LA VERNE, Calif. (AP) _ Hard rain? Try soft wash.

Christian Slater, jailed for beating his girlfriend, was spotted washing police patrol cars Saturday morning as part of his 90-day sentence.

The 28-year-old actor was among several inmates sent to the police station for scrubbing duty, dressed in sneakers, jeans, a white T-shirt and a black nylon vest with the word ``TRUSTEE'' emblazoned on the back. Slater mostly ignored a group of photographers snapping away. Usually the name given inmates granted special privileges is ``trusty.''

Slater reported to jail Wednesday, one day after he appeared in Hollywood at the debut of his latest movie, ``Hard Rain.'' The actor pleaded no contest last month to battery on a dating partner, battery on a police officer and being under the influence of a controlled substance.

After he gets out of jail, Slater will have to serve three months in a drug treatment program and a year in a treatment program for batterers.