Pop Star DUI

Backstreet Boy Nick Carter ordered to alcohol treatment

Nick Carter will have to go to a three-month alcohol treatment program as part of his punishment for drunken driving.

The Backstreet Boys singer didn't appear at the California court, but entered a guilty plea yesterday.

The Orange County Superior Court judge also ordered Carter to pay 12-hundred dollars in fines, and put him on three years of informal probation.  A prosecutor says Carter will also have restricted driving privileges for 90 days.

Carter was pulled over in March in downtown Huntington Beach.  He was charged with one count of driving with a blood alcohol level over the legal limit.  He has said through a publicist that he was on prescription medication "and was unaware of its interaction possibilities."