July 30, 2014
PHOENIX (AP) - Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi pleaded guilty to a drunken-driving charge stemming from her July arrest.
Taurasi, an all-star guard on the WNBA champions, spent a day in jail after a judge suspended nine days of her sentence.
Taurasi's blood-alcohol level was 0.17 percent when she was pulled over on July 2 following a 93-81 victory over the Seattle Storm. That's more than twice Arizona's legal limit of 0.08 percent.
A police officer who stopped Taurasi's vehicle after seeing it drift outside a traffic lane near downtown Phoenix claims she was driving nearly 20 mph over the 35 mph limit.
While Taurasi pleaded guilty to DUI on Oct. 12, charges of extreme DUI and speeding were dropped.