Joba Chamberlain Gets Probation, Fine for DUI


A Lancaster County Judge sentenced New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain to probation and imposed a $400 fine after Chamberlain pleaded guilty to Driving Under the Influence last October.

Lancaster County Judge Laurie Yardley also suspended Chamberlain's drivers license for 60 days, and ordered him to attend alcohol education classes.

Chamberlain, who appeared in court in person Wednesday, listened to the following statement from Judge Yardley. "I know this is a first offense, but I want you to realize the consequences. You worked long and hard to get where you are and it only takes 10 seconds to take it all away," said Yardley.

Chamberlain, a former University of Nebraska pitcher, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence and having an open container in his vehicle October 18, 2008 near Highway-77 and Old Cheney Road.

Authorities said his blood-alcohol content level was 0.134 at the time of his arrest. The legal limit in Nebraska is 0.08.

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