Three's Company Star Charged with DUI
Joyce DeWitt (L.A. County Sheriff's Dept.)
DeWitt was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts including driving under the influence, and driving while having a 0.08% or higher blood alcohol level. Officials say DeWitt's blood alcohol was .15% at the time of the incident -- which is almost twice the legal limit.
The 60-year old sitcom actress was arrested Saturday, July 4th at 4:19 p.m. after DeWitt drove around a barricade at Pine Avenue and Sierra Street near the city's annual fireworks show, El Segundo police Sgt. Dan Kim said.
Witnesses said DeWitt pulled up in a black sports car, parked, and staggered toward a police officer standing in uniform next to his motorcycle.
Officers say DeWitt appeared to be intoxicated, so they administered a field sobriety test.
DeWitt, who played Janet Wood on the popular 1970's hit TV show, failed the field sobriety test and was taken to the El Segundo jail.
She was cited and released at 1:20 a.m. Sunday on $5,000 bail.
DeWitt is set to be arraigned September 8th at the Airport Court House.