Utah Player Ordered To Give Community Service for DUI

Utah Player Ordered To Give Community Service for DUI

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- University of Utah football player Marty Johnson will give 48 hours of community service and pay more than $5,000 in fines and restitution for driving under the influence.

Johnson pleaded guilty to two DUI Class B misdemeanors in June. Third District Judge Ann Boyden on Monday ordered Johnson to a suspended jail sentence of 180 days that he will not serve if he fulfills the other stipulations of the sentence.

Johnson completed an eight-week alcohol treatment program after the October 2002 incident during which he struck a parked car that then struck a pedestrian. Several hours after the accident, Johnson returned to the scene and registered a blood alcohol level test of .20, or 21/2 time Utah's legal limit.

Johnson will also serve a one- to two-game suspension from the team's fall schedule, and he has been required to submit to weekly drug and alcohol screenings.

"There's no question he realizes the mistake he made," Johnson's attorney Gil Athay said. "There's no question he realizes the dangers of alcohol ... and the damaging impact it can have on him and his future."

(Copyright 2003 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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