Jaime Pressly, "My Name is Earl" star, sentenced to 3 yrs of probation in DUI case

Jaime Pressly is seen in a booking photo at the Santa Monica Police Department on Jan. 6, 2011, in Santa Monica, Calif. Pressly was arrested in Santa Monica for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
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Actress Jaime Pressly
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(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES - Jaime Pressly, a former actress on the television show "My Name is Earl," has been sentenced to three years of informal probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving.

Pressly's attorney entered a the plea Thursday, according to Santa Monica Deputy City Attorney Melanie Skehar.

In addiction to probation, Pressly was ordered to attend a six-month alcohol education class. Skehar says the Department of Motor Vehicles is also requiring an ignition locking device be installed on her car.

Pressly was arrested Jan. 5 after police say she was stopped for a traffic violation and charged with driving while having a blood alcohol content of more than .20. The legal limit is .08.

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