Actress Jaime Pressly charged with drunken driving

Tue Feb 1, 2011 8:01pm EST
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Jaime Pressly was charged with two counts of drunken driving on Tuesday, following her arrest last month in Santa Monica, California.

Pressly, 33, best known for her Emmy-winning role as a trailer-trash temptress in "My Name is Earl," had a blood-alcohol level of 0.20 percent or more, which is more than twice the legal limit of 0.08 percent, according to the complaint filed by the Santa Monica city attorney's office.

Her arraignment is scheduled for February 7, although an attorney can enter a plea on her behalf.

"My Name is Earl" ended its four-year run on U.S. television in 2009. Pressly filed for divorce from her husband of 15 months on January 21, 16 days after her arrest.

(Editing by Dean Goodman)