Father of Jessica Simpson charged with DUI in LA

Father of Jessica Simpson charged with DUI in LA

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WASHINGTON - DECEMBER 3: Jessica Simpson and father Joe Simpson pose at The 29th Annual Kennedy Center Honors December 3, 2006 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Nancy Ostertag/Getty Images)

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Posted on August 16, 2012 at 8:15 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 2 at 2:08 AM

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 Wednesday that Joe Simpson, 54, faces a maximum sentence of 6 months in jail, 36 months of probation and a $1,000 fine.

He was arrested Aug. 4 after authorities say he registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or above at a DUI checkpoint in the Sherman Oaks area.

The charges were filed Tuesday. Simpson is due for arraignment Aug. 30 in a Van Nuys court.

Simpson is a former minister. He helped make stars of his two daughters by managing their singing careers.

 

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