Jackie Warner, former star of Bravo’s “Work Out,” has been slapped with a host of charges following her arrest in February.
Warner, real name Jacqueline Waddell, has been charged with felony assault on a police officer, as well as misdemeanor DUI and misdemeanor hit and run, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap on Monday.
The DA’s spokesman had no further comment on the charges.
Fitness expert Warner was arrested for assault with a deadly weapon on a peace officer, hit and run and driving under the influence in February, after allegedly crashing into a police car.
A detective with the West Hollywood station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department told TheWrap at the time that there were no injuries, though the police car sustained damage during the incident, which occurred at approximately 5:45 p.m.
Warner’s blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of .08, the detective said.
Warner’s attorney, Shawn Holley, told TMZ on Monday that she had evidence backing up Warner’s claim that she had taken Ambien prior to the incident.
“We have letters and reports from Jackie’s doctors which prove a long history of insomnia and which strongly support our contention that Jackie was driving unconscious after taking Ambien, which had been prescribed to her.”
Holley added, “I reached out to the DA’s office weeks ago and was assured that deputies would review our reports before filing charges. We are extremely disappointed that the DA’s office filed these charges without reviewing our evidence, as promised.”
Warner starred on three seasons of “Work Out” beginning in 2006. The series focused on Warner as she juggled her professional career with her personal life.
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