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Chiefs’ Allen to serve 48 hours in jail for DUI

January 5, 2007

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— Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen will serve 48 hours in jail after a municipal judge revoked a diversion agreement and found Allen guilty of driving under the influence.

Allen, who faces a second DUI charge in another Kansas City suburb, was sentenced Wednesday. He must report to the Johnson County Jail at 6 p.m. Feb. 16, Court Administrator Robin Barnard said Thursday.

As part of a plea agreement, Allen was also fined $500, given a suspended 90-day jail sentence and placed on one year's probation.

Allen, 24, was stopped by Overland Park on May 11. He was granted diversion in July and would have had his DUI charge dismissed had he successfully completed the program.

Instead, he was charged Sept. 26 with drunken driving in nearby Leawood. Overland Park prosecutors moved to end the diversion agreement, and the judge agreed and found Allen guilty after he stipulated to the DUI charge.

He is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 14 on the Leawood charge.

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