Marion 'Pooch' Hall Reaches Plea Deal After Driving Under the Influence with Son on His Lap
The actor was charged in October after letting his 2-year-old son Djulian take the wheel while he was intoxicated
On Tuesday, the Ray Donovan actor admitted to driving under the influence in October while his 2-year-old son Djulian Bryant sat in his lap, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office confirmed to PEOPLE.
Hall, 45, pleaded no contest to one misdemeanor for driving with a blood alcohol content over .08 percent and another for child endangerment.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Hall received a three-year sentence of probation, a mandatory three-month residential alcoholic treatment program, and one year of parenting classes. The actor’s driving license was also suspended for six months, according to the D.A.’s Office.
Representatives for Hall did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The actor’s plea deal comes five months after he was arrested while behind the wheel with Djulian sitting in his lap.
Burbank Police responded to a call on Oct. 3 regarding a traffic collision. When officers arrived, witnesses reported seeing a man weaving in and out of traffic with a small child seated on his lap, the spokesperson told PEOPLE. One witness reported seeing the child’s hands on the steering wheel.
The driver was identified as Hall, who has played Daryll Donovan in the Showtime drama since 2013.
Hall ultimately collided with a parked vehicle and was detained at the scene on suspicion of driving under the influence. Fortunately, there were no injuries reported as a result of the collision. His son was released to the actor’s wife, Linda Hall, at the scene.
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“Mr. Hall displayed obvious signs of alcohol intoxication and was unable to perform standardized field sobriety tests,” the spokesperson told PEOPLE after the incident. “Mr. Hall’s 2-year-old son was riding in the car with him at the time of the collision and was determined to have been riding in the vehicle unrestrained, as required by law.”
After being placed under arrest, Hall — who police said was driving with a .08 percent blood alcohol content — was taken to Burbank City Jail. He was released just one day later on Oct. 4.
Three weeks after the incident, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced that Hall was charged with child abuse and driving under the influence. If he was convicted, Hall could’ve faced a maximum of six years in state prison.
In addition to Djulian, Hall shares 12-year-old son Djordan and daughters Djanai, 22, and Djaeda, 15, with his wife.