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Friday, May 27, 2011

Rose admits to drunken driving

AP

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Michigan — Former Michigan star and NBA player Jalen Rose pleaded guilty Wednesday to drunken driving, telling a judge he was embarrassed to admit that he drank six martinis the night he veered off a snowy road and rolled his Cadillac Escalade.

Standing beside his attorney, Rose pleaded guilty in district court in Bloomfield Hills to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. He faces up to 93 days in a jail, a $500 fine and court costs when he's sentenced July 27.

Rose was arrested March 11 in neighboring West Bloomfield Township. Despite what an officer described as an odor of intoxicants on Rose's breath and slightly blood shot eyes, Rose told police that night he didn't have a drink and that he doesn't drink.

The story was different before Judge Kimberly Small, who asked Rose how many drinks he had leading up to the crash.

"I'm embarrassed to say I had six drinks that evening," Rose said softly.



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