Charles Barkley Was Legally Drunk at Time of Arrest

01/09/2009 at 02:30 PM EST

Charles Barkley Was Legally Drunk at Time of Arrest
Charles Barkley's mugshot
Courtesy Gilbert Police Department
Charles Barkley was legally drunk when Gilbert, Ariz., police arrested him for DUI on Dec. 31.

Test results released Friday show that Barkley had a blood-alcohol level of .149, almost twice the legal limit of .08 in that state, the Associated Press reports.

Police say they noticed Barkley, 45, running a stop sign in the Old Town section of Scottsdale at about 1:30 a.m.

Barkley was issued a citation for driving while impaired and released pending the results.

For a first offense, someone found guilty of the charge Barkley faces might expect between one to 10 days in jail, the suspension of driving privileges for 90 days, and a fine of $1,000 or more, police said.

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