Disney Channel’s Jessie Star Lucks Out BIG Time After DUI Arrest
It’s been over two months since Debby Ryan was arrested for drunk driving, and the verdict is finally in on the case. After the 23-year-old former Jessie star pleased no contest to her reckless driving charges, she will serve no jail time, but will be on probation for the next three years.
Originally, the Disney Channel alum was taken into custody for felony DUI after slamming into a Mercedes and reportedly injuring the driver. But Debby caught a break when she blew a .11, which isn’t too much over the .08 legal limit, and the injuries sustained by the victim were minor, so the charges were bumped down to two misdemeanors. Considering this was a first-time offense by DR, skating by with nothing by probation is not uncommon.
This isn’t the only time in recent weeks that a Disney Channel star could’ve gotten jail time but didn’t. In May, Vanessa Hudgens was forced to pay $1,000 in restitution for desecrating a property of the United States — a crime that’s punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum $5,000 citation. Thank goodness she’s alright, too.
Debby Ryan’s not the first Disney Channel star arrested for a DUI:
Oh Lilo! The Life-Size and Get a Clue star has a laundry list of charges and arrests. In May 2007 all of the redhead's problems began with a DUI charge and possession of cocaine arrest after losing control of her car in Beverly Hills. Only two months later in July, the actress was again arrested for a DUI incident after she chased a woman in her SUV. Since then she's been in and out of rehab and had numerous drug and alcohol related problems. Talk about a train wreck.
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