Exclusive: Kevin Hart Opens Up About Recent DUI: “It’s My Stupidity I’m Learning From”
After being charged with two counts of DUI, and sentenced to three years probation, Kevin Hart is taking his mistake and turning it into a positive.
During the 13th Annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala, HipHollywood caught up with Hart who responded to the recent incident. “It’s no joke. Drinking and driving isn’t something that should be played with,” the comedian shared.
“I’m glad that I got to learn my lesson in a way where no one was harmed, there were no casualties. It’s pretty much my stupidity that I’m learning from. And I think now knowing that, I know not to not only do it again, but I can be a voice to tell others,” Hart explained.
“I’m in a place where people do listen to me and I have a voice that can be heard. So I use it for positive things, and this right now can actually act as one of those things,” he said.
“One thing I do is definitely learn from my mistakes which is why you haven’t seen, or heard, anything of that sort from me thus far, and you won’t hear it again,” the actor told us.
“I’m a guy who stays out of trouble, so that was my smack on a face for some time. That’s gonna have to last me for the next 10-15 years before you see something bad with me again,” Hart shared.
On April 14th the Let Me Explain actor was spotted driving at nearly 98 mph in a black Mercedes on US 101. The 33-year-old was weaving in and out of traffic and almost ran into a gas truck. He was later sentenced to three years probation and ordered to complete three months of alcohol education classes.