The former minister entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of DUI through his attorney. A second count was dismissed. He avoided a potential prison sentence of up to a year in jail by pleading no contest to the DUI charge.
Simpson was pulled over for suspicion of driving under the influence at a DUI sobriety checkpoint about 10 p.m. last August on Ventura Boulevard in the Sherman Oaks area of L.A. He submitted to a breath test to determine his BAC, and spent the night in jail after his arrest.