Faith Evans has settled her DUI drama. The singer was sentenced Monday (November 29) to three years of probation after pleading no contest to one misdemeanor count of reckless driving involving alcohol stemming from an August DUI bust, Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office spokesperson Frank Mateljan told MTV News. Evans must also pay a $300 fine plus penalties, complete a three-month alcohol program and cannot drive “with any measurable amount of alcohol in her system” while she’s on probation.
Evans was arrested in August for suspicion of drunken driving at a checkpoint in Marina Del Rey, California. The “Love Like This” songstress took to her Twitter after the incident to assure fans that she was doing well and that a visual for her single was coming down the pike.
“Hi Faithfuls…I am on the set of my new video for my single ’Gone Already.’ I’m sure by now most of you heard that I was detained on suspicion of a DUI,” the “Burnin’ Up” songstress tweeted days after the arrest. “After completing a full day of wardrobe prep I was stopped at a random checkpoint. I’m fine and well, and thank you for your prayers, kind words and concerns. I can’t wait for you all to see my new video & look forward to hearing from u guys…Fizzy.”
The incident follows the “You Gets No Love” singer’s 2004 arrest alongside her husband in Atlanta on drug-possession charges. Evans sidestepped time behind bars by entering a pretrial drug-abuse intervention program and referenced the experience in her 2005 single “Again.”