Authorities say actor-comedian Kevin Hart has been arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway.
California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs says Hart appeared intoxicated when he was pulled over before dawn Sunday on Highway 101 in Los Angeles.
Hart failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor driving under the influence. He was released later Sunday after payment of a $5,000 bond.
Jacobs says the Mercedes was being driven erratically at over 90 mph and nearly slammed into a gas tanker.
A female passenger in Hart's car was sent home in a taxi.
This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't....everything happens for a reason....-- Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real) April 14, 2013
The 32-year-old starred in the 2011 stand-up comedy special "Laugh At My Pain" and has appeared in TV's "Undeclared" and in several movies. He also hosted the 2012 MTV Video Music Awards.
A call to a spokesperson for Hart was not immediately returned.