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Jaime Pressly arrested on suspicion of DUI

The Santa Monica Police Department released this booking photo of Jaime Pressly following her arrest on suspicion of driving under the influence. (Santa Monica Police Department)

January 6, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
Actress Jaime Pressly, the co-star of the former TV show 'My Name is Earl,' has been arrested in Santa Monica for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol.

Pressly was stopped for a traffic violation around 11 p.m. on Wednesday, according to Lt. Darrell Lowe of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. The violation was not specified, but Lowe says no traffic collision was involved.

Pressly's blood-alcohol level wasn't immediately released.

The Los Angeles County sheriff's website says the 33-year-old actress-model spent the night in jail and was released Thursday morning after posting $15,000 bail.

An e-mail to her manager seeking comment wasn't immediately returned.

The Associated Press contributed to this report