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'American Pie' actor Chris Klein arrested on DUI charge

June 16, 2010 |  7:40 am

Actor Chris Klein was arrested early Wednesday in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunken driving, officials said.

Klein, 31, best known for his role in the "American Pie" comedies, was taken into custody about 3:15 a.m., according to California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball.

Kimball said officers pulled Klein over after they 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” comedies. His onetime relationship with actress Katie Holmes was frequent tabloid fodder.

-- Kate Linthicum