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Chris Klein Facing Drink-Driving Charge

Apr 14, 2005 | 11:38am EDT

American Pie actor Chris Klein is facing drink-driving charges after a February arrest in California.

Sheriff's deputies pulled over Klein, 26, on Feb. 5 while he was driving a 2003 BMW along a San Diego County highway, reports website The Smoking Gun.

According to the criminal complaint, Klein's blood-alcohol level at the time was more than double the legal limit of 0.08 per cent.

The star was briefly booked into a detention facility under his full name of Frederick Christopher Klein, where he posed for a mug shot and was fingerprinted.

Klein is due to be arraigned later this month on misdemeanour charges, which carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail if convicted.

News of the arrest comes just weeks after the March announcement that Klein and actress Katie Holmes, 26, had broken off their engagement after a five-year romance.

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