Priestley Gets More Time for Rehab

Wednesday, January 31st 2001, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former ``Beverly Hills 90210'' star Jason Priestley will get more time to complete a treatment program ordered after his drunken driving conviction last year.

The 31-year-old actor had been ordered by a court to complete a three-month alcohol counseling program. His attorney said Priestley has been unable to enter a program in Los Angeles because he has been working in New York and England.

On Tuesday, Superior Court Judge H. Randolph Moore gave Priestley until July 2 to complete a program, and allowed him to do so in New York, where he now lives. Priestley was not present for the hearing.

He was charged with driving under the influence after a December 1999 car crash. He pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor DUI charge on March 28, 2000, and was sentenced to five days in jail, three years' probation and the treatment program.

Priestley served his jail sentence this month, his attorney said.