With two shows in production, the Grandfathered and Full House reunion star could be spending some serious time off camera. The L.A. County Attorney formally charged John Stamos with a DUI today after an incident back in June. That charge could see the actor draped in an orange jumpsuit and headed to County for up to six months, the maximum for the offense.
“On or about June 12, 2015, in the County of Los Angeles, the crime of DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF A DRUG, in violation of VEHICLE CODE SECTION 23152(e), a Misdemeanor, was committed by JOHN PHILLIP STAMOS, who did drive a vehicle while under the influence of a drug,” said the complaint field by Jackie Lacey’s office Thursday. The drug that Stamos took has never formally been confirmed.
An arraignment in the case is scheduled for tomorrow in L.A. Superior Court. Because the DUI charge is a misdemeanor, Stamos does not actually have to show up at the hearing and can just have a lawyer there for him, which is usually what happens in such matters. Friday’s hearing could see a resolution to the case or the setting of a pre-trial hearing, which could mean any jail time for Stamos is unlikely before the new year.
Fox had no comment on the charge or how Stamos’ situation may affect future production on Grandfathered. Netflix also had no comment on how Fuller House, which is set to hit the streaming service next year, might be affected. Stamos is apparently in Fuller House on a limited basis, but the freshman Fox comedy revolves around the actor.
The incident, which happened near Canon Drive and Brighton Way this summer after reports were called into police of him “allegedly behaving strangely and driving erratically,” is still be investigated by the Beverly Hills Police Department. Stamos put himself into rehab after the arrest.