Monday, September 24, 2007

Tyson pleads guilty to DUI; drug charges

Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson pleaded guilty to charges of drug possession and driving under the influence in Maricopa County Superior Court Monday.

The case stems from an early morning arrest on December 29 of last year.

Tyson was stopped by police after his car nearly hit a sheriff's vehicle after leaving a nightclub. Police searched Tyson and his vehicle and found cocaine on his person and in the car.

Tyson originally pleaded "not guilty" in the case but changed his plea under an arrangement with prosecutors.

The former champ will be sentenced on November 19 and faces six months for the DUI and 45 months for the drug charge.

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