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Ben Wallace Arrest Hearing Postponed

With the NBA lockout canceling more games on Tuesday, there was hope that at least some good news would be coming from within the league. Unfortunately, that is not the case, at least with Ben Wallace. The Detroit Pistons center was arrested on alcohol and weapons charges last month, and his hearing has been postponed according to the Detroit News.

Wallace, who faces weapon and drunken driving charges, was arrested Sept. 24 at Telegraph and Long Lake Road after Bloomfield Township police officers said they saw his 2007 Cadillac Escalade swerving.

Police said they found an unloaded handgun and ammunition in a backpack in Wallace's back seat. A field sobriety test showed Wallace was over the .08 legal limit.

Wallace's hearing has now been postponed until Nov. 1. Because of the weapons charge he is facing up to five years in jail, and an additional 93 days for the drunken driving charge. Wallace waived his right to a preliminary hearing because he hoped to avoid jail time, and the judge for the preliminary hearing has been known to give first offenders jail time.