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'Burn Notice' Star Convicted of Reckless Driving

2/2/2011 11:40 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

"Burn Notice" star Jeffrey Donovan caught a huge break in his DUI case recently -- after the actor cut a deal with Miami prosecutors to plead down to a lesser charge ... reckless driving.

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As TMZ first reported, Donovan was arrested for DUI in 2009 after almost crashing into a cop car -- and then telling the officer, "The only mistake I made tonight was drinking Benadryl with 3 glasses of wine."

According to court documents filed in Miami -- where the incident took place -- Jeffrey was sentenced to 6 months probation and ordered to pay more than a thousand bucks in fines and other charges.

Not bad, considering JD faced 6 months behind bars if convicted for DUI.

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