4:12 PM PDT, August 15, 2012
SHERMAN OAKS, Calif. (KTLA) -- Singer Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson, was charged with two counts of drunk driving following an arrest earlier this month at a Sherman Oaks DUI checkpoint.
Simpson, 54, was busted on Ventura Boulevard around 10 p.m. on August 4th, after allegedly registering a 0.12 blood-alcohol level, well beyond the state's 0.08 limit, according to the Los Angeles Times.
He was booked and spent the night behind bars, then released without having to post bail the following day.
The Los Angeles city attorney filed two counts, which carry a maximum sentence of six months in jail, 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for prosecutors.
Simpson, who listed himself as a music manager in his booking information, is scheduled to be arraigned in a Van Nuys courtroom Aug. 30.