Weatherly of NCIS plead no contest to DUI
TMZ reports that Michael Weatherly, who had been charged with driving under the influence of alcohol after his November DUI arrest, has pleaded no contest to the DUI charges and has received three years of probation. In addition to the probation, the star must also complete a three month alcohol and rehabilitation program and a Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) program.
Weatherly, best known for his role of Anthony “Tony” DiNozzo on NCIS, was arrested without incident for DUI after he was stopped for speeding in Hollywood earlier this month. Reports indicate there was evidence that his blood alcohol concentration (BAC) was above the legal limit of 0.08%.
After the DUI arrest, Weatherly was charged with two counts of driving under the influence and was kept at the California jail for almost fifteen hours before he was released.
Weatherly has also played roles such as Logan Cale on “Dark Angel” and dated Jessica Alba for a number of years before calling off their engagement in 2003. Weatherly has two children with his wife Bojana Jankovic and another son from a previous marriage to Amelia Heinle.
Weatherly joins a growing list of famous celebrities who have been charged with DUI, including Keifer Sutherland, Nicole Ritchie, Jeffrey Donovan, Paris Hilton, Mel Gibson, Mike Tyson, Amanda Bynes, Nick Nolte, Tim Allen, Heather Locklear and Randy Travis.