DENVER (AP) – Sacramento Kings 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. In addition, Steinberg said Lawson wanted a device that would randomly test him for alcohol consumption so he could prove he’s not drinking.

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The judge agreed and plans to hold a hearing in May before deciding whether the former Denver Nugget should get a more severe punishment.

Probation officials allege Lawson tested positive for alcohol three times in the past six months.

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He was arrested twice on drunken driving charges in 2015, first in Denver and then in Los Angeles.

 

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