It seems that celebrities caught for drinking and driving incident have become a trend in Hollywood nowadays as joins the list of Hollywood starlets arrested for DUI charges, that includes , and . According to a statement from Sgt. John Hocking, the actress famous for her role as Marissa Cooper in 'The O.C.' was arrested for investigation of driving under the influence of alcohol, driving without a license, as well as possessing a controlled substance and marijuana.
The 21-year-old actress was pulled over around 2:45 A.M. on Thursday, December 27, when she was driving on La Cienega Boulevard in West Hollywood, California. She was stopped by the authorities after they saw her car straddling two lanes of traffic and failing to signal for a turn. According to the statement released by the L.A. County Sheriff's Department, following the pulling over, the sheriff found out that she didn't have driving license at the moment. The statement read, "During Ms. Barton's detention, it was determined that she was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage."