Barkley Pleads Guilty to DUI Charge

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Charles Barkley is seen in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 in a booking photo provided by the Gilbert Police Department. Barkley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m. (AP Photo/Gilbert Police Department)

Charles Barkley is seen in Scottsdale, Ariz. on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2008 in a booking photo provided by the Gilbert Police Department. Barkley was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol. An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m. (AP Photo/Gilbert Police Department)

Charles Barkley has pleaded guilty in a Scottsdale court to charges of driving drunk and will face jail time.

According to Scottsdale court records, the 45-year-old former
NBA star pleaded guilty Monday to two misdemeanor charges related
to the same drunken driving arrest.

The NBA television commentator and basketball Hall of Famer is
set to begin a five-day jail sentence on March 21. He must pay more
than $2,000 in fines and attend an alcohol treatment program. Under
Arizona law, he'll also be forced to install an ignition interlock
device on his vehicles.

Barkley was stopped by police Dec. 31 shortly after leaving a
Scottsdale nightclub. He was arrested after failing a field
sobriety test.


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