The comedian agrees to wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year

By Ken Lee
Updated October 17, 2008 02:00 PM
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Andy Dick pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery and marijuana possession in a Murrieta, Calif., courtroom Friday, and will wear an alcohol-monitoring bracelet for one year. Two other charges against the comedian will be dropped.

Dick, 42, faced a total of four misdemeanors: battery, public intoxication and possession of marijuana and Xanax without a prescription.

“Andy is a great guy. People don t really know him and we are considering this matter closed,” his attorney, Jeffery Rubenstein, tells PEOPLE. “He s looking forward to putting this matter behind him.

On July 16, Dick was arrested outside the Buffalo Wild Wings Grill & Bar in Murrieta after he allegedly “walked up to the 17-year-old female victim, grabbed her tank top and bra and pulled them down and exposed her breasts,” according to a police statement at the time of the arrest.

The former NewsRadio star was “extremely intoxicated,” said police. His pockets allegedly contained marijuana and Xanax.

The monitoring bracelet Dick has been ordered to wear, known as a SCRAM device, measures alcohol through the skin.

Previous Brushes

This isn’t Dick’s first brush with the law. Last year, he was cited for urinating on a sidewalk in Columbus, Ohio. He was arrested for alleged pot possession four years ago but the case was later dropped.

In 1999, Dick was charged with DUI, drug possession and hit-and-run driving after crashing into a telephone pole in L.A. The comic received three years’ probation and was ordered into drug treatment.

Additional Reporting by HOWARD BREUER