Former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell pleaded not guilty today to his second DUI charge.
Bell was arrested in Glendale on Dec. 21, 2015, according to reports from the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. Prosecutors allege that Bell was seen driving erratically on San Fernando Road.
The actor also allegedly refused to take a sobriety test.
At his arraignment today, Bell pleaded not guilty. He is due for a pretrial hearing on August 5.
In 2010, Bell was convicted of driving under the influence in San Diego.
Because this is his second charge within a 10 year period, Bell could potentially face 365 days in county jail if convicted. Bell, who submitted proof of attendance at Alcoholics Anonymous classes, is currently out of jail.
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