Judge Reduces Barkley's DUI Sentence

By: AP Email
By: AP Email
Former NBA great Charles Barkley will serve only three days in jail for DUI after a judge reduced his original 10-day sentence.

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)

Former NBA great Charles Barkley will serve only three days in jail for DUI after a judge reduced his original 10-day sentence.

Scottsdale city spokesman Mike Phillips said on Friday that a
judge reviewed the case and decided that seven days should be
suspended if the TNT basketball analyst completes an alcohol
treatment program.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Barkley is scheduled
to report to jail on Saturday morning.

The 45-year-old Barkley pleaded guilty last month to two
misdemeanor DUI charges.

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

Barkley's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment
Friday.


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