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    Dillon pleads guilty to MIP charges


    Arizona basketball guard Daniel Dillon was found guilty yesterday of being a minor in possesion of alcohol.

    Prosecutors have dropped charges of speeding (18 mph over the speed limit) and driving while under the influence of alcohol, saying that they did not have enough facts and evidence.

    Dillon had his driver’s license was revoked for 12 months, and he is to serve 12 months of unsupervised probation. He must also pay fines upwards of $500.

    A 10-day jail sentence will be suspended if he receives an alcohol evaluation by June 28 and follows any recommended treatments, as well as attends a MADD victim-impact panel by Oct. 19.

    Judge T. Jay Cranshaw told Dillon at Tucson Municipal Court that he has until Aug. 7 to file an appeal.

    Dillon, a senior from Melbourne, Australia, was pulled over in the early morning of March 11 – eight days before his 21st birthday – after a Tucson Police Department officer spotted a speeding car near East Lee Street and North Euclid Avenue and conducted a DUI investigation, according to TPD reports.

    Dillon denied drinking anything but was cited after failing sobriety tests. He had a reported blood-alcohol content of .08.

    Dillon’s DUI arrest is the second for an Arizona men’s basketball player in two seasons. Current New Jersey Nets forward Hassan Adams was arrested on similar charges during the 2005-2006 season but was later acquitted.

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