Date: 27th February 2008

Barton faces drink-drive charge

Mischa Barton has been charged with drink-driving, cannabis possession and driving without a licence, Los Angeles prosecutors have said.

Barton was pulled over by traffic cops after they reportedly spotted the vehicle she was driving "straddling two lanes of traffic." The police report also suggests the actress failed to signal when making a turn.

Barton, 22, spent about seven hours in a West Hollywood jail before being released on $10,000 (5,005) bail.

Source: Press Release