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Former Detroit Pistons Star Ben Wallace Sentenced to Prison for Hit and Run Accident

Former Detroit Pistons Star Ben Wallace Sentenced to 1 Year in Prison for Hit and Run Accident
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Former Detroit Pistons star Ben Wallace was sentenced to 1 year in prison for a hit and run accident.  Wallace plead no contest to the accident in Henrico, Virginia. 

On February 8th, 2014, Wallace smashed his Cadillac Escalade through a fence and into a tree.  No one was injured and not a lot of property was damaged.  When police arrived to the scene, the SUV was empty.  Investigators were able to link the vehicle to the “Fear the Fro” ball player.

While in court to plead no contest, Ben was sentenced on the same day which seems to be unusual.  A legal analyst broke down the strange act of justice for a celebrity according to WNEM.

“That is not an unusual sentence,” said NBC12 legal analyst Steve Benjamin. “It was not an attended vehicle, no one was injured and I’m guessing the property damage was less than $1,000. That constitutes as the misdemeanor form of hit and run and depending on what his record is, this is not an unusual sentence.”

Legal analyst Steve Benjamin believes Ben Wallace made arrangements with the courts prior to the sentencing to quickly get this situation behind him.

UPDATE:

Ben Wallace sentencing has been reduced to two days in prison.

WNEM TV 5

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