Hall of Famer and 11-time NBA All-Star Charles Barkley will pay a fine and serve ten days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while impaired. The sentence will be reduced to five days if he completes a class in alcohol counseling.
Scottsdale, Arizona police stopped Barkley on December 31, 2008 because he ran a stop sign. The police report supposedly indicated that he was in a hurry to have oral sex. Barkley’s subsequent refusal to take a Breathalyzer and performance during the field sobriety check provided sufficient cause for arrest. Police found a handgun in his impounded vehicle. Barkley voluntarily submitted to a blood alcohol test and was formally charged with driving while impaired.