Pacers point guard Ty Lawson sentenced in drunken-driving case

BY foxsports • March 22, 2016

Indiana Pacers point guard Ty Lawson will avoid jail time in connection with a 2015 drunken-driving incident in Colorado.

The former Denver Nuggets player was sentenced Tuesday to one year of supervised probation, and ordered to refrain from drinking alcohol and using marijuana during that period.

Lawson pleaded guilty to one count of driving while impaired and failing to drive in a single lane, according to Denver County Court records. He faced up to 180 days in jail and prosecution requested that Lawson serve at least one month of jail time because he was never punished for previous incidents and had not yet learned his lesson.

Lawson was arrested in July 2015 for suspicion of drunken driving while in Los Angeles. In 2008, he pleaded guilty to underage drinking and driving while playing at the University of North Carolina.

The Nuggets traded Lawson to the Houston Rockets last summer. After a short 53-game tenure in Houston, Lawson was waived, and he signed with the Pacers earlier this month.

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