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Lori Petty charged with drunken driving

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Tank Girl" star Lori Petty was charged with drunken driving on Friday after she hit a skateboarder while driving a car, authorities said.

Petty, who is free on bail, faces up to two years behind bars if convicted of the charges of driving under the influence and causing an injury, said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the Los Angeles City Attorney's Office.

The actress, who is due in Los Angeles Superior Court on June 25, has also been accused of driving without insurance.

The skateboarder was treated at the scene of the collision on Saturday in Los Angeles and was not hospitalized, Mateljan said.

Petty starred in 1991 movie "Point Break" and 1992 release "A League of Their Own," but she is best known for her role in 1995 action comedy "Tank Girl." More recently, she starred this year in an episode of U.S. television show "House."

(Reporting by Alex Dobuzinskis: Editing by Bob Tourtellotte)

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