John Stamos pleads no contest to DUI
LOS ANGELES — Actor John Stamos entered a no contest plea Tuesday to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said.
The 52-year-old actor known for his roles on “Full House” and “ER” did not appear in court. He entered the plea through his attorney and was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation, Deputy District Attorney Daniel Novey said.
A spokesman at the district attorney’s office declined to elaborate on the kind of substance involved because it was not discussed in court.
Pleading no contest means the defendant neither disputes or admits to the charges while allowing the court to treat the plea as a criminal conviction.
Stamos was ordered to enter a three-month education class for first-time DUI offenders, two hours of drug and alcohol addiction counseling and to provide proof of attendance at 52 meetings of Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse meetings utilizing the 12-step program.
Stamos was arrested on June 12 in Beverly Hills after police received reports that he was driving erratically. Paramedics transported him to a hospital and determined that he’d been driving under the influence, police said at the time.
Stamos currently stars in the new Fox series “Grandfathered.”