DENVER (AP) — Indiana Pacers point guard Ty Lawson was sentenced to a year of supervised probation on drunken driving charges in Colorado.
The former Denver Nuggets player was ordered not to drink or use marijuana during his probation. He had faced up to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired and to a traffic violation. The district attorney had requested at least a month in jail.
The Pacers signed the point guard earlier this year despite his troubled past.
In January, when Lawson was with the Houston Rockets, he was suspended for three games without pay for a drunken-driving case in California.