Kevin Hart is apologizing for his lapse in judgement this weekend when he got behind the wheel drunk and mouthed off to an officer.
The “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star was locked up early Sunday morning on suspicion of DUI. TMZ.com reports that authorities stopped him after he nearly crashed his black Mercedes into a gas tanker while speeding down the freeway.
The California Highway Patrol, which said that the comedian was driving erratically, clocked Kevin going about 90 MPH at around 4:30 a.m. PST. He was “unable to perform field sobriety tests” and was consequently booked for misdemeanor DUI by 6:00 a.m. PST.
Kevin didn’t stay in lockup too long as he only had to post $5,000 bond. Shortly after he was released, the comedian made an announcement about his brief arrest and made light of the situation.
“I’m officially a thug, I spent 6hrs in jail last night…I got pulled over 3blocks from my house by a dick head cop….This cop was the worst, he knew who I was & wanted to make a example out of me,” Kevin tweeted. “I did 6,000 push ups & 13,000 sit ups while I was in the pin….shout out to my celly “Mark” we exchanged war stories LMFAO”
He concluded, “When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said “WHY WASTE OUR TIME…I’M DRUNK MAN” ….. #TrueStory.”
After a few more hours to reflect (and some harsh criticism), Kevin apparently had a change of heart. “Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid s — t.” Kevin tweeted. “This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t….everything happens for a reason.”
But, just as in his initial message, Kevin didn’t not deny that he had been drinking quite a bit before he got in the car on Sunday morning. He admitted, “The truth is though, I was actually drunk so there’s no arguing that.”