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Matthew Fox To Avoid Jail If He Goes To A Treatment Program

June 6th, 2012 8:59am EDT

Matthew Fox

Matthew Fox will avoid jail time if he completes a court diversion program. Last week, the former "Lost" star was banned from driving and drinking alcohol for one year after striking a plea deal in his DUI case.
 
The actor was charged with two misdemeanors, driving under the influence and driving without a licence, after he was pulled over by police in Bend, Oregon in the early hours of May 4.
 
Bend Circuit Judge Roger de Hoog handed out the sentence on Tuesday, and Fox wasn't required to appear in court.
 
Deputy District Attorney Cliff Lu told People.com, "He has to go to an evaluator for alcohol (abuse) and complete any recommended treatment program. (The charge) is certain to be dismissed (if Fox completes the program in a year)."

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