OSU's Dove accepts plea agreement in DUI case

Updated: August 20, 2007, 5:47 PM ET
Associated Press

STILLWATER, Okla. -- Oklahoma State basketball player Marcus Dove has accepted a plea agreement in his aggravated drunken driving case, his attorney told a Payne County judge Monday.

Dove did not speak during a brief court appearance, to which he arrived 30 minutes late.

Attorney Charles Meyers told Special District Judge Michael Stano that Dove was in a different court in the building.

The plea deal calls for Dove to pay a $500 fine, have an alcohol abuse evaluation, perform 30 hours of community service, take a life skills course and attend a victim impact panel, according to documents filed in the Payne County Court Clerk's Office.

Court officials said defendants typically are given a one-year deferred sentence if they complete the non-monetary requirements of the plea deal before the next court date.

Meyers said Dove already has completed the alcohol abuse evaluation and was ordered to return to court on Nov. 19, when he is expected to enter a plea.

Dove was indefinitely suspended by OSU coach Sean Sutton after his arrest in which a breath test indicated he was nearly three times above the legal limit for alcohol.

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