Ex-NBA star Williams pleads guilty in DWI case

NEW YORK - (AP) - Former NBA star Jayson Williams has admitted he was driving drunk when he crashed his SUV into a tree in New YorkCity.

Williams pleaded guilty Friday to a misdemeanor count of drivingwhile intoxicated in the Jan. 5 wreck and was immediately sentencedto a year in jail.

Prosecutors say the former New Jersey Net had a blood-alcohollevel more than twice the legal limit.

The wreck happened the week before he pleaded guilty toaggravated assault for accidentally shooting and killing a limodriver in New Jersey.

The 42-year-old Williams will serve his one-year term afterserving a five-year prison term in New Jersey on a separate assaultconviction.

Williams retired from basketball in 2000 after nine seasons withthe Nets and the Philadelphia 76ers.

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