One night of partying is costing Charles Barkley more than just a hangover.
Charles was sentenced to five days in prison after pleading guilty to drunk driving charges, the Associated Press reports. His sentence begins March 21 and he’s also been ordered to pay more than $2,000 in fines and complete an alcohol treatment program.
The TV commentator and basketball Hall of Famer is also required to install an ignition interlock device on his vehicle, per Arizona law. The mechanism, installed on the dashboard, is similar to breathalyzer. A driver must breathe into the device before they can to start their car. The car stays off if their blood alcohol level is above a given percentage.
Sir Charles was stopped by Arizona cops for speeding on December 31; he was arrested for DUI after failing a field sobriety test. Cops found that he had a blood-alcohol level of .149 (almost twice the legal limit of .08) when he was pulled over.
There is no word on where Charles will be serving his time.
– Sonya Eskridge
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