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Ty Lawson Pleads Guilty in DUI Case: Latest Comments and Reaction

Houston Rockets' Ty Lawson (3) is fouled by Oklahoma City Thunder's Dion Waiters in the second half of an NBA basketball game Monday, Nov. 2, 2015, in Houston. The Rockets won 110-105. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan)
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Danny WebsterAnalyst IIINovember 19, 2015

Houston Rockets point guard Ty Lawson pleaded guilty Thursday to a drunk driving incident back on Jan. 23 in Denver, according to the Denver Post's Jordan Steffen.

Lawson was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after being pulled over for going 61 mph in a 35 mph zone. He pleaded guilty to one count of driving while ability impaired and failure to stay in a single lane, according to the Denver County Court Records cited in the report.

The Denver Nuggets traded Lawson to the Rockets on July 20, six days after he was arrested a second time for suspected drinking and driving in Los Angeles.

A sentence hearing has been set for Jan. 14, 2016, in Denver, according to the report, and Lawson could face up to 180 days in jail or a lengthy probation period.   

Lawson's first year with the Rockets has not gotten off to a great start. Not only is the diminutive point guard shooting a woeful 31 percent from the floor, but Houston is below .500 through 12 games and just fired head coach Kevin McHale on Wednesday.

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