Jessica Simpson's Dad Charged, Could Face Jail Time

Joe Simpson charged with two counts of DUI

By Colin Bertram
|  Wednesday, Aug 15, 2012  |  Updated 7:03 PM EDT
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Joe Simpson, seen here with daughter Jessica, was charged with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence.

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Joe Simpson was charged Tuesday with two misdemeanor counts of driving under the influence stemming from an arrest earlier this month.

The 54-year-old father and manager of Jessica Simpson was pulled over and then arrested at around 10 p.m. on August 4 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office confirmed to E! that Simpson was charged with one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.

If he is convicted of both counts, he could face a maximum sentence of six months in jail, 36 months probation and a $1,000 fine.

Joe Simpson is also father to singer-actress Ashlee, 27, as well as to Jessica, 32, who recently welcomed her first child, daughter Maxwell Drew, with fiancé Eric Johnson.

Simpson is scheduled to be arraigned on August 30 in Los Angeles.

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