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Actress Jaime Pressly arrested on suspicion of DUI

January 6, 2011 | 11:36 am

Actress Jaime Pressly was arrested late Wednesday by Santa Monica police on suspicion of driving under the influence and released early Thursday on $15,000 bail.

Pressly, 33, best known for her Golden Globe nominated performance in the television show “My Name is Earl,” was taken into custody about 11:36 p.m. after police officers pulled her over and performed a field sobriety test, Sgt. Jay Tresler said.

Pressly was riding with passengers, but police did not release their names. Police did not release the location of the offense or say whether Pressly agreed to take a Breathalyzer test.

The actress is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 7.

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Photo: Booking photo of Jaime Pressly. Credit: Santa Monica Police Department / Associated Press

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