Sutherland Gets Out of Jail, Does Not Collect $200
Kiefer Sutherland, the DUI-convicted actor and star of '24', was released from jail after serving the full-term of his assigned 48 day sentence.
Kiefer Sutherland was released from jail early Monday after serving 48 days on a drunken driving charge, police said.
The actor was ushered out a back door and into a waiting car at 12:05 a.m. to avoid the media near the Glendale jail's main entrance, Officer John Balian said.
"It was a joint decision between him and our police department personnel that it would be better if he exited through the back," Balian said.
Sutherland spent most of his jail sentence by himself, interacting with fellow prisoners only when he was on the way to the laundry room where he worked cleaning sheets, pillowcases and blankets, Balian said.
The star of Fox television's "24" also had a cell to himself and ate alone, he said.
Officials rejected several requests from strangers who asked to visit Sutherland during his sentence.
Sutherland pleaded no contest in October to driving with a blood-alcohol level above the legal limit of 0.08 percent. He was sentenced to 30 days, as well as 18 days for violating probation stemming from a 2004 drunken-driving arrest.
After entering his plea last fall, Sutherland issued a statement saying he was "very disappointed in myself for the poor judgment I exhibited recently, and I'm deeply sorry for the disappointment and distress this has caused my family, friends and co-workers."