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.