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Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Taurasi's DUI results are in

Former UConn star Diana Taurasi's blood alcohol content when she was pulled over on July 2 on suspicion of DUI was 0.17, more than twice the legal limit in the state of Arizona according to a report in today's Arizona Republic.

She is due in court on July 22, two days before she is expected in Connecticut as a member of the Western Conference All-Star team for an open practice the day before the WNBA All-Star game on July 25 at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Taurasi finished as the third leading vote-getter among Western Conference guards for the WNBA All-Star game but is the leading scorer in the WNBA, averaging 20.6 points per game so barring any action from the league, it is a safe assumption that she will be named to the Western Conference squad.

Taurasi played at UConn from 2000-04, leading the Huskies to the 2002, 2003 and 2004 national titles and finishing as the Huskies' third all-time leading scorer with 2,156 points.

Taurasi faces an extreme DUI charge which includes a $500-2,500 fine, revocation of her license and between 30 days to six months in jail.

Ironically, the lineups for the July 25 WNBA All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena are expected to be announced in a couple of hours, likely at halftime of the nationally-televised game between the Connecticut Sun and Los Angeles Sparks.

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