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Last Updated: Saturday, 23 September 2006, 11:12 GMT 12:12 UK
La Bamba star on battery charge
Lou Diamond Phillips
The charge relates to an alleged incident last month
La Bamba actor Lou Diamond Phillips has been charged in Los Angeles with domestic battery over an alleged incident involving his girlfriend.

Phillips is alleged to have "pushed and dragged" her in their shared home "resulting in scrapes to both knees", said City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo.

She locked herself in a bathroom before calling police, the statement from Mr Delgadillo also alleged.

The 44-year-old actor could face up to one year in jail if convicted.

He could also face a $2,000 (1,050) fine. He is due to appear in court on 18 October.

The girlfriend was not identified in court documents.

Phillips' breakthrough role was as singer Ritchie Valens in the 1987 film La Bamba.

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