Kiefer Sutherland May Face Jail Time over Head Butting Incident

May 7, 2009 By:
Kiefer Sutherland May Face Jail Time over Head Butting Incident

Kiefer Sutherland may be heading back to the slammer. Kiefer may have violated the terms of his probation agreement after allegedly head butting a fashion designer at a New York City party on Monday night.

When Kiefer was released from prison after his second DUI bust, he was issued probation for five years. And this incident could be in violation of that.

Although he's most likely only going to receive a minor assault charge, technically LA authorities can throw the book at him.

"If Sutherland's found in violation of probation for battery, and if he was intoxicated at the time, he could very well be sentenced to another 48 days or more," attorney Steve Sitkoff, who is not involved with the case, told People.

The incident happened during an after party for the Met Costume Institute Gala in New York City on Monday night, Kiefer got into an argument with fashion label Proenza Schouler co-founder Jack McCollough and head-butted him.

Kiefer, who was reportedly intoxicated at the time, ended up breaking the man's nose and he was sent to the hospital! The argument reportedly stemmed from a conversation he was having with Brooke Shields.

Seeing that he's a celebrity, he'll most likely avoid jail time, but we'll keep you guys posted about any new details surrounding the case. The altercation is currently being investigated.


Kiefer Sutherland is reportedly going to surrender to the NYPD over the scuffle. LA City Attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan says, "Our office intends to contact the NYPD and New York prosecutors to review the incident and determine whether Mr. Sutherland violated probation.”

More details coming soon!