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Ty Lawson sentenced to supervised probation for Colorado DUI

Ty Lawson, Harvey Steinberg

Indiana Pacers guard Ty Lawson and his attorney Harvey Steinberg, right, leave a hearing in Denver District Court early Tuesday, March 22, 2016, in Denver. Lawson, who was traded by the Denver Nuggets last year to the Houston Rockets, was sentenced to a year of supervised probation stemming from the drunken driving charges in Colorado. Lawson was ordered not to drink or use marijuana during his probation. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

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DENVER (AP) — Indiana Pacers point guard Ty Lawson was sentenced to a year of supervised probation on drunken driving charges in Colorado.

The former Denver Nuggets player was ordered not to drink or use marijuana during his probation. He had faced up to 180 days in jail after pleading guilty to driving while ability impaired and to a traffic violation. The district attorney had requested at least a month in jail.

The Pacers signed the point guard earlier this year despite his troubled past.

In January, when Lawson was with the Houston Rockets, he was suspended for three games without pay for a drunken-driving case in California.