[artist id=”501686″]Britney Spears[/artist] is having a great week thanks to the release of her new album, Circus, and some serious face time thanks to appearances on “Good Morning America” and her “For the Record” documentary , the same can’t be said for her first ex-husband. Jason Alexander, the singer’s childhood Louisiana friend to whom she was married for 55 hours in 2004 , was arrested in Los Angeles on Wednesday for violating his probation from a 2006 DUI conviction.
According to Steve Whitmore, senior spokesperson for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Alexander, 27, was sentenced to 10 days in jail for the violation when he appeared in court on Wednesday. Whitmore said Alexander will likely be released early due to the overcrowding situation in the jail — which has resulted in quick in-and-out sentences for stars such as Lindsay Lohan and Nicole Richie in the past — but that he will likely be locked up until December 9.
TMZ reported that one of the reasons Alexander was locked up was because he missed two court ordered appointments at the L.A. County Morgue as part of his probation for the DUI conviction; Whitmore said he could not confirm information that at press time.
“He was remanded into custody yesterday, when a judge determined that he had violated his probation by not attending the DUI classes he was ordered to, so they sentenced him to 10 days in county jail,” Whitmore said. In addition to the morgue visits, Alexander was ordered to take an alcohol education program as part of a deal following a DUI arrest in 2006, but he reportedly did not fulfill those requirements and when the judge found out he ordered him to jail.
Whitmore said Alexander is due back in court on February 2 for a progress report, at which time his probation could be extended.