Jaime Pressly DUI: Blew Nearly Three Times Legal Blood Alcohol Limit When Arrested

01/11/2011 07:20 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jaime Pressly's DUI arrest on January 5th was no close call -- the 'My Name Is Earl' star registered a .22 blood alcohol level, nearly three times the legal limit, TMZ reports.

Pressly, arrested around 11 pm in Santa Monica, blew the .22 at the scene of the stop, TMZ says law enforcement officials told them. The legal limit in California is .08. Luckily, there was no traffic accident involved, and police simply pulled her over for a traffic violation, at which point they began to suspect that she was under the influence.

Pressly was forced to spend the night in prison, and was released on $15,000 bail.