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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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31.

bored    

best celb mug shot I've ever seen

696 days ago
32.

SeikoSuxx    

Her and that damn Oozo!!! lmfaoooooooo

695 days ago
33.

Mixed Chick    

Nice deal, I wonder if some broke single mother working as a waitress would have walked away with that deal, not hardly, our system is a joke...all that talks is money, nothing else.

695 days ago
34.

KoncreteRo'ze    

Why do the rich always get caught driving drunk? If you're rich have a bar at home. Bartender in included lol..

695 days ago
35.

Tracker    

test

695 days ago
36.

SheisHot    

Rumor is she got this sweet deal after allowing the judge to anal gape her in chambers. She now loves it in her hershey highway and demands to ATM her backdoor lover to clean off her ass juices. So sweet!

695 days ago
37.

Wocka    

Get a grip you a-holes that are jealous of her. I know her and she hardly drinks. The one time she had 3 beers she got stopped. This is no "sweet" deal. She got whatever anyone with a first offense would.

662 days ago
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