McBride sentenced to $1,000 fine, 250 hours of public service

By Jonathan Wroble

On Tuesday, senior basketball player Rich McBride was sentenced to 24 months of conditional discharge stemming from his DUI on Sept. 29, 2006. He must also pay a $1,000 fine and complete 250 hours of public service.

On March 1, McBride pleaded guilty to the DUI along with improper traffic lane usage in Savoy. At the time of the incident, his blood alcohol concentration was .181, more than twice the legal limit.

Since then he has completed 75 hours of counseling and 32 hours of public service. Attorney Mark Lipton emphasized that McBride has not consumed any alcohol since his arrest.

In addition to his sentence, McBride will be subject to random drug tests throughout his 24 months of conditional discharge. During that period, he is expected to remain sober.

Check out tomorrow’s edition of The Daily Ilini for more information about the sentencing

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