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Charles Barkley Is Going to Jail

2/23/2009 7:17 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Charles BarkelyHope they've got XXXXL jumpsuits in AZ, 'cause Charles Barkley is officially going to jail.

Barkley just pled guilty to 2 counts of driving under the influence and pleaded "responsible" to running a stop sign for the December 31 incident in Scottsdale.

Barkley was sentenced to 10 days in jail -- but will only do five if he completes an alcohol education program. Barkley was also fined $2,000.

Barkley will begin his sentence on March 21 -- but it's unclear if he will serve time in Arizona's famed Tent City Jail, where they make the inmates wear pink.

As for the gun cops say they found in Barkley's car on the night of the arrest -- no charges were ever filed.


Celeb DUI

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16.

BGZ    

Thats turrible

2038 days ago
17.

ME    

POOR DAMN THING. HOW WILL HE EVER SURVIVE BEING IN JAIL FOR THAT LONG. CELEBRITY JUSTICE MAKES ME SICK. I'D BE IN JAIL FOR YEARS.

2038 days ago
18.

anthony    

what a joke........... does he really need to spend some days in jail????????????
a waste of tax payers money..... he should have been able to pay the exaxt amount it will cost the county to hold him in jail.

2038 days ago
19.

texasGal    

Uh, he didn't get "busted" for having a gun because Arizona is an "open carry" state. That means you can have all the guns in your car or home that you want and are allowed to wear them openly - unless it's a private establishment that prohibits it. You only need a permit to carry a "concealed" weapon. I vividly remember having lunch at a Perkin's in Arizona and some old cowboy came in wearing his six-shooter on his side, plain as day. He sat down and had a peaceful lunch, same as everyone else. It's only in dumbass California that people think gun ownership = criminal.

2038 days ago
20.

Don't drop the soap    

He'll be getting fouled in prison. A lot of rim shots......

2038 days ago
21.

OH Nasty Tina    

Mmmmmmmmmm! I'll be his cellie!

2038 days ago
22.

Empowered Soul    

Wonder what this will do to the value of my Charles Barkley collector plates???

2038 days ago
23.

lmc    

california celeb justice , strikes again!

2038 days ago
24.

Kay    

This is one guy who can do whatever he wants with his soap.

2038 days ago
25.

Who Caresss!!!    

...AND COMING NEXT ON THE TOUR IS THE BIG RED BRICK BUILDING WITH STEEL BARS AND WIRED. CHARLES BARKELY SPENT HIS 10 DAY VACATION THERE... WOOOOOWWW!! NICCCE!!! =)

2038 days ago
26.

Mrs Joe Jackson    

Good.

He will meet a nice girl there, to bang.

He won't even have to get "her" drunk.. LOL

2038 days ago
27.

lilliesmom    

I'm Just Saying- Scottsdale is in AZ, not LA, mmkay?

2038 days ago
28.

Creeder    

Life under Sheriff Joe: Green baloney sandwiches, pink underware, clothing with big black and white stripes, picking up trash along a road while on a chain gang (tho I doube Sir Charles will be doing that) and life in a tent when it will be 90 degrees outside. Hope he enjoyed that boy's night out.

2038 days ago
29.

Doc    

It seems if you got MONEY you got Power, It goes to show that MONEY has no color barrier, being black or white should never matter! But green sure does !!!, it is a simple fact if your a celeb or sports player or politician you can do what you want its all that simple, if it was you or me we would have to follow the law to the letter. So I wish I had MO MONEY so I could get a get out of jail 30 days for free pass, I bet he will get the Extra Super Size Ladmo Bag also at no charge.

2038 days ago
30.

P    

just another retarded athlete.

2038 days ago
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