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Bam Margera Charged with DUI While in Rehab

Bam Margera was charged with two counts of DUI from his arrest last week, and he’s already taking the steps to make sure he doesn’t see any time behind bars.

The L.A. City Attorney’s Office tells The Blast they charged the former “Jackass” star with driving under the influence and also driving with a blood alcohol level of .08%.

As we reported, Margera was stopped by the CHP after officers saw him using his phone while driving, and then smelled alcohol after approaching him.  He failed a sobriety test and was arrested.

Luckily for Margera, there’s light at the end of the tunnel.  First time DUI offenders are usually eligible for a diversion program in place of jail time, which encourages the defendant to seek help.  Margera is being proactive and has already checked himself into rehab, and is probably hoping the judge recognizes the efforts.

His arraignment is February 1.