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Ben Wallace sentenced to probation

Updated: December 13, 2011, 1:10 PM ET
Associated Press

PONTIAC, Mich. -- Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace was sentenced Tuesday to a year of probation but avoided jail time on drunken driving and gun possession charges stemming from a September traffic stop in suburban Detroit.

Oakland County Circuit Court Judge Shalina Kumar also sentenced Wallace to fines, court costs and 30 hours of community service.

"We want to treat Mr. Wallace as if his name is Ben Smith," assistant prosecutor Robert Novy told Kumar. "We're not asking for jail ...

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