It was a rough night for actor and comedian Kevin Hart, who was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol at 4:30 a.m. on Sunday after driving erratically (at a whopping 90 miles per hour) on the 101 Freeway in Los Angeles.
According to the official report, police observed Hart's black Mercedes-Benz SLS driving in and out of all lanes -- and nearly colliding with a gas tanker truck -- before conducting the enforcement stop.
And that's when things went from bad to worse for Mr. Hart. Because it didn't take long for him to show visible signs of intoxication and fail the field sobriety tests.
In fact, he took to Twitter to announce what happened on his own, tweeting, "When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said 'WHY WASTE OUR TIME… I'M DRUNK MAN'… #TrueStory."
Apparently, the police agreed because authorities booked the "Think Like a Man" and "The Five-Year Engagement" star into jail and held him on a $5,000 bond for the misdemeanor.
Which might be why Hart isn't laughing now. Shortly after the tongue-in-cheek first tweet, Hart followed up with a more pensive thought.
"On some real s**t….. drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter," he wrote. "People have lost lives because of stupid s**t [like] this!"
The Hollywood heavyweight continued, reflecting on how this mistake relates to his own life.
"This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't…. everything happens for a reason…." he mused.
Hopefully this is a wake-up call indeed, as Hart is no stranger to the negative effects alcohol and drug abuse can have on lives. During his 2011 stand-up routine movie, "Laugh at My Pain," the comedian revealed how his father's drug addiction led to embarrassing behavior.
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