Scottsdale, AZ, United States (4E Sports) – Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker has received a three-day jail sentence and additional 11-day home detention after he pleaded guilty to “super extreme” driving under the influence.
Aside from fine of $2,750 and a five-year probation, Tucker will also attend a substance abuse counseling as part of his plea deal.
“I am truly sorry and I take full responsibility for my actions. No excuses,” Tucker said in a statement. “It is now my responsibility to examine my life and make the changes necessary to ensure this never happens again.”
Authorities said Tucker had a blood alcohol level of .22 during his arrest last May 10 in Scottsdale.
The Suns, for their part, expressed support behind Tucker as he deals with the situation but assured that his conduct will not be condoned.
“In considering this matter, we concluded that P.J. was sincere in his remorse and in his resolve to accept the consequences of his actions,” Suns president of basketball operations Lon Babby said.
Tucker recently signed a three-year, $16.5 million contract in early July. He averaged career highs of 9.4 points and 6.5 rebounds in 81 games last season for the Suns, his second with the team.