Philly's Kevin Hart Arrested for DUI in LA

Philly-born comedian was arrested today on suspicion of drunken driving after his black Mercedes nearly collided with a tanker trunk on a Southern California freeway

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    Kevin Hart is suspected of driving under the influence.

    Authorities say comedian Kevin Hart was 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 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 was born and raised in Philadelphia.

    He starred in the 2011 stand-up special "Laugh At My Pain" and has appeared in TV's "Undeclared" and in several movies.

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

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