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Chris Klein charged with DUI in L.A.

Actor Chris Klein arrives at the premiere of the newly restored feature film "A Star Is Born" in Los Angeles on Thursday, April 22, 2010. (Dan Steinberg)

June 29, 2010 12:00:00 AM PDT
"American Pie" actor Chris Klein was formally charged Monday with drunken driving.The 31-year-old actor faces two misdemeanor driving under the influence charges and will be arraigned July 9. He could face up to a year in jail.

The California Highway Patrol arrested Klein on June 16 after he was spotted weaving across lanes on the westbound 101 Freeway in Sherman Oaks.

In 2005, Klein was fined $1,800 and ordered to perform 150 hours of community service after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor drunken driving charge in San Diego County.

Klein played the character of Chris "Oz" Ostreicher in 1999's "American Pie" and in the 2001 sequel. He was also featured in the 1999 film "Election."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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