Former UNM hoops player pleads guilty to DWI

Posted: November 3, 2011 in Uncategorized
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UNM point guard Dairese Gary is fouled by TCU's J.R. Cadot during the first half at The Pit in Albuquerque on Jan. 26. (Natalie Guillén/The New Mexican)

Former UNM Lobos point guard Dairese Gary pleaded guilty Thursday in Albuquerque to DWI from an arrest back in May.

A judge on Thursday denied a motion from Gary’s attorney to toss his client’s breath test. When that happened, Gary agreed to accept a plea deal with the state.

The DA’s office agreed to drop the aggravated DWI charge and reckless driving in exchange for the first offense DWI conviction.

He will likely receive one year probation, not do any jail time if he successfully completes that probation and a first offender program set up by the courts and he’ll also have to get an ignition interlock device.

The following was posted on the Facebook and Twitter accounts for the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office, releasing the news of the guilty plea:

Today former UNM Basketball player Dairese Gary pleaded guilty for driving while intoxicated back in May. Gary was sentenced to the First Offender Program, which requires DWI school, alcohol screening, participation in a victim’s impact panel, community services and the use of an ignition interlock device.


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