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Diana Ross is sentenced to jail for drunk driving. She'll have to come to Arizona and serve her sentence before March 9

Diana Ross | JUSTICE DESERT Ross will serve her time in Tuscon
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JUSTICE DESERT Ross will serve her time in Tuscon

Diana Ross wasn't there in the flesh, so the Tucson city courtroom where her drunk-driving case was heard was not the Supreme Court. The Motown diva was allowed to phone in her no-contest plea from New York on Monday. Still, when she serves her two-day sentence, she'll have to do it live and in person. According to the Associated Press, the 59-year-old will have to report to Arizona to serve her 48 hours behind bars before March 9.

Tuscon police had reported that they had stopped Ross on Dec. 30, 2002, for driving into oncoming traffic. Police said they administered a breath test that showed a blood alcohol concentration of 0.20 percent, well above the state's legal limit of 0.08 percent. Her sentence includes one year of unsupervised probation.

Originally posted Feb 09, 2004

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