Adams enters not guilty plea on DUI charges

Updated: March 16, 2006, 9:11 PM ET
Associated Press

TUCSON, Ariz. -- An attorney for Arizona's Hassan Adams has entered an innocent plea for his client to charges of drunken driving and speeding.

Neither Adams, who is in Philadelphia with the Wildcats for a first-round NCAA Tournament game on Friday, nor attorney Stephen P. Waitt appeared in court on Wednesday for arraignment. But a notice of appearance was delivered to the judge, canceling the need for Adams to appear.

The senior and team-leading scorer was arrested March 5 on suspicion of driving 40 mph in a 30-mph zone near the university. Two breath tests he took showed alcohol levels of 0.121 and 0.124, according to police. The presumed level of impairment in Arizona is 0.08.

Adams was suspended for the Pac-10 tournament but will be available for Friday's game against Wisconsin.

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