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04/15/2013 at 08:00 AM EDT
Comedian Kevin Hart went online Sunday to offer a mea culpa
after he was arrested and jailed on suspicion of drunk driving
charges in Los Angeles.
"Drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter," Hart Tweeted
. "People have lost lives because of stupid s–––. This is a wake-up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn't. Everything happens for a reason."
Police said Hart, 32, was pulled over on California's Highway 101 freeway around 4:30 a.m. Sunday after his black Mercedes, going about 90 mph, was seen driving erratically and nearly hit a tanker truck, the Associated Press reported.
He then failed a field sobriety test, was jailed on a misdemeanor DUI charge and held on $5,000 bond.
Hart, who starred in 2011's stand-up comedy special Laugh At My Pain
, made light of his arrest in his message. "When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said 'Why waste our time… I'm drunk man'... #Truestory."
He added about his time spent behind bars: "I did 6,000 push ups & 13,000 sit ups while I was in the pin....shout out to my celly 'Mark' we exchanged war stories LMFAO," Hart Tweeted.