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Drake Bell Nets DUI Charge, Could Face Jail Time

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Drake Bell. Photo: Handout/2016 Glendale Police Departmen

Drake Bell, the former Nick star known for Drake & Josh, has been charged with one count of driving under the influence, according to reports. The actor-musician’s update comes on the heels of his Glendale arrest in the form of a misdemeanor that could translate to a year in county jail — if he’s convicted. The 29-year-old was pulled over last month, because he was caught veering between lanes, speeding, and stopping abruptly at a traffic light. The L.A. Times notes that Bell, who was driving alone, refused a chemical test after he was taken in, and that he previously netted a DUI conviction in 2010. Both facts could compound any ensuing punishment in his current case. He’s due back in court in March, so it looks like the Mexico tour is still a go.

Drake Bell Charged With DUI