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OTRC: Jaime Pressly arrested on DUI suspicion - see mug shot

Jaime Pressly of 'My Name Is Earl' was arrested in Los Angeles in January 2011 on suspicion of drunk driving and spent a night in jail. She pleaded not guilty to two DUI charges a month later. At a hearing on Aug. 25, 2011, Pressly pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor count of driving with a blood-alcohol .08 percent or higher as part of a plea deal, in which the additional DUI charge was dismissed, Los Angeles court officials told OnTheRedCarpet.com. She was sentenced to three years of summary probation, a type that is often issued in misdemeanor cases and which does not carry the obligation of reporting to a probation officer. The actress had faced a potential 6-month jail sentence for her initial DUI charges. (Pictured: Jaime Pressly appears in a mug shot taken on Jan. 5, 2011 after her arrest on suspicion of DUI in Santa Monica, California. / Jaime Pressly appears in a scene from the comedy series, 'My Name is Earl.') (Santa Monica Police Department / NBC)

Jaime Pressly, an Emmy-winning actress who starred on the comedy series "My Name is Earl," was recently arrested in Los Angeles on suspicion of drunk driving and has spent a night in jail.

The 33-year-old has not commented. She was booked after being stopped for a traffic violation late on Wednesday, the Associated Press reported. She was released on Thursday after posting $15,000 bail. Her blood-alcohol level was not disclosed.

Pressly played Joy Turner on "My Name is Earl," which starred Jason Lee, from 2005 to 2009. She has also starred in films such as "Can't Hardly Wait" in 1998 and "I Love You Man" in 2009.

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