Delaney Gets Probation for Reckless Driving
Actress Kim Delaney pleaded no contest Tuesday to a misdemeanor charge of reckless driving stemming from her arrest last month at her Malibu home.
Malibu Superior Court Judge Lawrence Mira sentenced Delaney, 40, to two years’ summary probation and a $300 fine, plus other fines. He also ordered her to undergo safe driving counseling, said Jane Robison of the district attorney’s office.
Delaney’s attorney, Steve Sitkoff, entered the plea; she was not in the courtroom. The “Philly” star and Emmy-winning former co-star of “NYPD Blue” was arrested Jan. 27 on suspicion of drunk driving. But prosecutors found insufficient evidence to prove that her erratic driving was due to alcohol.
Delaney was arrested after a motorist who allegedly saw her driving erratically followed her home and alerted authorities, police said. Delaney refused to take a field sobriety test at her home and at the sheriff’s station, police said.