General Hospital starlet Kirsten Storms (Maxie Jones) has been formally charged with two counts of misdemeanor drunken driving stemming from an arrest earlier in the month.
According to a police report obtained, California Highway Patrol officers observed a lit cigarette being tossed from a blue Mercedes CLK500 at 3:04am on September 7th. When the officers stopped the car, which was being driven by Storms, they noticed "the odor of an alcoholic beverage emitting from the vehicle." Storms was given a series of field sobriety tests, which she was unable to perform satisfactorily. A subsequent breathalyzer test was given and the report states that the results "indicated the presence of alcohol greater than 0.08%, the California legal limit."
The 23-year-old actress was arrested for DUI, a misdemeanor, and taken to Van Nuys Jail. She was later released on $5,000 bail.
Storms joined the cast of General Hospital in 2005, taking over the role of Maxie from fan favorite Robyn Richards. Prior to joining GH, Storms appeared for five years as Belle Black on NBC's Days of our Lives.
Storms will be arraigned October 2nd in Van Nuys Superior Court. If convicted, she faces a maximum of six months in jail and a $1,000 fine.
"ABC does not comment on actor's personal lives," a show spokesperson told Soap Central.
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