24 Feb 2009

Barkley pleads guilty in Scottsdale to DUI charges

4:49 pm on 24 February 2009

The American basketball great Charles Barkley has pleaded guilty into charges of driving drunk and will be jailed for five days.

The 45-year-old former NBA star pleaded guilty to two misdemeanor charges related to the same arrest in Scottsdale, Arizona on New Year's Eve,

The NBA television commentator and Basketball Hall of Famer is set to start his sentence on March 21.

He's also been fined $4000 and ordered to attend an alcohol treatment program\, as well as install an ignition interlock device on his vehicles.