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Singer Glen Campbell gets jail for drunken driving
PHOENIX, Arizona (Reuters) -- Singer Glen Campbell was sentenced Tuesday to 10 days in jail for extreme drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident last year, court officials said.
Campbell, 68, will be allowed out of jail each day for 12 hours on work furlough under a plea deal that was formally approved during a brief hearing in Maricopa County Superior Court. He also was placed on two years probation and must perform 75 hours of community service under the sentence, which begins July 1.
The award-winning country music star pleaded guilty last month to the two misdemeanor charges stemming from a collision near his Phoenix home in which no one was injured. An aggravated assault charge was dropped as part of the plea bargain.
Campbell, a longtime area resident, was arrested by Phoenix police in November 23, 2003 and registered a .20 blood-alcohol level. The legal limit in Arizona is .08, with extreme drunken driving at levels greater than .15.
He topped the charts multiple times during his 40 years in the music industry with well-known songs like "By The Time I Get To Phoenix" and "Rhinestone Cowboy." Campbell has apologized to family, friends and fans. (Full story)
He also has warned others not to drink and drive, and not to drink at all.