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Jalen Rose

DUI SENTENCE --

20 DAYS IN JAIL

7/27/2011 9:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Former NBA star Jalen Rose was just sentenced to serve 20 days in jail -- four months after he crashed his car into a ditch during an alleged drunk driving incident in Michigan back in March.

TMZ broke the story ... the 38-year-old ex-Fab Fiver was driving along an icy roadway with a female passenger on March 11 when he lost control of his vehicle and crashed, flipping the car.

When cops arrived, Rose agreed to undergo several roadside sobriety tests -- and was eventually arrested for DUI.

Along with the jail time, Rose was also sentenced to 1 year of probation.

So far, no word on when Rose is set to serve his time.


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Sienna Sacha    

Thank you thank you thank you. . . . .we just got a 20 day vacation from this clowns ignorant comments about issues he knows nothing about. . .. woot woot. .. .

996 days ago
2.

some guy    

Did he run over any cones while he was driving drunk? People should've moved them. Don't they know who he is?

996 days ago
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Strokadellic    

If he were Lindsay Lohan, they'd be paying HER for getting the DUI.

996 days ago
4.

Ari    

Anything to get a black man in jail right....smh! Let it had been Lindsay Lohan, she would have just gotten a citation

996 days ago
5.

bbnx    

The judge in his case is notorious for handing down jail time, even for first offenders. She wasn't going to miss this opportunity to get the spotlight.

996 days ago
6.

smoke    

Somewhere, Casey Anthony is laughing....and Jalen must of had the worst lawyer ever...i think just being black..gets you an automatic 20 days in jail....without even hearing the case.....Amercan Justice!!

996 days ago
7.

Rick     

oh just man up and do it...seven 3-day weekends minus 1 day in a row and you won't miss any work or the NBA season...sister killed by a driver like you you DB

996 days ago
8.

ilovegossip    

Too bad Lindsay Lohan doesn't live in Michigan! sigh...

996 days ago
9.

george    

boot lips deserved to go to jail, get tuff on these drunk drivers

996 days ago
10.

Where's KOOKY?    

Okay, here's the real lowdown on this: I live in Judge Kimberly Small's district, and the sentence Jalen Rose received is THE SAME as what EVERY first-time DUI offender gets in her courtroom, NO excuses, NO difference if you're black, white, rich or poor. There has been a LOT written about this recently, and you'd be amazed at how many angry people think she's insane for coming down on drunk drivers as hard as she does. If you want to read more about this, you can at the Detroit Free Press' site, www.freep.com. Just put her name in the search box, and you'll see all the stories that have been written this week about her harsh sentences for drunk drivers -- and the comments that are almost 100% against what she's doing.

Personally, as someone who has lost a loved one because of a stupid drunk, I applaud her and the tough, no-excuses stance she's taking. I love it that someone is FINALLY doing something positive and pro-active about people who CHOOSE to drink and get behind a wheel. It is sickening to keep reading about drivers with a dozen DUIs on their record when they finally wipe out an entire family with their stupidity. And then, of course, people scream "WHY wasn't anything done before this?" Judge Small IS trying to do something to prevent the next tragedy, yet the vast majority of residents are screaming at just how "unfair" she's being! Unbelieveable!

995 days ago
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Sandra     

He got what he deserved and too bad it's not longer!!

995 days ago
12.

Janeny    

My ex was ALLOWED to drive his STATE vehicle after having been caught drunk driving. You know it's kind of a priority thing in the U.S.. For ex, being a "Russain" is a lot worse than being a "******" because a "******" is the one who is black born in the U.S. while a "Russian" is someone who is white but born overseas. Same goes for drunk driving. State employees just like cops parking 12 inches from the curb are above the law.

995 days ago
13.

Dave    

Rose should do the time. And another idea, if you drink and drive there are always fines involved. I say if you make 20,000 a year and are fined 1000, Rose should be fined 1,000,000. Fine all rich people 100 times the normal.

995 days ago
14.

SaraBellum    

No priors? Someone had it in for this poor dude.

995 days ago
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---------No priors? Someone had it in for this poor dude.

995 days ago
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