Monsters & Critics / Dr. Akikur Mohammad

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

February 10, 2014

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO


Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

Chris Kattan Arrested For DUI Suspicion VIDEO

Actor and comedian Chris Kattan was arrested early Monday in Encino on suspicion of driving under the influence, authorities said.

CNN reported that Kattan, 43, was taken into custody just before 2 a.m., after he collided with a Caltrans vehicle at a construction zone on the westbound 101 Freeway, according to the California Highway Patrol.

Officers responded after a woman called 911 to report a Mercedes-Benz was weaving and driving at a slow rate of speed, the CHP said.

Kattan eventually approached the road closure, crossed a cone pattern and struck the Caltrans vehicle from behind, according to the CHP.

No one was hurt, and officials said the star exited the vehicle on his own.

He was arrested and booked into the Van Nuys jail. He was release shortly after 7:30 a.m. after posting $15,000 bail, according to the Sheriff’s Department online inmate locater.

He was due in Van Nuys Superior Court March 3.

Kattan is a veteran of NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”

In light of the news that 11 people were killed by drunken wrong way drivers in California and Florida, addiction expert Dr. A.R. Mohammad of Inspire Malibu offered his insight on the star’s arrest.

“Because alcohol is legally available and part of our popular culture, we tend to forget that it is an addictive drug – just like heroin, crystal meth or crack. There are physiological differences on how opiate drugs and alcohol affect the brain but make no mistake, far more people are addicted to and die from deaths related to alcohol that all other drug-related deaths combined. And 39% of all traffic fatalities are alcohol related. Whether you’re a celebrity or not, getting behind the wheel of a car when you’re intoxicated with alcohol is playing Russian roulette either with your life, your passengers’ or the innocent strangers’ who happen to have the bad luck of crossing your path.”

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