Barkley's DUI jail sentence reduced to 3 days

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Charles Barkley will only have to serve three days in jail for DUI after a judge reduced his original sentence.

Reporting to jail this weekend

The TNT basketball analyst and former NBA star was initially sentenced to 10 days.

But Scottsdale city spokesman Mike Phillips said Friday that a judge reviewed the case and decided that seven days should be suspended if Barkley completes an alcohol treatment program.

The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office says Barkley is scheduled to report to jail on Saturday morning. He will be put in an area where inmates are housed in tents.

Barkley, 45, pleaded guilty last month to two misdemeanor DUI charges.

He was stopped by police Dec. 31 shortly after leaving a Scottsdale nightclub and was arrested after failing a field sobriety test.

Barkley's attorney could not immediately be reached for comment Friday afternoon.

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