Charles Barkley Gets 10 Days In Jail For New Year’s DUI

2008-12-31 - Charles Barkley booking photoEx-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.

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