Has Kevin Hart ever been arrested? Yes, Kevin Hart has been arrested. The actor, comedian, and “Real Husbands of Hollywood” star was arrested on April 14, 2013, for DUI. The incident took place on the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, where Hart was apparently clocked driving at speeds up to 90 miles per hour. In August 2013, CBS reports, Hart pleaded no contest and was sentenced to three years probation. He was fined $390 and ordered to complete three months’ worth of alcohol education courses.
Kevin Hart’s DUI arrest was an unfortunate blip in his otherwise bright career, though things could have turned out far worse. When he was picked up by the cops, Hart failed sobriety tests, and he didn’t deny that he was drunk. What’s more, he nearly collided with a gas tanker, according to reports, so if he didn’t get arrested and spend a few hours in jail, he might have kept on speeding down the Ventura and done serious harm to himself or someone else.
Hart’s DUI arrest may one day find its way into his act, as the comedian has always made real-life experiences a part of his stand-up. Born July 6, 1979, in North Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Hart had something of a rough childhood, as he was raised by a single mother and forced to deal with a drug-addicted father. After working as a shoe salesman, he decided to devote his life to comedy — which had always been something of a coping mechanism — and his stand-up eventually caught the eye of Judd Apatow. The writer and director cast him in the short-lived Fox series “Undeclared,” and that led to a string of film roles. After appearing in “Soul Plane” and “Scary Movie 3,” Hart began mounting a string of super successful comedy tours, and his 2013 trek, “Laugh at My Pain,” brought in some $15 million. That same year, he premiered “Real Husbands of Hollywood,” a BET mockumentary series that’s brought him even more notoriety.
Kevin Hart’s DUI arrest may have disappointed some fans, but it doesn’t seem to have derailed his career.