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Reports of road rage identified Haggans

BRIGHTON, Colo. -- Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Clark Haggans has been
sentenced to 10 days in jail for driving while impaired.

Haggans pleaded guilty on Thursday to the charge, said Steve
Bernard, assistant Adams County district attorney.

Haggans originally faced the more serious charge of drunken
driving and driving without a driver's license.

He was arrested in the north-Denver suburb of Federal Heights
June 21, 2003, after reports of an incident of road rage. Police
said there was a confrontation between occupants of two cars and
Haggans allegedly got out of one vehicle and started chasing
someone.

Bernard said police suspected Haggans had been drinking.

Haggans' sentence, which Bernard described as standard for
first-time offenders, includes six months of probation and 24 hours
of public service. The jail time can be served out of state.

A hearing is scheduled Aug. 31 to review his case.

"He probably won't have to show up if he's done everything,"
Bernard said.

Authorities said Haggans' blood alcohol content was 0.24
percent. The state's drunken-driving threshold is 0.10 percent.

Haggans is a Colorado State University graduate.