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Mischa Barton charged with DUI

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2008, 11:48 [IST]

[an error occurred while processing this directive]Washington (ANI): Mischa Barton has officially joined the list of other famous starlets charged with DUI. The former OC star has been charged with four misdemeanor counts stemming from her December arrest in West Hollywood. According to court documents, the actress is charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol level, driving without a valid license and possession of marijuana (28.5 grams or less).

"We are pleased that the District Attorney's Office has very carefully reviewed all the evidence in Ms. Barton's matter and has chosen to file only misdemeanor charges against her," E! Online quoted Barton's attorney, Anthony Salerno, as saying in a statement released by her publicist.

[an error occurred while processing this directive]"The D.A.'s Office is to be commended for treating this case the same as it would any other matter, Ms. Barton has received no special treatment, and they have done the same diligent review that they do in every case.

"As previously stated, Ms. Barton has taken full responsibility for any mistakes in judgment that she may have made. We will, of course, conduct a full review of all evidence received from the D.A.'s Office before making any final decisions on the resolution of the legal issues, but we are confident that this matter will be handled by both sides in a professional and respectful manner," Salerno added.

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