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La Russa pleads guilty to lesser charge to end DUI case

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Posted at 11:27 AM, Dec 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-21 13:27:12-05

PHOENIX — Chicago White Sox manager Tony La Russa has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge to resolve misdemeanor drunken driving charges stemming from his arrest nearly 10 months ago on a freeway in the Phoenix area.

La Russa pleaded guilty Monday to reckless driving in Maricopa County Justice Court.

The 76-year-old La Russa was sentenced to one day of home detention and fined nearly $1,400.

La Russa’s attorney said his client underwent alcohol counseling after his arrest.

Authorities say La Russa blew out a tire and smashed into a curb, leaving the car smoking.