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Comedian Kevin Hart Nabbed For Alleged DUI After Nearly Slamming Into Gas Tanker

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Comedian Kevin Hart attends a Clippers game.  (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Comedian Kevin Hart attends a Clippers game. (credit: Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — Authorities say comedian Kevin Hart was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on the 101.

California Highway Patrol Officer Ed Jacobs says Hart appeared intoxicated when he was pulled over before dawn Sunday in Los Angeles.

Hart failed a field sobriety test and was booked for misdemeanor DUI. He was released Sunday afternoon 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, 32, starred in the 2011 stand-up special “Laugh At My Pain” and has appeared in TV’s “Undeclared” and “Modern Family” and in several movies including “Little Fockers,” “Think Like A Man” and the upcoming “School Dance” and “Ride Along.” He also hosted “Saturday Night Live” the first weekend in March.

A call to a spokesperson for Hart was not immediately returned.

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