Jamie Pressley DUI Mugshot: 'Earl' Actress Arrested

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By Jason Beahm on January 10, 2011 5:48 AM

What is it about police station cameras that make celebrities look so bad? Or are we just seeing what they really look like, without all the makeup and lighting?

For an example, look no further than the Jaime Pressly DUI. The actress was arrested and booked early Thursday for DUI. The star of "My Name Is Earl" was arrested after a traffic stop in Santa Monica, L.A. Now reports. She was charged with DUI after reportedly failing a field sobriety test. (However, it's worth noting that field sobriety tests are optional in California, and if one chooses to participate, they are not "pass or fail.")

Jamie Pressly recently told Health magazine that she was "healthier, fitter and happier than ever." Pressly has a three-year-old son Dezi James with former fiance DJ Eric Calvo. She married entertainment lawyer Simran Singh in September 2009.

It is illegal to drive or attempt to operate a vehicle while impaired by of alcohol or drugs. Some states call it DUI, others DWI, OUI, or OMVI. DUI laws are designed to prohibit driving while under the influence of anything that impairs your performance behind the wheel. No matter what state you're in it is illegal to operate a car, truck, motorcycle, or commercial vehicle when you are impaired or over the legal limit of 0.08 BAC.

Pressly's bail was set at $15,000, which is higher than the typical $5,000 bond for a DUI. The higher bail could be because the Jamie Pressly DUI may have involved a blood-alcohol content of over 0.15, TMZ reports.

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