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'Iron Chef' Cat Cora

Strikes Plea Deal

In DUI Case

8/17/2012 11:45 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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"Iron Chef" and Food Network star Cat Cora won't be going to jail for DUI -- as long as she behaves herself -- because TMZ has learned, she just struck a sweet plea deal with prosecutors.

A rep for the Santa Barbara County District Attorney tells TMZ, Cat pled "no contest" today to driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 or higher, stemming from her June arrest. The remaining DUI count was dropped.

Cora was sentenced to 3 years probation and 9 months of DUI school. She paid $2,386 in fines.

Cora also received a 120-day suspended jail sentence -- but she won't spend a day behind bars ... as long as she fulfills her probation and DUI school obligations.

Cora was arrested for DUI on June 17th in Santa Barbara. According to police, she admitted to drinking 3 beers and later blew a .19 on a breathalyzer ... more than twice the legal limit in California.

Cat later apologized for the arrest, saying, “I deeply regret my decision to drive that evening after my designated driver became unavailable."

Just moments after the crash, the other driver began videotaping her. Cat angrily responded by calling the driver and his passenger "nerds" with no life. TMZ posted the footage.

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We're told Cat has since paid all restitution to the other driver.

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16.

Phishie from Philly    

She can make me a neard sandwich anytime. But you shouldn't drink and drive.
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Phishie from Philly

733 days ago
17.

LDB    

I'm shocked she got a deal for a DUI

733 days ago
18.

al baby    

Id let her shis my kabob

733 days ago
19.

Harlin's Garage    

Nobody is going to jail, nobody is doing time, it is California and she is a "B" list... Hell, you can even murder your ex and a waiter in that state without doing time. sad...

733 days ago
20.

Harlin's Garage    

Nobody is going to jail, nobody is doing time, it is California and she is a "B" list... Hell, you can even murder your ex and a waiter in that state without doing time. sad... But she's hot...

733 days ago
21.

Harlin's Garage    

Britches........ Tight......

733 days ago
22.

News Flash     

She is selling a cooking app for 7.99 that is total garbage.

733 days ago
23.

DaveT    

Pretty woman, and sexy the way she knows her way around a kitchen and wiggles around cooking

733 days ago
24.

jimmy d    

This is one Kat who I wouldn't mind tasting where she pissed from

733 days ago
25.

Raleighwood    

Three years probation, nine months of DUI school and 2386 dollars doesn't sound like a sweet deal to me.

733 days ago
26.

bellyman    

She hot even in her mug shot.

733 days ago
27.

SoCalJasonland    

This is the normal sentence for a high blood level first offense. You get credit for the night you spent in jail when you got the DUI.

733 days ago
28.

jpm4444    

the best justice money can buy. Celebs are above the law in so cal.

733 days ago
29.

Maria    

Whats the big deal; another drunken dyke bites the dust.

733 days ago
30.

Han643    

tHROW HER LESBIAN ASS IN JAIL!!!!

733 days ago
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