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Sutherland is charged with assault

1 of 1 Kiefer Sutherland - on third degree assault charge
Kiefer Sutherland - on third degree assault charge

'24' star Kiefer Sutherland was charged yesterday with a misdemeanor assault. This followed an incident in which he is reported to have allegedly headbutted a fashion designer at a New York party on Tuesday morning.

People reports that the actor turned himself into a New York police station where he was arrested on a third degree assault charge. Accompanied by his lawyer, he left the station shortly afterwards and did not answer questions from waiting journalists.

It is now expected that Sutherland will appear before a court within a month to answer the charge. If found guilty he could face a fine of $1,000 and up to a year in jail.

In 2007 the actor served seven weeks in jail for his second DUI conviction and he is currently on parole in Los Angeles.

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