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.
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