CELEBS REHAB — NO JAIL TIME

FOX NEWS STORY


Miss USA Tara Conner
gets to keep her title if she checks into rehab. Here’s a list of celebs who did rehab to avoid jail:


Mel Gibson
ended his August 2006 fiasco pleading no contest to a charge of drunken driving under a deal in which he’ll serve three years’ probation, pay a fine and attend alcohol rehabilitation classes.

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Boy George In March 2006, Boy George agreed to enter drug rehab in order to avoid jail time on a cocaine charge.

Nick Nolte voluntarily entered a Connecticut clinic after his November 2002 arrest for suspicion of driving under the influence.

In April 2006, a judge ordered Rush Limbaugh to undergo at least 18 months of drug rehabilitation treatment. The agreement ended an investigation into allegations that Limbaugh illegally obtained prescription drugs.

Courtney Love may have been facing three criminal cases at one time, but the former Hole singer avoided the possibility of prison by cutting a deal and entering 18 months of court-ordered rehab instead.

A jury convicted Winona Ryder in November 2002 of grand theft and felony vandalism for a shoplifting spree in a Beverly Hills Saks Fifth Avenue. But when it came time to mete out a sentence, the judge took into account the prescription pain killers she had on her at the time of her arrest. As part of her sentence, which included community service and a $10,000 fine, the “Edward Scissorhands” actress was ordered to undergo drug and psychological counseling.


Charlie Sheen
was arrested in 1999 for driving under the influence. The charges forced him into rehab to avoid prison.


Kelsey Grammer of “Frasier” and “Cheers”
fame flipped his Dodge Viper in 1987 while under the influence. He was put under house arrest, given probation and ordered to complete rehab.

Sources: Court TV, CBS4
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