Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Hot Actress De Mornay Pleads No Contest To California DUI Charge

California DUI attorney / California Drunk Driving Lawyer news

De Mornay Pleads No Contest To DUI Charge

BEVERLY HILLS, California -

Goddess Rebecca De Mornay pleaded no contest Tuesday to a California DUI misdemeanor drunk driving charge stemming from a traffic stop last October in Beverly Hills, according to California DUI attorney sources.

Superior Court Judge H. Chester Horn ordered De Mornay to complete a three-month program for DUI offenders, serve three years California DUI summary probation and pay $350 plus penalties according to California DUI lawyer sources.

De Mornay was not in Beverly Hills Superior Court for the brief California DUI hearing. California DUI Defense attorney Blair Berk entered the no contest plea on her client's behalf to one count of driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood-alcohol level.

A second DUI charge was dismissed as a result of the California DUI plea. De Mornay, 48, was driving alone when she was pulled over for a traffic violation around 10:30 p.m. Oct. 30 near Sunset Boulevard and Foothill Road, according to California DUI Beverly Hills police Lt. Tony Lee.

Officers "immediately detected an odor of an alcoholic beverage" and gave the actress a series of California DUI field sobriety tests, according to Lee.

Police determined she was California DUI driving under the influence and arrested her, according to the California DUI lieutenant, who said her blood-alcohol level was 0.09 percent.

The actress was cited for California DUI and released from the Beverly Hills police station early the next morning.

DeMornay, who rose to fame opposite Tom Cruise in the movie "Risky Business," has also appeared in such titles as "The Hand That Rocks The Cradle," "Backdraft," "Lords of Dogtown" and "Wedding Crashers." She most recently starred in the now-canceled HBO series "John From Cincinnati."