Mischa Barton was sentenced on Thursday to three yearsâ€™ probation and ordered into an alcohol education program after she pleaded no contest to drunken driving.
As part of the plea deal, which spared the London-born actress any jail time, prosecutors agreed to dismiss a marijuana possession charge and reduced a charge of driving without a license to an infraction.
22-year-old star was not present for the proceedings in a Beverly Hills court. Her lawyer entered her no contest plea, the functional equivalent of pleading guilty in California, on her behalf.
In addition to probation, she was ordered to complete a three-month alcohol education program and was fined about $2,000.
The case stems from the December 27 arrest of Barton, best known for her role as Marissa Cooper on Fox network’s â€œThe O.C.â€, who police said was weaving between two lanes of traffic and failing to signal a turn while driving in West Hollywood, a community in the Los Angeles area.
Mischa Barton spent about seven hours in jail before being released on $10,000 bond.
Appearing the following month on a Los Angeles radio talk show, Mischa Barton revealed, “100 percent responsible for my actions in this case.”