May 7, 2009

Sutherland to surrender to authorities

Canadian actor Kiefer Sutherland is expected to turn himself in to New York City prosecutors in connection with an alleged altercation in Manhattan.

Police told New York 1 that fashion designer Jack McCollough has accused Sutherland, the star of the popular TV series 24, of heat-butting him after a verbal altercation.

The incident allegedly happened early Tuesday morning in a Manhattan nightclub.

New York 1 reported on its Web site that Sutherland is expected to be charged with third-degree assault, a misdemeanor.

This is not Sutherland's first brush with the law. He served jail time in 2007-08 for his second drunk driving conviction.

Published reports said Sutherland lost his temper Tuesday when McCollough bumped into actress Brooke Shields and failed to apologize.