The maximum sentence for the charge is one year in jail

January 13, 2016 05:20 PM

Singer and former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell has been charged following his December arrest on suspicion of DUI, PEOPLE has confirmed.

Bell has been charged with a misdemeanor, which carries a maximum sentence of one year in county jail, Los Angeles District Attorney’s office spokesperson Ricardo Santiago tells PEOPLE.

A Glendale police spokesperson previously told PEOPLE that Bell was pulled over Dec. 21 at 2:18 a.m. by police for straddling a lane, traveling at an unsafe speed and abruptly stopping at a red light. Officers “smelled an odor of alcohol” and administered a sobriety test, which Bell “did not satisfactorily complete,” spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot told PEOPLE.

Bell, 29, was arrested and released after posting $20,000 in bail.

A rep for Bell did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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