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Samantha Ronson Charged Over DUI



    Samantha Ronson Charged Over DUI
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    In this booking photo provided by the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Office, Samantha Ronson poses for a mug shot August 1, 2011 in Barstow, California.

    Samantha Ronson will face a judge over her driving under the influence arrest earlier this month.

    On Tuesday, Access Hollywood confirmed that the celebrity DJ has been charged with two misdemeanor counts – for driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level above .08.

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    The maximum penalty if Ronson is convicted is 6 months in jail and a $1,000 fine.

    As previously reported on, Ronson was arrested on Aug. 1 on suspicion of driving under the influence.

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    The celebrity DJ was stopped outside of Baker, Calif., at 10:31 AM for speeding in her black Porsche. She was clocked going 89 MPH in a 70 MPH zone, California Highway Patrol said in a statement released to Access Hollywood at the time.

    After Ronson was stopped, law enforcement officials said she displayed signs of alcohol intoxication and was given a series of field sobriety tests and then arrested.

    Ronson refused a portable breath test on the scene, but submitted to a breath test at the San Bernardino County Sheriff's Substation in Baker. She was then later booked at the Sheriff's jail in Barstow, Calif., and released on Monday, Aug. 1, at 5:30 PM

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    CHP said Ronson was "cooperative" during the booking.

    TMZ first reported news of the charges.

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