|Posey, prosecutors reach agreement in drunken-driving case|
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|Friday, 17 August 2007 07:12|
Posey, who is unsigned, agreed to a deal involving lesser charges. He was originally arrested on drunken-driving charges after Miami Beach police pulled him over for stopping in the middle of a road April 9.
Police said he was unsteady on his feet, had slurred speech and his breath smelled of alcohol. Posey refused to take a breath test.
According to the plea agreement, Posey must perform 50 hours of community service and complete six months of probation. He also must pay court costs, a $250 fine, donate $25 to the Ryder Trauma Center and attend DUI school.
Posey repeatedly said during the latter part of the season that he was innocent of the drunken-driving charge. His agent, Mark Bartelstein, did not immediately return a message on Friday.
Posey made $6.4 million last season, his second with the Heat, and Miami is among the teams still pursuing Posey in the free-agent market. Posey averaged 7.7 points last season for Miami, and was a big part of the Heat's run to the NBA championship in 2006.