Actress MISCHA BARTON has been released from jail into the arms of her parents after spending much of 27 December (07) behind bars following a DUI arrest in Hollywood.
The former The O.C. star avoided the paparazzi by leaving a West Hollywood police station by a rear exit – into the back of a car driven by her concerned folks.
Celebrity website Hollyscoop.com broke the news of Barton’s arrest early on 27 December (07).
Sheriff’s deputies stopped her vehicle when they spotted it straddling two lanes of traffic.
When officers approached her car, they discovered Barton “was an unlicensed driver and was driving while under the influence of an alcoholic beverage”.
She was taken into custody and booked, mistakenly, under the name ‘Burton’.
The 21-year-old actress’ bail was set at $10,000 (Â£5,000).