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by: AnthonyP On  Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Charles Barkley Mug ShotTotal Pro Sports – TMZ is officially reporting that Charles Barkley is going to jail for 10 days after pleading guilty to 2 counts of driving under the influence and plead “responsible” to running a stop sign for the in Scottsdale, Arizona.

On December 31st, at 1:30 am a Gilbert police officer spotted the former NBA star running a stop sign.  He immediately pulled him over where and smelled alcohol on him.  Charles Barkley proceeded to fail a standard of field sobriety tests and declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test.  He was immediately arrested on suspicion of DUI.

“Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail — but will only do five if he completes an alcohol education program. Barkley was also fined $2,000.  Barkley will begin his sentence on March 21 — but it’s unclear if he will serve time in Arizona’s famed Tent City Jail, where they make the inmates wear pink.”

It has also been suggested that if Barkley completes his the court approved alcohol program, the sentence will be reduced to only 5 days in prison.  Realistically we wonder if he will actually do any of this?

Hopefully Charles has learned from this embarrassing ordeal and will straighten out his life.  We all missed the loud mouth Barkley when he took the leave of absence from TNT.  Were glad your back!




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