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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Blame Washington's intelligence failure, not lack of police
Topic - Robert Novy
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.
Prosecutors on Tuesday dropped a felony gun charge against Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace, who pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of drunken driving and possessing a firearm while under the influence of alcohol.
Novy said having Wallace hold basketball clinics at an area Boys and Girls Club would suffice.
"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 time, but give Mr. Wallace a period of probation with a period of community service."