Pistons’ Ben Wallace Pleads Guilty In Alcohol Case

Source: Ed White / Detroit Free Press

Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.

Wallace entered the plea today in Oakland County Circuit Court in Pontiac.

Sentencing is Dec. 13. He faces a maximum penalty of 93 days in jail.

In exchange, prosecutors agreed to drop a felony carrying a concealed weapon charge.

Police in Oakland County’s Bloomfield Township said the 37-year-old Wallace was arrested during a traffic stop about 3 a.m. Sept. 24 after officers observed a Cadillac Escalade being driven erratically. Police said they found an unloaded pistol registered to Wallace’s wife in a backpack.

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