We have learned Kiefer Sutherland will plead no contest to DUI, and it's happening tonight!
Sutherland was arrested on September 25th in L.A. and charged with two misdemeanor counts of DUI. Cops say Kiefer blew more than a .16, more than twice the legal limit.
Back in 2004, Sutherland plead no contest to DUI where he was driving with a .22 blood alcohol level. He was placed on five years probation. Today's plea deal means Sutherland is essentially admitting to a probation violation -- a violation that could land him in jail for up to a year and a half.
Interestingly, the judge in the 2004 case is Michael Sauer, famous for throwing the book at Paris Hilton. Sauer is on vacation today. Sutherland's mega-lawyer, Blair Berk, will go into another courtroom and a different judge will take the plea.
The judge will set a sentencing date today.