Piston Ben Wallace to be sentenced Tuesday
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich. – Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace is expected to be sentenced in court Tuesday.
Wallace pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Wallace entered the plea in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac.
He faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail.
According to a police report, a Bloomfield Township police officer stopped Wallace's Cadillac Escalade at about 3 a.m. on Sept. 24 in the area of Telegraph and Long Lake roads for erratic driving.
According to the report, Wallace told police he had been out at a club with friends and "had about four beers in the previous two hours."
Wallace was given a breathalyzer test and police said the results were over the Michigan legal limit of 0.08 percent at 0.14 percent.
Police said a search of his vehicle revealed an unloaded handgun in a backpack, and that Wallace didn't have a permit for it. Police said the gun is registered to a family member.
According to the police report, Wallace told police the gun was his wife's, and that he had forgotten it was in the car.
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