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Hines Ward

Punished in DUI Case

2/22/2012 8:49 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Hines Ward better stay out of trouble for the next 12 months ... 'cause the Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver has been sentenced to a year of probation stemming from his 2011 DUI arrest.

TMZ broke the story ... Ward was arrested for DUI in DeKalb County, Georgia on July 9 ... after cops say he was driving his Aston Martin like a drunken maniac ... weaving in and out of his lane and hitting a curb.

Now, Ward has struck a plea deal with prosecutors ... in which he pled guilty to reckless driving and no contest to failure to stay in his lane (below) ... and in exchange, the DUI charge was dropped.



Ward was sentenced to 12 months probation, 80 hours of community service and ordered to submit to an alcohol evaluation and any treatment suggested by the evaluators.

He was also ordered to pay $2,000 in fines and court costs.

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pimpc    

been there, did that

953 days ago
2.

awards    

Nice car! Too alive to drive 55?

953 days ago
3.

Derwood    

Down here in Georgia you can't be black and drive like that. Asian, maybe, but not black (not even yellow bone).

953 days ago
4.

She's baaaack    

Take your punishment Hines Ward. The one thing in your favor is you didn't get drunk and take a drunk stranger into a bathroom for a BJ like that neandrethal quarterback, so I'll give you points on that one. Don't do it again.

953 days ago
5.

Poor, poor Mindy ...    

Poor OLD Hines. Today he's much better weaving in and out of traffic than weaving in and out of a secondary. Father Time OWNS him now. Can't get no separation. Career over.

953 days ago
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JEWremy LIN     

Wow what a punishment! I cant wait til im a star O wait I am

953 days ago
7.

FABIO    

Another "slap on the wrist" for a celebrity...

953 days ago
8.

TMZISAPIECEOFSHIT    

Oh Hines just come out of the closet already why don't you.

953 days ago
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MIDNIGHT TOKER    

I perfer hunts ketchup anyways..much better

953 days ago
10.

O_o    

hollywood duis are not news. at this point, it seems that it must be some sort of right of passage or something...in order to be a celeb - apparently, you gotta get drunk and drive round town.

953 days ago
11.

shabba    

an astin martin? I always knew he was gay!

953 days ago
12.

Superman    

If the prosecutors and courts are going to give rich people a slap on the wrist for driving drunk, then they should AT LEAST make them pay a HUGE fine....like half a million dollars! Those fines are WAY regressive!!! $2000 is huge amount for poor people, but is nothing for a multi-millionaire sc*mbag!

953 days ago
13.

remy    

practically got off scot free

953 days ago
14.

itsnoise    

Obviously he didn't know he was off the reservation...

953 days ago
15.

Throwback kid    

I think is safe to say Hines Ward will not go into modeling when he retires from football. That's some mug on him! I have seen less craters on the planet Pluto!

953 days ago
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