June 16, 2010 / 7:20 PM / 7 years ago

Actor Chris Klein arrested for drunken driving

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actor Chris Klein, who gained fame in the sex comedy “American Pie,” was arrested early Wednesday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, an official said.

<p>Cast member Chris Klein poses at the premiere of "The Good Life" during the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah in this January 20, 2007 file photo. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni</p>

A California Highway Patrol spokesman said Klein, 31, was taken into custody at around 3:15 am PT (6:15 a.m. ET) after the car he was driving was seen drifting between lanes on a Los Angeles freeway. Klein was released later on his own recognizance.

The actor, whose real name is Frederick Christopher Klein, gained the eye of Hollywood in high-school movies “Election” and “American Pie,” a hit comedy of 1999 that spawned several sequels. Since then, he has worked in movies and on television.

Reporting by Bob Tourtellotte; editing by Lisa Baertlein

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