Former NBA star Jalen Rose has been sentenced to serve time in prison, after charges of Driving under Influence were proven against him in court.
Rose will be jailed for a maximum duration of 93 days and will also have to pay a fine of $500 after pleading guilty to have driven the car while being under the influence. Rose was taken under police custody on March 11th 2011 when the former star lost control of his car and also had a minor road accident.
Rose confessed that he was in fact heavily drunk at the time. The accident, where no one was hurt, took place when Rose drove his car into an unnamed female driver, was a minor one. The on-call officer, however, alleged that Rose was drunk and requested him to take an alcohol test. Upon refusing to take the breath test, Rose was taken to a nearby hospital where a blood test was taken. Results of the test showed that Rose had high levels of alcohol in his blood. The state of Michigan allows alcohol limit in blood up to 0.08, while Rose’s was 0.088. In his defense, Rose stated that although he was not feeling impaired, the results prove that his blood alcohol limit were above the state laws.
Rose was gentleman enough and didn’t lie to the court once asked what happened that night. Upon asking how many drinks he had that night, he stated, “I'm embarrassed to say I had six drinks that evening.” Judge Kimberly then asked how big the drinks were, he replied, “I'm embarrassed to say probably too big."
Rose was one of the top players of the NBA of his time. He was an exceptional talent for the University of Michigan before he went pro. It was his services that led to his university competing for the NCAA title two years in a row in 1992 and 1993.
Rose then spent almost 13 years in the NBA and hasn’t had many injuries to interrupt his play. The Denver Nuggets were the first team to have signed Rose after the draft. Rose spent two successful seasons with the Nuggets before joining the Indiana Pacers. In his 13 years, he has played for six NBA franchises and currently hosts a show for a local news channel as an NBA analyst.