Suns forward P.J. Tucker sentenced to 3 days in jail for super extreme DUI

Tuesday August 5th, 2014

Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker pleaded guilty to "super extreme" driving under the influence and was sentenced to three days in jail and 11 days of home detention, reports the Associated Press.

Tucker was stopped on May 10 in Scottsdale, Ariz., had a blood alcohol level of .22 and was charged with a violation for running a stop sign as well as four separate counts of drunk driving charges.

"I am truly sorry and I take full responsibility for my actions. No excuses," Tucker said in a statement. "It is now my responsibility to examine my life and make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again."

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He was also placed on probation for up to five years and agreed attend to substance abuse counseling and pay $2,750 in fines.  Tucker signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract last month. He averaged 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds last season for the Suns. 

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