The Criminal Minds actor will also do community service

By Sara Hammel
Updated July 25, 2007 01:00 PM

Shemar Moore was sentenced to 36 months’ probation – and agreed to do 80 hours of community service – in a Los Angeles courtroom Tuesday.

The Criminal Minds actor, 37, had pleaded no contest in the case, the Associated Press reports.

The charges stemmed from Moore’s arrest June 1, when the California Highway Patrol stopped him for driving faster than 65 m.p.h. on a city street, officials said.

On June 22 he was charged with driving under the influence and having a blood-alcohol level of .08 percent or above, said city attorney spokesman Frank Mateljan.

As part of a plea deal, the DUI charges were dropped.

Last month the actor issued a statement explaining the incident: “I’m a serious and conscientious person by nature, but my one vice is driving fast, and it unfortunately took something like this for me to take stock and slow down.”

Moore, a former model who recently was captured on-camera nude on the beach in Hawaii, also agreed to serve DUI-related conditions, which means he cannot drive with alcohol in his system, officials said.

“Shemar has not yet made a choice with regard to his community service,” said his publicist, Staci Wolfe, the AP reports.