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Actor Jared Drake Bell sentenced to four days in jail for DUI in Glendale

Actor-musician Drake Bell, 29, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 21 after police reportedly saw him swerving and speeding after abruptly stopping at a red light, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Actor-musician Drake Bell, 29, was arrested around 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 21 after police reportedly saw him swerving and speeding after abruptly stopping at a red light, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

(Courtesy of the Glendale Police Department)

Actor and musician Jared Drake Bell spent Friday night in jail after pleading no contest to driving under the influence in Glendale within 10 years of another DUI conviction, officials said.

Bell, best known for his starring role on Nickelodeon’s “Drake & Josh,” was sentenced late Friday to four days in jail and four years of summary probation after pleading to the misdemeanor charge, according to the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office.

Jail records show he was released from custody the following afternoon.

The 30-year-old must complete an 18-month multiple offender alcohol education program and comply with any DMV orders and restrictions on his driving privileges. He was also given a so-called Watson admonition, or a formal warning that he could be charged with murder if a future DUI resulted in someone’s death, officials said.

Bell’s Glendale arrest stretches back to around 2:20 a.m. on Dec. 21, when an officer saw him swerving and speeding after abruptly stopping at a red light, police said at the time.

During the traffic stop at West Doran Street and San Fernando Road, the officer smelled alcohol coming from the car. Bell subsequently failed a field sobriety test and refused to take a chemical test.

In May 2010, Bell was convicted — six months after the incident — of driving under the influence in San Diego.

Bell co-starred with Josh Peck on “Drake & Josh” from 2004 to 2007.

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Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com

Twitter: @atchek


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