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SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) -- Jason Wahler, a former reality TV star who has struggled with alcohol use, has been charged with drunken driving in Southern California.

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The 23-year-old former star of "The Hills" was charged Monday with misdemeanor driving under the influence and having a blood-alcohol level over the limit of .08 percent.

It could not be immediately determined if Wahler had a lawyer or spokesperson.

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District attorney's spokeswoman Farrah Emami says Wahler could face up to six months in jail and a $1,000 fine if convicted.

Emami says Wahler had a blood alcohol level of .19 percent when he was stopped by Newport Beach police on March 19 after officers saw him make an abrupt turn and stop in a traffic lane.

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Wahler told US Magazine he's ashamed of the latest arrest and has resumed attending Alcoholics Anonymous meetings.