Charles Barkley Jailed on DUI Charge

Charles Barkley

Basketball legend Charles Barkley turned himself in on Saturday (Mar. 7) to begin serving a 3-day jail sentence imposed on him for drunk driving.

Barkley was arrested and booked on Dec. 31 in Scottsdale, AZ after police determined him was inebriated during a traffic stop. Test later showed that Barkley had a blood-alcohol content of .149, much higher than Arizona’s .08 limit.

Barkley held a pre-arranged press conference inside Phoenix’s Tent City Jail on Saturday morning, admitting he had made a mistake and had “learned not to drink and drive,” all as other inmates looked on.

Barkley was originally sentenced to 10-days of confinement, but the judge later reduced it to 3-days.

The former basketball star is not the only celebrity to call Tent City home. Former rapper DMX is also a guest of the facility, serving a 90-day sentence for drug possession and animal cruelty charges.

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