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Gary Dourdan 'Embarrassed' By Arrest

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May 04, 2008 | 5:30am EDT

CSI star Gary Dourdan is "embarrassed" by his recent arrest for alleged drug possession.

The actor was apprehended by police after he was found asleep in his incorrectly parked car early on Monday morning in Palm Springs, California. Cops searched his vehicle before arresting him on suspicion of possessing heroin, cocaine, Ecstasy and prescription drugs.

Dourdan posted $5,000 bail and was released following the incident.

He tells People.com, "Obviously I am embarrassed to find myself in this situation, and I am profoundly grateful to everyone for their support. I have complete confidence in and respect for the justice system and will cooperate fully with any investigation."

On Saturday, an email from Dourdan to his pal Shaun Robinson was read out on her Access Hollywood show.

It read, "Obviously I certainly wish I hadn't been responsible for so many people getting to the festival's (California's Coachella festival) VIP area. And the after party, it ran me ragged, but I'm glad pulling over did prevent a DUI.

"I am blessed that the Sgt. realized that the luggage carrying whatever they found was not mine and that my tests have been coming back negative."

However, a spokesperson for the star insists the exchange was not intended for air: "This was a personal text to a friend taken completely out of context."

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