Chris Kattan arrested on suspicion of DUI near Los Angeles (Update)
Actor Chris Kattan was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in Encino, near Los Angeles, early on Monday, Feb. 10.
The 43-year-old "Saturday Night Live" alum was booked after he reportedly crashed into a Department of Transportation truck on the westbound 101 Freeway at Balboa Boulevard around 2 a.m. The actor was not injured and exited the vehicle on his own. He then underwent a field sobriety test.
Police booked Kattan after 5 a.m. on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and released him around 7:30 a.m. after he posted a $15,000 bond. The actor has not commented. He is due to be arraigned in court on March 3.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, a witness called 911 to report a drunk driver prior to the crash. The caller said Kattan's 2011 Mercedes Benz was weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds.
Crews were conducting maintenance to a guardrail on the right shoulder of the freeway. Orange cones, sign boards, and flashing arrows were placed to alert drivers of the lane closure, but Kattan ran over the cones and slammed into the back of the truck. His 2011 Mercedes Benz sustained major front end damage in the crash. The back of the DOT vehicle was also damaged.
Kattan is best known for his work as a cast member of NBC sketch comedy series "Saturday Night Live" ("SNL"). He starred on the show between 2004 and 2012, playing characters such as Mango and Mr. Peepers and impersonating celebrities such as Clay Aiken, Andy Dick and Alanis Morissette.
In 2012, Kattan also played Bob on the ABC show "The Middle." He currently stars on the Food Network reality show "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off" as a competitor on judge Guy Fieri's team.