Jaime Pressly Avoids Jail Sentence in DUI Case

Celebrity News Aug. 25, 2011 AT 4:30PM
Jaime Pressly Avoids Jail Sentence in DUI Case Credit: Santa Monica Police Dept.

Jaime Pressly's DUI drama is nearly over.

Arrested in January, the 34-year-old actress will serve three years on summary probation after striking a deal with prosecutors, E! News reports. The actress blew a .22 at the time of her arrest, which is nearly three times California's legal limit.

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The former My Name Is Earl star pleaded no contest to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher on Thursday. As part of the deal, prosecutors agreed to drop an additional count of driving under the influence.

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Pressly was also ordered to complete a six-month alcohol program instead of the typical nine-month program, due to the blood alcohol testing already conducted by the police and Pressly's defense team. The actress will also pay $390 in fees plus penalties.

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Had she been convicted, Pressly could have spent up to six months in jail.

Pressly is mom to 4-year-old Dezi with ex DJ Eric Calvo. She filed for divorce from entertainment lawyer Simran Singh on January 21.

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