Jaime Pressly arrested on suspicion of DUI


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Jaime Pressly, star of ‘My Name Is Earl,’ was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving Wednesday night after a traffic stop in Santa Monica, L.A. Now reports.

The 33-year-old actress -- arrested at 11:36 p.m. and booked around 2:30 a.m. -- was released Thursday morning on $15,000 bail, higher than the typical $5,000 bond.


No accident was involved, police said. Though Pressly’s blood-alcohol content was not public, TMZ said bail can be set at $15,000 in DUI cases when the BAC is measured at higher than 0.15. The legal limit is 0.08.

The sitcom ‘My Name Is Earl’ ran on NBC from 2005 into 2009.

Pressly was nominated for supporting actress Emmy Awards in 2006 and 2007, winning the second time around. She was nominated for a Golden Globe Award in 2008.


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