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DUI charges filed against Tracey Gold

'Growing Pains' star faces three felony counts and could serve up to five years in prison.
/ Source: The Associated Press

Prosecutors filed three felony counts Thursday against former “Growing Pains” star Tracey Gold in the alleged drunken driving rollover crash of her sport utility vehicle.

Tracey Gold Marshall, 35, was at the wheel of the SUV when it flipped on a highway in Moorpark on Sept. 3, injuring her husband and two of her three children, authorities said.

The district attorney’s office filed charges of driving under the influence of alcohol causing bodily injury, driving with a blood alcohol level in excess of 0.08 causing injury and felony child endangerment, Senior Deputy District Attorney Kim Gibbons said.

The maximum sentence would be five years in prison, Gibbons said. But he also said it was common for people in such cases to receive probation or a lesser amount of jail time.

The Marshalls’ home phone number was unlisted and the actress couldn’t be reached for comment.

Blair Berk, a lawyer who represents Marshall, declined to discuss details of the incident.

“Tracey is a wonderful mother and incredibly respected in her community. Hopefully the truth of what really occurred will be more important to people than speculation or headlines,” Berk said.

She is scheduled for arraignment on Oct. 19 and plans to plead not guilty, her lawyer said.

Marshall wasn’t hurt when the SUV flipped, but her husband, Roby Marshall, 39, suffered neck injuries. The couple’s 7-year-old son suffered a broken collarbone, and their 5-year-old son was cut, said California Highway Patrol officer Steve Reid.

A 4-month-old son also in the vehicle wasn’t hurt. Berk said the 5-year-old was also uninjured.

The SUV veered off the highway just before midnight and rolled over on its way down an embankment, Reid said.

Marshall played Carol Seaver during the seven-year run of “Growing Pains,” which ended production in 1992.