Deck-chair-mangling Method actor Mischa Barton finally faced down her Christmastime D.U.I. yesterday, with a Beverly Hills Superior Court having issued four misdemeanor charges against The O.C. star relating to her drinking, driving, and deep-ganja-toking arrest:
The former star of "The O.C." was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while having a 0.08 percent or higher blood alcohol level, driving without a valid license and possession of 28.5 grams or less of marijuana, according to court papers.
"The D.A.'s office is to be commended for treating this case the same as it would any other matter; Ms. Barton has received no special treatment," Salerno said.
Barton was scheduled to be arraigned on Thursday in Beverly Hills Superior Court.
We've no doubt the D.A. will continue to show Barton the same treatment that any other tanked, high, lane-straddling road menace starlet would receive in a similar situation, and that once her sentence is handed down, she'll be forced to serve out whatever fraction-of-an-hour the California penal system deems sufficient to repaying her debt to society. Barton is as good as rehabilitated.