Fitness Guru Jackie Warner Pleads Not Guilty to DUI and Assault Charges

A former television fitness expert who allegedly crashed into an electrical pole in West Hollywood and then backed her vehicle toward a sheriff’s deputy in February pleaded not guilty today to charges including driving under the influence and assaulting a peace officer.

Jackie Warner

Jacqueline Renee Waddell — who was known as Jackie Warner on her Bravo TV series “Work Out” — is charged with one felony count of assault upon a peace officer and one misdemeanor count each of driving under the influence of an alcoholic beverage, driving with a 0.08% blood-alcohol content and hit-and-run driving resulting in property damage, according to the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office.

The 48-year-old West Hollywood woman allegedly smashed her vehicle into an electrical pole near Holloway Drive and Hacienda Place while driving under the influence on Feb. 24, prosecutors said.

She then allegedly drove to the nearby 7-Eleven store where an L.A. County sheriff’s deputy tried to detain her, prosecutors said.

Waddell allegedly backed her vehicle toward the deputy before striking the patrol car, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

She was arrested by the Sheriff’s Department that night and released on bond early the next morning, according to jail records.

If convicted as charged, she could face up to six years in state prison, according to the District Attorney’s Office.

  1. So sad to hear that about Jackie! I miss “Work Out” – sounds like she could relaunch the show as “Chill Out” and maybe open a yoga studio after this debacle.

  2. What were you thinking Jacqueline Renee Waddell, you do realize that men of color are routinely shot dead by law enforcement officers for the same behavior? Felony assault upon a peace officer where the automobile can easily be considered a lethal weapon, has many times justified use of deadly force by the officer! A shame that you make such a good living giving advise to other people when your own life is in such serious trouble! People of color like myself face the same possible fate as Trayvon Martin just walking alone alone unarmed in our own neighborhoods of being shot to death, with the shooter NOT always a law enforcement officer, not only getting away with it but, becoming a hero for killing us! If you are fearing the worst-case scenario of getting the maximum sentence of six years in state prison (only possible for a privileged white woman if she were on her worst un-remorseful behavior in court), at worst you’ll do six months. Now if you want to completely get off FREE you show up in court like that headline picture of yours on your website with that cross around your neck, the big American Flag and, add a red “Make America Great Again” hat. Simply apologize for endangering the Sheriff’s Deputy and damaging the Sheriff’s car, hey you were just drunk, didn’t mean any harm, works for white people all the time. Then appeal to the sympathy of the jury by winning them over by telling them your “true intentions were to run down non-whites and Muslims in the name of Jesus and America!” After that you may well be offered an even better paying job working for the Trump administration! 🙂

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