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Originally published September 7, 2007 at 12:00 AM | Page modified September 7, 2007 at 4:33 PM

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Jerramy Stevens guilty of DUI

Jerramy Stevens' trial in Scottsdale, Ariz., concluded, and the jury found him guilty of driving under the influence, according to Caron Close with the Scottsdale prosecutor's office. The judge also found him guilty of some civil traffic infractions.

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Jerramy Stevens' trial in Scottsdale, Ariz., concluded, and the jury found him guilty of driving under the influence, according to Caron Close with the Scottsdale prosecutor's office. The judge also found him guilty of some civil traffic infractions.

The most serious of the charges was for extreme DUI, which is driving with a BAC greater than 0.15. Stevens' BAC was measured at 0.204, according to a blood test when was arrested in March while a free agent. Under Arizona law, an extreme DUI carries a mandatory-minimum sentence of 30 days in jail. Up to 20 days of that sentence can be suspended for alcohol treatment, but Stevens will have to serve 10 days of that jail sentence in Arizona.

No sentence was imposed and there is no date for sentencing.

Stevens now plays for Tampa Bay, which plays at Seattle on Sunday The question now is whether the verdict will affect Stevens' status for this game. He previously pled guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving in 2003 after he was arrested for driving under the influence while with the Seahawks so he could face league discipline. A spokesman for the league said the NFL will not be releasing a statement regarding Stevens.

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