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Limp Bizkit star avoids jail term
Fred Durst
Durst formed Limp Bizkit in 1994
Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst has been given a suspended 120-day jail sentence after he allegedly hit two people with his car on purpose.

Durst, 37, pleaded no contest to seven charges, including assault, battery and reckless driving, at a court hearing in Los Angeles last month.

He was also ordered to perform 20 hours of community service and fined $1,500 (750), according to court documents.

The incident took place in Los Angeles during October last year.

Restraining order

Misdemeanour charges filed in January included two counts of assault with a deadly weapon, three counts of battery, one count of making a criminal threat and one count of reckless driving.

Durst, who entered the no contest plea on 16 August, was slapped with a restraining order saying he cannot "annoy, harass, strike, threaten or otherwise disturb the peace" of the two victims, whose names were not disclosed.

The singer was told he must stay at least 100 yards away from the victims and that he cannot possess a firearm.

A telephone message left after office hours on Friday with The Firm, the Beverly Hills representatives for Durst and Limp Bizkit, was not immediately returned, the Associated Press news agency said.

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