Joe Simpson -- Jessica Simpson's father -- was arrested for driving under the influence in Los Angeles, TMZ reports.

According to law enforcement sources, 54-year-old Simpson was busted on Ventura Blvd. in Sherman Oaks on August 4.

Sources say LAPD cops pulled Joe's car over around 10 p.m. and during the stop, officers got the feeling he was intoxicated and ultimately cuffed the famous pop and took him to the pokey.

Simpson was booked and spent the rest of the night behind bars. He was released without having to post bail at 9:41 the following day.

The case has not been sent over to prosecutors in the L.A. City Attorney's Office yet, but if criminal charges are filed, it's unlikely Joe will get any jail time since it's his first offense.  He'll probably end up with a large fine -- something his daughter will have no problem paying.

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