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'My Name Is Earl' actress arrested on DUI charge

From Brittany Kaplan, CNN
  • Jaime Pressly was arrested Wednesday night
  • She was released after posting a $15,000 bail

Los Angeles (CNN) -- Actress Jaime Pressly, best known for her role on the sitcom "My Name Is Earl," was arrested Wednesday night for allegedly driving under the influence, police said Thursday.

According to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department, Pressly, 33, was arrested around 11:30 p.m. by Santa Monica police.

She was released after posting a $15,000 bail, and a court date was set for sometime in the next 30 days, Santa Monica police said.

In addition to playing Joy Turner on "My Name Is Earl," Pressly has appeared in numerous television shows and has done some movie work.