Matthew Fox Banned From Alcohol

By Chrisanne Grise 06/04/12

The Lost actor reaches a plea bargain for his DUI arrest, avoiding jail in return for one year off the sauce.

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The last few months have been rough for Lost star Matthew Fox, but things could be looking up; he's going to avoid jail time for his DUI arrest last month—subject to a few conditions. Fox was pulled over in Oregon back in early May for swerving out of his lane; the cops found him to be intoxicated and arrested him. After striking a plea deal with prosecutors, he pleaded no contest to one count of driving under the influence. The 42-year-old actor—who has also been fighting a recently-dropped assault lawsuit and allegations that he beats women—is banned from driving for one year, and may not drink any alcohol during that period. He'll also be required to complete a drug and alcohol treatment program. If he complies with all these restrictions, the case will go away. Fox can console himself that he's not the only celebrity to be ordered to stay away from booze recently: Bobby Brown was banned from drinking for 30 days following his DUI arrest back in April.

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Chrisanne Grise is a multimedia journalist specializing in health/fitness, lifestyle, travel, bridal, and music. Her work has appeared in print and online for publications such as Martha Stewart Weddings, Parents, FitnessMagazine, Fisher Price, Bridal Guide, Scholastic's Choices,,, and more. She is the Senior Editor at The New York Times Upfront. Follow her on Linkedin and Twitter.