Mischa Barton officially charged with DUI and pot possession

Mischa Barton was busted driving drunk and without a license on the morning of the day after Christmas. Cops found pot in her car when she was pulled over for driving in the middle between two lanes and making a turn without signaling. She got hauled into jail and was let out later that morning on $10,000 bail. Police announced yesterday that she will face misdemeanor charges for driving without a license, DUI and marijuana possession.

Mischa Barton has been charged with driving under the influence and possession of marijuana, stemming from her arrest in December, police announced Tuesday.

The former star of The O.C. was also charged with driving without a valid license. Her arraignment on the misdemeanor charges is set for Thursday in Beverly Hills Superior Court.

[From People.com]

Mischa has since hired a driver and owned up to her actions. She told Ryan Seacrest on his morning show that “I’m 100% responsible for my actions in this case and I’m really disappointed in myself… I don’t know what to say about it, except that I’m not perfect and I just don’t ever intend to do something this stupid again.”

At least no one got hurt. She’ll probably plead guilty on Thursday and get off with probation and community service. She did it once, and it was very dumb and she could have killed someone, but she seems like she learned from it and won’t drive drunk again. If she does, that’s when they should throw the book at her. Lohan should have spent time in jail, for instance, because she did it twice and endangered a lot of people’s lives in a high speed chase and a separate accident.

Barton is shown on the set of her film Homecoming on 2/21/08.

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