Will Matthew Fox Go to Rehab?

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Matthew Fox has been involved in a number of bizarre, potentially dangerous incidents in the past year, and it may land the former Lost star in rehab.

The actor accepted a plea deal that will allow him to avoid jail time in his Oregon DUI case if he successfully completes a "court diversion program."

He pleaded no contest on June 1 to one count of driving under the influence of intoxicants, and will be forced to treat his apparent alcohol issue.

Matthew Fox and Margherita Ronchi

Matthew Fox and his wife, Margherita Ronchi.

"He has to go to an evaluator for alcohol [abuse] and complete any recommended treatment program," Deputy District Attorney Cliff Lu said of Fox.

If that means in-patient rehab, then that's what he'll do, based on the evaluator's recommendation. Only then can the DUI charge be expunged.

If Fox completes the terms of a diversion program within a year, the DUI charge, which could mean jail time, "is certain to be dismissed," says Lu.

Going to rehab might not be the worst thing. Last summer, Fox was accused of crotch-punching Heather Bormann, the driver of a party bus.

She dropped her lawsuit recently, but Fox's image took another hit when his former co-star Dominic Monaghan said he beats women, often.

[Photo: Pacific Coast News]

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