Kiefer Sutherland Parties Responsibly Since Last DUI

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We aren't ready to give the "24" star a pat on the back for his evolving partying lifestyle just yet but find it interesting that he may be starting to wise up.  Kiefer Sutherland has, on multiple occasions, landed in the back seat of a cop car for driving under the influence....but not this time.

Sutherland, who has done jail time for his past indiscretions, was in San Pedro, California last week while filming a project.   After wrapping the shoot he and the crew set off to party.  The group headed to "The Spot" at 7:00 a.m. and drank it up until 1:00 p.m.

An employee told TMZ that Kiefer was drinking scotch and cokes and stiff ones at that.  He was gracious and bought the 30 other patrons drinks as well.

The bill totaled $500 for the all booze, no food stint.  To show his appreciation to the staff, the star left a whopping $200 tip before heading out---wait for it.... with his designated driver.

Photo:  WENN