Comedian Kevin Hart arrested on suspicion of DUI

Actor Kevin Hart poses for photographers during MIPTV, the world's audiovisual and digital content market, in Cannes, France, on April 8, 2013. VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images

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.

Hart later addressed the incident on Twitter, writing that drinking and driving is "not a game or a laughing matter." He added:

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.

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