Sean Kanan, former cast member on The Bold and the Beautiful
, faces yet another DUI case. The soap star is currently charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence of alcohol and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or higher. According to TMZ.com, Kanan pleads not guilty to the DUI allegations put forward earlier this summer.
The former Bold and the Beautiful
actor was arrested on August 18 for suspicion of DUI but was able to post bail for $30,000. He was then summoned to appear in a Los Angeles courtroom on September 17, in which he pleaded not guilty. Prior to this, he was convicted of DUI in 1998.
If found guilty the second time around, he faces a minimum sentence of 96 hours or 4 days in jail. But if condemned with the maximum sentence, he could face up to one year in prison.
According to court papers obtained by TMZ.com, prosecutors claim that Kanan "willfully and unlawfully [drove] a vehicle while being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug and under the combined influence of an alcoholic beverage and a drug."
As reported previously, Kirsten Storms, who plays Maxie Jones on General Hospital
and its spin-off General Hospital: Night Shift
, has been arrested earlier this month after failing a breathalyzer test. This makes Kanan the second soap actor to face these charges this month.
Kanan, who is due back in court on October 22, is popularly known for his sinister and sexy portrayal of Deacon Sharpe on The Bold and the Beautiful
from November 2000 until February 2005 and for playing A.J. Quartermaine on General Hospital
from 1992 to 1997. In addition to his soap credits, Kanan is also known as Ralph Macchio's nemesis in the movie Karate Kid III.
-Kris De Leon, BuddyTV Staff Columnist
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