Chris Klein

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Chris Klein is very, very sorry.

The American Pie guy turned up in a Van Nuys court today and pleaded no contest to one count of misdemeanor DUI stemming from his June arrest on the Hollywood 101 freeway.

L.A. Superior Court Judge David B. Gelfound subsequently sentenced Klein to 96 hours in jail—for which he was issued a credit for four days he already served—and four years informal probation, his attorney, Blair Berk, confirmed to E! News.

Before sentencing, Klein made a statement taking full responsibility for his reckless behavior.

"I apologize for my wrongdoing and I really appreciate the court giving me the opportunity to prove how seriously I took all of this," he told the judge.

The actor was collared by police driving three times over California's legal limit of .08 percent. It was his second drunken driving offense in five years, having pled guilty in 2005 to a misdemeanor DUI charge for which he was still on probation.

Recognizing Klein's efforts to clean up his act, including a two-month stay at a rehab clinic, the judge opted not to give him the maximum of one year in the slammer.

Instead along with probation, the judge ordered the thespian to attend an 18-month alcohol education program, pay various fines and mandated that he can only drive a car that features an alcohol interlock device, a sensor that detects booze and prevents him from starting his vehicle if he's less than dry.

—Reporting by Claudia Rosenbaum


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