Jackie Warner can breathe easy; she’s a mostly free woman.
Former “Work Out” star Warner has reached a plea deal in her DUI case stemming from her arrest earlier this year.
In exchange for Warner’s no-contest plea to a lesser charge commonly referred to as a “wet reckless,” or alcohol-related reckless driving, the original charges of felony assault on a police officer, misdemeanor DUI and misdemeanor hit and run were dismissed, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office told TheWrap on Wednesday.
However, Warner — real name: Jacqueline Waddell — isn’t out of the woods yet. The fitness expert must undergo two years of summary probation. She’s also been ordered to attend a 12-hour drinking-and-driving course, and to pay a fine of $145, plus penalty assessments.
Warner was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, hit and run and driving under the influence in February, after allegedly crashing into a police car.
A detective with the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told TheWrap at the time that there were no injuries, though the police car sustained damage during the incident, which occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Warner’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08, the detective said.
Warner’s attorney, Shawn Holley, told TMZ in April that she had evidence backing up Warner’s claim that she had taken Ambien prior to the incident.
“We have letters and reports from Jackie’s doctors which prove a long history of insomnia and which strongly support our contention that Jackie was driving unconscious after taking Ambien, which had been prescribed to her.”
Warner starred on three seasons of “Work Out” beginning in 2006. The series focused on Warner as she juggled her professional career with her personal life.