Diana Ross was convicted today (Feb. 9) of driving under the influence and ordered to spend two days in jail.
The R&B diva, who telephoned into the city court hearing from New York, pleaded no contest to DUI. Two related charges were dropped.
Tucson Magistrate T. Jay Cranshaw found Ross guilty of DUI and sentenced her to serve 48 hours in jail before March 9. She also was sentenced to a year of unsupervised probation.
Ross, 59, originally was charged with driving under the influence, driving with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.08 percent or more and extreme DUI with a blood alcohol concentration of 0.15 percent or more.
Tucson, Ariz. police arrested her Dec. 30, 2002, after a driver called to report a car traveling southbound in the northbound lanes just outside the city’s northeast limits.
Breath test results showed Ross had a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent. Arizona’s legal limit is 0.08.
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