Joe Simpson - Joe Simpson Charged With Dui
Joe Simpson has been charged with driving under the influence (DUI) following his arrest earlier this month.
Joe Simpson has been charged with driving under The Influence (DUI).
The showbiz patriarch - who is the father-and-manager of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson - was arrested on August 4 in California and the Los Angeles City Attorney has now filed two misdemeanor counts of DUI against him, which carry a maximum sentence of six months in prison.
If convicted of both counts, Joe - who blew .12 on a breathalyser test, .04 higher than the legal limit - could also face up to 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine.
Joe's case is scheduled to go before a judge later this month.
Joe was stopped by officers on Ventura Boulevard in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles, at around 10pm on August 4 and the police thought he was intoxicated so arrested him.
He was booked and spent the rest of the night in a cell. He was released at 9:41am the following day and did not have to post bail.
On the day Joe was arrested for DUI, his daughter Jessica - who gave birth to daughter Maxwell Drew in May - was discussing how she now opts for water instead of alcohol at weekends.
She tweeted: ''Responsibility has drastically changed my life! Saturday night drink of choice ... WATER! :) (sic)''