This isn’t some kind of cameo appearance on Fox’s Prison Break, this is the real deal. Kiefer Sutherland will spend 48 days in jail after his second arrest for DUI a few weeks ago. Kiefer will serve 18 days in jail starting on December 21, 2007, for violating his probation from his first DUI arrest back in 2004. Then he must serve the remaining 30 days before July 1, 2008.
Twentieth Century Fox and the FOX Broadcasting Group had the following statement about the whole situation:
Today our friend Kiefer Sutherland resolved his criminal case at the earliest opportunity. Kiefer made clear to us at the time of his arrest that his first concern was the welfare of those he worked with and that he intended to do whatever was necessary to prevent shutting down the show because of his situation. He told us that even if he had to sacrifice more time in custody in order to protect the show and the jobs of those who work with him, he would do so. From what occurred today, it is evident he is a man of his word. We wish him well and look forward to a long relationship with him.
I can see Fox dreaming up some crazy show ideas for next season’s 24 and Prison Break.