Pistons' Ben Wallace Pleads Guilty To Misdemeanor Alcohol And Weapons Charges
Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace pleaded guilty today to misdemeanor alcohol and weapons charges, according to the Richmond Times-Dispatch. The 37-year-old was charged with operating a vehicle while intoxicated and possessing a fire arm while under the influence of alcohol.
Wallace was reportedly arrested Sept. 24 after officers said they saw his Cadillac swerving. A sobriety test showed that Wallace’s blood alcohol level was over the .08 legal limit. The former All-Star reportedly told officers that he drank four beers before he made the decision to drive.
Officers also reportedly found an unloaded gun, registered to Wallace’s wife, in a bag in his backseat.
Wallace could potentially face up to 93 days on the misdemeanor drunken driving charge. Wallace averaged just 2.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this year with the Detroit Pistons. His best season came in 2002-03 when he grabbed 15.4 rebounds and swatted 3.2 blocks per game for Detroit.