Charles Barkley's mugshot met the definition of "shitfaced," and so did his blood alcohol level on the night he got caught for driving drunk in Scottsdale.
The former Suns b-ball player's blood registered .149 on the alcohol dial, say reports, just barely missing the state's .15 threshold for "extreme DUI" penalties. A conviction on a regular DUI charge still means a day in jail and a mandatory installation of a breath-test device in his vehicle.
Barkley is scheduled to appear in Scottsdale city court on February 6 at 2:30 p.m. before Judge James Black.
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In other Barkley news today:
*The entertainment site tmz.com posted an audio file of Barkley's bust by Scottsdale PD. The one thing that's not on the tape, though: The reported bragging by Barkley about how he was hurrying to get a blow job from some unidentified tramp.
*USA Today reports that Barkley is taking a leave of absence from his job at TNT as sports pundit.