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Ben Wallace Pleads Guilty To Alcohol Charges

On Tuesday, Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace pleaded guilty to charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, according to The charges qualify as a misdemeanor. According to the piece, Wallace entered the plea in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac, and he could face a maximum of 93 days in jail. Prosecutors agreed to drop a felony carrying a concealed weapon charge in exchange for Wallace's guilty plea.

Wallace was carrying an unloaded pistol when he was arrested during a traffic stop at or around 3:00 a.m. on Sept. 24. The backpack that contained the pistol also held ammunition. His Cadillac Escalade was being driven erratically in and out of his lane, so he was stopped at Telegraph and Long Lake Road by Bloomfield Township Police Station. Wallace blew a 0.14 on his breath test, well over the legal limit in Michigan, which is 0.08.