In this photo released by Riverside County Calif., Sheriff's Department, comedian Andy Dick is shown after being arrested for suspicion of drug possession and sexual battery early Wednesday morning July 16, 2008, in Murrieta, Calif. (AP Photo/Riverside County Sheriff's Department)
Actor Andy Dick pleaded guilty Friday to misdemeanor drug and battery charges and was ordered to serve three years of probation and wear an alcohol monitor for the next year, court records show.
He avoided felony charges stemming from his arrest in mid-July after prosecutors determined Dick did not commit felony sexual battery after a teenage girl accused him of pulling her top down.
The "NewsRadio" actor did not appear in a Riverside County courtroom on Friday to answer to the charges, but his attorney stood in for him.
He was arrested after officers responded to a call about an intoxicated male outside a restaurant in Murrieta, a city about 80 miles east of Los Angeles.