Actress Joyce DeWitt Sentenced to Probation in DUI Case

DeWitt was sentenced to three years probation and ordered to undergo a nine-month alcohol program

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    Actress Joyce DeWitt attends the Museum of Television and Radio Cocktail Party on September 9, 2004 at The Museum of Television and Radio, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Stephen Shugerman/Getty Images)

    Actress Joyce DeWitt of "Three's Company" fame pleaded no contest Thursday to a misdemeanor DUI count stemming from her Fourth of July arrest last year in El Segundo.

    The 61-year-old actress -- who entered her plea through her attorney -- was immediately sentenced to three years probation and ordered to undergo a nine-month alcohol program, according to Jane Robison of the District Attorney's Office.

    DeWitt must also pay a $510 fine, plus penalty assessments, according to Robison, who said a second misdemeanor DUI count was dismissed as a result of her plea.

    El Segundo police Sgt. Danny Kim said at the time of DeWitt's arrest that an officer saw her drive past a barricade intended to control vehicular traffic near a park in the vicinity of Pine Avenue and Sierra Street.

    "As the officer spoke with DeWitt, he observed signs and symptoms of alcohol intoxication," Kim said.

    After a series of field sobriety tests, the actress was arrested and transported to the El Segundo Police Department for booking. She was released early the next morning on $5,000 bail.

    DeWitt portrayed Janet Wood on the television series, "Three's Company," which ran from 1977-1984 and also starred John Ritter and Suzanne Somers.