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Drake Bell of 'Drake and Josh' Arrested for DUI

GLENDALE, Calif. – On Monday, Dec. 21, a former Nickelodeon star was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving, said the Glendale police.

Drake Bell, 29, of the hit TV show, Drake and Josh, was arrested for DUI at 2:18 a.m. Monday after one of Glendale’s patrol officers observed Bell driving at an unsafe speed and straddling lanes near San Fernando Road and Western Avenue, said Glendale Police Department’s Public Information Officer Tahnee Lightfoot.

A native of Newport Beach, Bell attended Orange County School of the Arts in Santa Ana. The actor is best known for his starring role on Drake and Josh, which ran from 2004 to 2007 on Nickelodeon.

According to the Orange County Register, Bell was followed by the police northbound on Western Avenue until he turned onto San Fernando Road. He was stopped near West Doran Street.

As the officer approached Bell’s vehicle, the officer noticed the odor of alcohol, Lightfoot said. At that point Bell was asked to perform a field sobriety test, which he failed.

Bell was arrested for DUI and taken into custody. He was released from jail 10 hours later and given a citation to appear in court.

On Dec. 29, 2005, Bell was badly injured when he was hit head-on by another vehicle while driving along Pacific Coast Highway in Los Angeles, the Associated Press reported.

In that incident, Bell had to be hospitalized after suffering a fractured jaw and several cuts, according to the AP.

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