Jaime Pressly pleads no contest to drunken driving

Jaime Pressly of 'My Name Is Earl' was arrested in Los Angeles in January 2011 on suspicion of drunk driving and spent a night in jail. She pleaded not guilty to two DUI charges a month later. At a hearing on Aug. 25, 2011, Pressly pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol .08 percent or higher as part of a plea deal, in which the additional DUI charge was dismissed, Los Angeles court officials told OnTheRedCarpet.com. She was sentenced to three years of summary probation, a type that is often issued in misdemeanor cases and which does not carry the obligation of reporting to a probation officer. The actress had faced a potential 6-month jail sentence for her initial DUI charges. (Pictured: Jaime Pressly appears in a mug shot taken on Jan. 5, 2011 after her arrest on suspicion of DUI in Santa Monica, California. / Jaime Pressly appears in a scene from the comedy series, 'My Name is Earl.') (Santa Monica Police Department / NBC)

August 26, 2011 8:22:37 AM PDT
Actress Jaime Pressly has been sentenced to three years of informal probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving.