Gary Collins in Jan. 2008
Glendale Police Department/AP
02/17/2009 at 05:10 PM EST
Former TV host Gary Collins has been formally charged with DUI, following his arrest
while erratically driving a motor home, prosecutors confirm Tuesday.
If convicted of the charges – driving under the influence and driving with a blood alcohol level of .08 percent or higher – this would be Collins's third DUI offense, making jail time almost certain.
Collins's blood alcohol level was .29 after his arrest Jan. 31 – more than three times the legal limit, Senior Santa Barbara County Deputy District Attorney Lee Carter tells PEOPLE.
The former host of Hour Magazine
and Home Show
was arrested after officers spotted him driving the motor home "erratically" in Carpinteria, Calif., according to the California Highway Patrol.
In January 2008, Collins, 70, served four days
in a Glendale, Calif., jail for what was his second DUI conviction at the time.
His arraignment is set for March 2.
A rep for Collins wasn't immediately available.