The Washington Times - July 22, 2009, 08:02AM

Manhattan authorities have dropped charges against Keifer Sutherland that had been filed after the “24” star head-butted a designer at a night club in May, People is reporting.

The victim declined to cooperate in the prosecution after resolving the matter with Sutherland.


In addition, Los Angeles authorities have decided not to pursue Sutherland for violating his probation on a DUI conviction.

I think the authorities on both coasts think Sutherland really is Jack Bauer — and you don’t mess with Jack Bauer.

I just hope the president didn’t make any calls suggesting that Bauer was working for the administration at the time of Sutherland’s violations. Because that would be wrong. And confusing.