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'The Hills' Stephanie Pratt Charged With Three Years Probation

January 8, 2010 (7:20 am) GMT
Following her driving under the influence arrest, Spencer Pratt's sister has to complete a 12-week alcohol education program and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week for 8 weeks.
Stephanie Pratt

Reality TV star has avoided jail time after reaching a plea deal with Los Angeles prosecutors in her drink driving case. "" star was arrested in October, 2009 after she failed a breath test in Los Angeles and she was formally charged with driving under the influence (DUI).

On Thursday, January 7, Pratt was sentenced to three years informal probation, and ordered to complete a 12-week alcohol education program and attend three Alcoholics Anonymous meetings a week for eight weeks. She will also pay a fine. Driving Under the Influence (DUI) charges were dropped by prosecutors in exchange for a no contest plea to one count of misdemeanour "exhibition of speed".

Her lawyer Jon Bryant tells People.com of her plans to attend rehab, "Ms. Pratt voluntarily sought help from a doctor regarding substance issues but the doctor recommended that she didn't need rehab." Pratt faced up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if she had been convicted of DUI.

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