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Jessica Simpson's Father Charged in Connection with DUI Arrest

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Jessica Simpson's father, Joe Simpson, has been charged with two misdemeanor counts stemming from his arrest on suspicion of DUI earlier this month.

The Los Angeles City Attorney's office tells E! Online that the 54-year-old faces one count of driving under the influence and one count of driving with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 percent or higher.  If convicted, Joe could get a maximum sentence of six months in jail, 36 months' probation and a $1,000 fine.

Joe was arrested on Aug. 4 for allegedly driving under the influence in Sherman Oaks, Calif.  The former minister spent the night in jail and was released the following day.

This is the first DUI offense for Simpson, who is due back in court on Aug. 30 for his arraignment.

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Jessica Simpson's Dad Busted for DUI

Mark Sullivan/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- While Jessica Simpson is busy working off her baby weight, her father, Joe Simpson, is getting into trouble in Los Angeles.

Simpson’s father was arrested Aug. 4 for driving under the influence. He was stopped about 10:15 p.m. on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks, according to Officer Rosario Herrera of the Los Angeles County Police.

The 54-year-old former minister spent the night in jail and was released Sunday at 9:40 a.m.

This is the first DUI offense for Simpson.

While her father was getting into trouble, Jessica Simpson was enjoying a drink of her own.

“Responsibility has drastically changed my life! Saturday night drink of choice…. WATER! :)” the singer tweeted Aug. 4.

The 32-year-old songstress gave birth to her first baby, daughter Maxwell Drew Johnson. Fiance Drew Johnson is the dad. The singer is working on losing the baby weight as the spokeswoman for Weight Watchers.

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