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Former 'SNL' Star Chris Kattan Crashes Car On 101 Freeway, Arrested For DUI

"SNL" alum Chris Kattan was arrested for a DUI on Monday (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)
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Saturday Night Live alum Chris Kattan was arrested early this morning on suspicion of DUI after allegedly plowing into a Department of Transportation truck on the 101 Freeway.

The 43-year-old actor crashed his 2011 Mercedes around 2 a.m. going westbound on the freeway in Encino, according to City News Service and CBS Los Angeles. CHP officials said a woman made a 911 call and reported Kattan's car was "weaving all over the roadway at slow speeds." Kattan entered a coned-off area where a maintenance crew was working on a guardrail and struck the DOT vehicle from behind. However, the vehicle was empty and nobody was injured, reported TMZ.

According to TMZ, the actor allegedly told authorities he was on prescription medication. He was arrested on the scene and released on $15,000 bail around 7:40 a.m., authorities told CBS Los Angeles.

UPDATE 3:20 p.m.: Kattan took to Twitter this afternoon to explain his side of the story. He said he passed all the DUI tests and refuted earlier reports from authorities that he was released on bail. According to Kattan, he was just exhausted...

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According to database information from the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, Kattan was booked at 5 a.m. on $15,000 bail and has a court date set for March 3, reported the Times.

Hmm, the plot thickens for Mango...