BEVERLY HILLS—On Tuesday, November 24, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that “Full House” actor John Stamos entered a no contest plea to one misdemeanor count of driving under the influence of a drug. Stamos, 52, was not present in court. His plea was entered through his attorney.
Deputy District Attorney Daniel Novey said that the defendant was immediately sentenced to three years summary probation. Summary probation, which is normally given to first time offenders, is a discretionary suspension of a sentence by the court, putting the offender under the supervision of the court, not the probation department.
“Stamos was also ordered to enter a three-month alcohol education class for first time DUI offenders, two hours of drug and alcohol addiction counseling and provide proof that he attended 52 Alcoholics Anonymous/Substance Abuse meetings utilizing the 12-step program,” states a press release from the district attorney’s office.
The actor was arrested near Canon Drive and Brighton Way on June 12 after authorities received reports that he was driving erratically and behaving strangely.
Canyon News reached out to Public Information Officer Ricardo Santiago at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office to gain specifics as to what drug Stamos was under the influence of at the time of his arrest.
“The drug was never disclosed in open court or court documents,” Santiago informed Canyon News.
The Beverly Hills Police Department investigated the case. Stamos, who is known for his role in the television sitcom “Full House,” is currently starring in the FOX comedy “Grandfathered” alongside “Drake and Josh” star Josh Peck and former “Criminal Minds” star Paget Brewster.