The 24 star stands accused of headbutting Proenza Schouler designer Jack McCollough at a Met Costume Institute Gala after-party on Tuesday night.
Sutherland surrendered himself to police at the NYPD First Precinct on Thursday afternoon and was officially arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault.
The actor was handed a desk appearance ticket and ordered to appear at Manhattan Criminal Court on June 22. He was released on his own recognizance.
The star, who is currently under a probation order in Los Angeles relating to a 2007 conviction for driving under the influence, faces a $1,000 fine and up to a year in jail if convicted of the third-degree assault charge.
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