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No more jail time for Ross

April 07, 2004|From Associated Press

Diana Ross, who served her sentence for an Arizona drunken-driving conviction in Greenwich, Conn., won't have to return to Tucson to spend more time in jail.

Ross, who pleaded no contest in February to a Dec. 30, 2002, drunken-driving charge, arranged to serve her jail sentence in Greenwich, where she lives. But based on an account from Greenwich police, Tucson City Court Magistrate T. Jay Cranshaw found that she failed to serve 24 consecutive hours, as required by Arizona law, and ordered her to return to Tucson.

Defense lawyers and prosecutors told Cranshaw during a hearing last week that Ross should be credited with having served her full sentence. This week he agreed and rescinded his order.

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