Actor Chris Klein Gets 96-Hour Jail Sentence for DUI

| by Kate Wharmby Seldman

"American Pie" actor Chris Klein just received a jail sentence for his DUI... and it turns out he's already served it. Klein, who was booked in mid-June for driving with a .24 blood alcohol level, was told to serve 96 hours in jail. It's not clear when Klein did the time, but the judge, David B. Gelfound, put those 96 hours toward "time served," so Klein won't be spending another moment in the pokey.

Klein was also ordered to spend 18 months in an alcohol education program, and he'll be on probation for four years. In addition, he must drive a car with an alcohol interlock device. This is his second DUI - his first was in 2005. He received a $1800 fine and five years' probation for that offense. Repeat offenders face a mandatory minimum of 96 hours in jail - hence Klein's sentence - and can serve up to a year behind bars. Since Klein immediately checked into rehab after his second DUI, and spent two months there, Judge Gelfound decided Klein was treating his situation with the appropriate gravity and didn't deserve a longer sentence.

According to gossip site TMZ, Klein apologized to Judge Gelfound before his sentencing, saying, "I apologize for my wrongdoing and I really appreciate the court giving me the opportunity to prove how seriously I took all of this."