Father of Jessica Simpson charged with DUI in LA
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles prosecutors are charging the father of singers Jessica and Ashley Simpson with two counts of drunken driving after his arrest earlier this month.
City attorney's spokesman Frank Mateljan said on Wednesday that 54-year-old Joe Simpson faces a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail, 36 months of probation and a US$1,000 (S$1,250) fine.
He was arrested on Aug 4 after authorities say he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 per cent or above at a drunk-driving checkpoint in the Sherman Oaks area.
The charges were filed Tuesday. Simpson is due for arraignment on Aug 30 in a Van Nuys court.