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Nets G Adams acquitted of drunken driving charges

10/25/2006 - NBA Hassan Adams New Jersey Nets + more

TUCSON, Ariz. -- New Jersey Nets rookie guard Hassan Adams
was acquitted Wednesday of drunken driving.

Adams, who starred at Arizona and was a second-round draft pick
of the Nets, was arrested March 5 and cited with speeding, DUI and
DUI with a blood-alcohol level of 0.08 or greater.

A Tucson City Court jury deliberated five hours before deciding
that Adams could not be convicted of either DUI charge, citing
doubt over his breathalyzer results.

Adams faced at least a day in jail if convicted of the DUI
charge.

He declined comment after the verdict, but his attorney, Stephen
Paul Barnard, said: "This was a huge weight off his shoulders. It
means he can go play some basketball."

Adams, the 54th pick overall in the NBA draft, averaged 17.5
points and almost five rebounds last season. He is the only player
in Pac-10 history to record 1,800 points, 700 rebounds and 200
steals.