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Blue can avoid prison time with treatment program

Updated: May 17, 2005, 1:47 AM ET
Associated Press

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. -- Former major league pitcher Vida Blue was sentenced Monday to six months in jail after failing to complete his probation from his latest drunken-driving conviction.

Blue can avoid incarceration by spending time in a residential alcohol treatment program. Blue needs to work out terms of his treatment with the San Mateo County probation department or he will begin his sentence on June 10.

"Mr. Blue takes full responsibility that he is in violation of probation," ...

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