The arrest happened around 4:30am on Sunday morning after California Highway Patrol said they spotted the comic driving erratically at a high rate of speed and witnessed him almost colliding with a gas tanker truck.
The 30-year-old funnyman was pulled over and after failing a field sobriety test, he was arrested.
Hart was booked at Van Nuys jail for misdemeanor DUI, released on $5,000 bond and then took to Twitter to address the ordeal.
His Twitter message via @KevinHart4real read: “I’m officially a thug, I spent 6hrs in jail last night…I got pulled over 3blocks from my house by a d–k head cop. This cop was the worst, he knew who I was & wanted to make a example out of me….”
He continued: “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…When the cop asked me to take the sobriety test I said “WHY WASTE OUR TIME…I’M DRUNK MAN” ….. #TrueStory”
Once his finished his comedy rant about the incident, Hart ceased cracking jokes and took real ownership of what took place.
“On some real s–t….drinking & driving is not a game or a laughing matter. People have lost lives because of stupid s–t this! This is a wake up call for me, I have to be smarter & last night I wasn’t….everything happens for a reason,” he concluded.