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Florida American Idol Arrest

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) _ A former "American Idol"' finalist
completing a drug-rehabilitation program that will be televised
nationally pleaded no contest to charges of battery and possession
of cocaine.

Jessica Sierra was sentenced to 12 months probation and random
drug screening. She must also complete the drug-rehab program she
is in and follow up with a second part of the program.

The 22-year-old singer is accused of hitting a man on the head
with a glass at a Tampa nightspot in April. Officers found a small
amount of cocaine on her.

She must also pay restitution to the person she struck with a
bar glass and must ask permission from her probation officer before
traveling.

Her rehab will be documented on VH1's reality show "Celebrity
Rehab with Dr. Drew.'"


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