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Fitness personality Jackie Warner enters not guilty plea for DUI, assaulting police officer

Seen here in her mugshot, Jacqueline Renee Waddell, aka Jackie Warner, faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison for driving under the influence and assaulting a police officer. She entered a plea today of not guilty.

WEST HOLLYWOOD — Fitness personality and former reality TV celebrity Jackie Warner — who was charged this week with driving under the influence and assaulting a police officer — entered a plea of not guilty today.

The 48-year-old West Hollywood resident, whose real name is Jacqueline Renee Waddell, faces one felony count of assault upon a peace officer and one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content and hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a statement.

For three seasons, Waddell starred in the Bravo TV series Work Out, which focused on her exercise and gym skills as well as her volatile relationship with her girlfriend.

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Waddell is scheduled to return to the Los Angeles Superior Court Airport Branch on May 16.

If convicted as charged, Waddell faces a possible maximum sentence of six years in state prison, the statement said.

On February 24, Waddell allegedly crashed her vehicle into an electrical pole near Holloway Drive and Hacienda Place in West Hollywood while driving under the influence, the statement said. Waddell reportedly then drove to a nearby convenience store where a West Hollywood Sheriff’s Station deputy attempted to detain her, the statement said.
 
Waddell allegedly backed her vehicle toward the deputy before striking the patrol car, the statement said.
 

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Phillip Zonkel

Award-winning journalist Phillip Zonkel spent 17 years at Long Beach's Press-Telegram, where he was the first reporter in the paper's history to have a beat covering the city's vibrant LGBTQ. He also created and ran the popular and innovative LGBTQ news blog, Out in the 562.

He won two awards and received a nomination for his reporting on the local LGBTQ community, including a two-part investigation that exposed anti-gay bullying of local high school students and the school districts' failure to implement state mandated protections for LGBTQ students.

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