Jalen Rose has plead guilty to drunk driving and now faces jail time and fines. During his arrest he told officers that he had not been drinking that night at all.
The full story comes from Hiphopwired.com:
Former Michigan star and NBA player Jalen Rose pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving, telling a judge he was embarrassed to admit that he drank six martinis the night he veered off a snowy road and rolled his Cadillac Escalade.
Standing beside his attorney, Rose pleaded guilty in district court in Bloomfield Hills to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.
He faces up to 93 days in a jail, a $500 fine and court costs when he’s sentenced July 27.
Rose was arrested March 11 in neighboring West Bloomfield Township. Despite what an officer described as an odor of intoxicants on Rose’s breath and slightly blood shot eyes, Rose told police that night he didn’t have a drink and that he doesn’t drink.
However, the story was different one before Judge Kimberly Small, who asked Rose how many drinks he had leading up to the crash.
“I’m embarrassed to say I had six drinks that evening.”
Rose, an NBA analyst for ESPN, left the courthouse without speaking with reporters.
A basketball standout at Detroit Southwestern High School, the brash Rose was part of Michigan’s famous Fab Five, which reached the NCAA title games in 1992 and 1993. He spent 13 years in the NBA, reaching the finals with Indiana in 2000.
I think it was a good idea to come clean in front of the judge, because they had his alcohol level and all wiating to be revealed on him if they did go to trial.
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