" comedies, was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol after officers spotted his black 1999 Chevrolet Blazer weaving across three lanes of traffic on the westbound 101 Freeway at Woodman Avenue.

The actor was booked at the Los Angeles Police Department's Van Nuys station for driving under the influence of alcohol and released without bail, Kimball said.

Klein got his break in 1999's "Election" and later played the character Oz in the "American Pie" films. His onetime relationship with actress Katie Holmes was frequent tabloid fodder.

Klein faces a driving under the influence charge, the L.A. city attorney's office told City News Service.

-- Shelby Grad

Photo: Chris Klein. Credit: Associated Press

 
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A '99 Chevy Blazer? I figured he'd be driving a Nova-- as in Casanova.

A 1999 Blazer? Dang, how's that career going, Chris?


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