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Last Updated: Friday, 29 June 2007, 09:06 GMT 10:06 UK
Eve rapped for drink drive charge
Eve won a Grammy in 2001 for her single with Gwen Stefani
Rapper Eve has been told she must wear an alcohol-detecting ankle bracelet for 45 days after she pleaded no contest to drink driving in a Los Angeles court.

Eve - real name Eve Jihan Jeffers - was arrested in April after she crashed her car on Hollywood Boulevard.

The star had faced a maximum sentence of six months in jail. She has now been fined $390 (194), faces 36 months of probation and must pay for repairs.

If she drinks during her punishment she could still face imprisonment.

'Appropriate sentence'

The star, who is a protege of rapper Dr Dre, must also attend 10 Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, a three-month alcohol education programme and appear in court to verify that she is using the alcohol detection monitor.

"This was handled like any other of our driving under the influence cases," said Frank Mateljan, a spokesman for the city attorney's office.

"This was an appropriate sentence, we believe for the facts of this case," he added.

She has released several solo albums and won a Grammy in 2001 for the single Let Me Blow Ya Mind which she recorded with Gwen Stefani.

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