Andy Dick pleads guilty to drug charge

October 18, 2008 6:45:30 AM PDT
Actor Andy Dick has plead guilty to misdemeanor drug and battery charges. Dick was ordered to serve three years of probation and wear an alcohol monitor for the next year, court records show. He avoided felony charges stemming from his arrest in mid-July after prosecutors determined Dick did not commit felony sexual battery after a teenage girl accused him of pulling her top down.

The "NewsRadio" actor did not appear in a Riverside County courtroom on Friday to answer to the charges, but his attorney stood in for him.

He was arrested after officers responded to a call about an intoxicated male outside a restaurant in Murrieta, a city about 80 miles east of Los Angeles.