Mischa Barton secretly checked into rehab after DUI arrest

September 3rd, 2008 - 4:51 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington , Sep 3 (ANI): Hollywood actress Mischa Barton has revealed that she secretly checked into rehab after pleading guilty for drunken driving in 2007.

The former O.C. actress said that she punished herself by locking herself at an unnamed rehab after being arrested on suspicion of DUI in December.

She was sentenced to 36 months on probation, alcohol education classes and a fine after pleading guilty to charges earlier this year.

“I wanted to prove to the court that I would take it completely seriously, so I went to rehab to prove I was sober, Contactmusic quoted Barton, as saying.

“It really helped in getting the more serious aspects of my case dropped because, you know, that’’s what they want to hear; you”re not an alcoholic and you don”t have a problem.

So I did it in the most low-key way possible - I didn”t make a fuss about it and I didn”t tell a lot of my friends, I just did the program and got through it,” she said.

She added: The actress stated that she was disappointed in herself for her wrong doing and putting life in danger due to her reckless driving.

“The thing is, I hate drunk drivers, living in L.A. , I can”t stand them, and that’’s why I was so disappointed in myself, its so not worth it when you put other lives at risk,” she said. (ANI)

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