T-Wolves’ Jefferson pleads guilty to DWI

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Al Jefferson will serve two years

probation as part of his sentence for driving drunk.

Jefferson pleaded guilty Thursday to fourth-degree driving while

impaired. He was arrested Feb. 28 near downtown Minneapolis a few

hours after a home loss to Portland.

Hennepin County District Judge Mel Dickstein ordered Jefferson

to perform 40 hours of community service and fined him $300. He

sentenced him to 30 days in the county workhouse, but stayed the

jail time as long as Jefferson maintains a clean driving


Jefferson served a two-game suspension and apologized to his

teammates for his arrest. He led the Wolves in scoring this season

at 17.1 points per game and was second in rebounding at 9.3 per