Lamas fined and handed probation for drink-drive arrest

The daughter of ageing TV hunk Lorenzo Lamas found herself in trouble with police in Venice, California on 14 November (09) after sipping a dinnertime vodka.

The 24 year old, who previously won America’s reality dating show The Bachelor, branded the arrest the “most embarrassing experience” of her life and promised she would never get behind the wheel after drinking alcohol again.

But Lamas escaped a DUI conviction and pleaded no contest to the lesser charge of wet reckless – reckless driving that is alcohol related – when she appeared in a California court on Monday (07Dec09).

She was fined, sentenced to three years’ probation, and ordered to attend an alcohol education programme. Lamas must also complete community service at a morgue to learn how serious the consequences of a DUI can be, reports