Following his second arrest for suspicion of drunk driving since 2004, "American Pie" actor Chris Klein has voluntarily checked into a rehab facility. According to People magazine, Klein made the decision in the wake of his arrest on June 16 on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
"After recent events, Chris was forced to take a clear look at a problem he has been trying to deal with himself for years,"
spokesperson Jaime Primak told the magazine. "He understands now that he can not beat this disease alone. ... He thanks everyone for their support as he takes all the necessary steps to deal with his addiction and asks for privacy while doing so."
Klein will reportedly seek treatment at the Cirque Lodge in Utah, where he was expected to participate in a 30-day alcohol addiction program and stay longer if necessary.
According to reports, Klein, 31, was pulled over around 3:15 a.m. last Wednesday after his car was spotted drifting between lanes on a Los Angeles highway. He failed a field sobriety test and was taken into custody. California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said in a statement that Klein was booked and released on his own recognizance.
TMZ reported that Klein's blood alcohol level was measured at .20, almost three times California's legal limit of .08. This latest arrest is Klein's second alcohol-related bust. In 2004, he was arrested and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI. He later pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge and was fined $1,800 and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service.