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Tracy Morgan given probation in DUI case

Former “Saturday Night Live” regular Tracy Morgan was given three years’ probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving, authorities said Friday.The 37-year-old comedian was arrested shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 in Hollywood after police stopped him for speeding, city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said.He had a blood-alcohol level of .13 percent, well above the legal li
/ Source: The Associated Press

Former “Saturday Night Live” regular Tracy Morgan was given three years’ probation after pleading no contest to drunken driving, authorities said Friday.

The 37-year-old comedian was arrested shortly before 2:30 a.m. on Dec. 2 in Hollywood after police stopped him for speeding, city attorney’s spokesman Frank Mateljan said.

He had a blood-alcohol level of .13 percent, well above the legal limit of .08 percent, Mateljan said.

On Feb. 17, he pleaded no contest to a misdemeanor charge of drunken driving and was sentenced to 36 months’ probation, fined $390 and ordered to attend an alcohol education program, Mateljan said.

He had initially pleaded not guilty to two misdemeanor charges on Jan. 13.

Morgan was a “Saturday Night Live” cast member from 1996 to 2003, leaving the show to star in the short-lived “The Tracy Morgan Show.”

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