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Tiffany Haddish enters no contest plea for reckless driving

Tiffany Haddish was reportedly found asleep behind the wheel of her Tesla on Thanksgiving weekend

Javeria Ahmed

Tiffany Haddish enters no contest plea for reckless driving

Tiffany Haddish was reportedly found asleep behind the wheel of her Tesla on Thanksgiving weekend

Tiffany Haddish enters no contest plea for reckless driving
Tiffany Haddish enters no contest plea for reckless driving 

Tiffany Haddish has entered a plea of no contest for charges related to reckless driving following her Thanksgiving holiday arrest.

The 44-year-old actress successfully had her two misdemeanour charges dismissed through a plea deal following her arrest in November, as confirmed by the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in a statement to PEOPLE.

During her Thursday morning appearance, Haddish pleaded no contest to a violation of Vehicle Code section 23103 and 23103.5, commonly referred to as "wet reckless," according to the statement.

A DUI charge, under such circumstances, can be reduced to a "wet reckless" charge through a plea deal, avoiding an automatic driver's license suspension associated with a DUI. Notably, the "wet reckless" charge remains a misdemeanour offense.

According to a statement acquired by TMZ and Rolling Stone, Alex Spiro, the attorney representing Haddish, expressed in writing that, "Ms. Haddish has agreed to a simple vehicle code violation – not driving under the influence, which has been dismissed -- and looks forward to this being behind her."

The Girl Trip actress was put on summary probation for a year. Additionally, she was mandated to fulfil 40 hours of community service and participate in the Mothers Against Drunk Driving's Victim Impact Program.

Haddish is required to participate in a HAM (Hospital and Morgue) Program, complete an SB1176 driver's education program, and cover regular fines and fees.

She also received a "Watson" admonition, a legal document mandatory for individuals with DUIs, acknowledging their awareness of the potential harm or fatality resulting from their actions.

According to the statement given to PEOPLE, Haddish has been directed to furnish evidence of completion to the clerk's office. Currently, there are no upcoming court appearances scheduled.

Read also: Tiffany Haddish hit by DUI charge for allegedly sleeping behind car wheel

Initially, the Like A Boss star pleaded not guilty at the end of December, and a pretrial hearing had been set for February 14.

For the unversed, her legal issues originated from an incident during the Thanksgiving weekend when she was reportedly found asleep behind the wheel of her Tesla on November 24, she faced charges of one count of driving under the influence of alcohol and another crime count of driving with a blood alcohol content of .08%.

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