DENVER (AP) — Former Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson has denied that he violated his probation in a Colorado drunken driving case by drinking and failing to complete community service.
Lawson and his attorney Harvey Steinberg made the assertion Thursday during a brief appearance in a Denver courtroom.READ MORE: Debris, Rising Water Rush Along Black Creek As Flash Flood Warnings Plague Glen Haven, Cameron Peak Fire Burn Area
In addition, Steinberg said Lawson wanted a device that would randomly test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he’s not drinking.
The judge agreed and plans to hold a hearing in May before deciding whether the former Denver Nugget should get a more severe punishment.READ MORE: CDOT Says Drivers Should Pack A Few Extra Things While Traveling This Summer
Probation officials allege Lawson tested positive for alcohol three times in the past six months. He was arrested twice on drunken driving charges in 2015, first in Denver and then in Los Angeles.
Lawson currently plays for the Sacramento Kings.
This story has been corrected to say Lawson wants a device to randomly test for alcohol consumption, not an interlock device for his vehicle.MORE NEWS: Company Says GPS Showed Where Stolen Truck Was Yet Victims Say Aurora Police Showed Little Interest
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