Ex-NBA star Charles Barkley appeared in an Arizona court on Monday (February 23) to plead guilty to a DUI charge stemming from an arrest on New Year’s Eve.
The Arizona Republic reports that the 45-year-old sports commentator received a sentence of 10 days in the slammer for two counts of drunk driving. He is expected to be out after serving half that time if he completes a court-approved alcohol program.
Additionally, Barkley was ordered to pay more than $2,000 in fines.
Barkley was arrested on New Year’s Eve in Scottsdale, Arizona after police pulled him over when he ran a stop sign.
He failed a field sobriety test, but refused the breathalyzer. However, he was given a blood test at the police station. His blood-alcohol level of .149 percent, nearly twice the legal limit of .08 percent in Arizona.
Barkley will begin serving his sentence March 21.