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Joe Simpson Ordered on Probation for DUI Charges

Posted Saturday November 17, 2012 2:33 PM GMT

After pleading guilty to two DUI charges, Joe Simpson has been sentenced to 36 months' probation, a $390 fine plus penalties, and was ordered to undergo a three-month alcohol education program.

The 54-year-old father of Jessica and Ashlee Simpson did not appear in court and his attorney entered the plea on his client's behalf earlier this week.

According to an Us Weekly source, "Joe's arrest shocked his family. Any time he's in the news, it directly reflects upon Jessica and Ashlee."

Unfortunately for the family, the legal troubles cropped up right around the time that Joe announced that he and his wife of 34 years were divorcing. An insider insists that he and Tina's split was "amicable."

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