THE SIDELINES : Vikings’ Millard Admits Guilt

<i> From Times Wire Services</i>

Minnesota Vikings star Keith Millard pleaded guilty Thursday to careless driving in connection with a January incident in which he was arrested on a drunk driving charge.

Hennepin County District Judge Herbert Worlner sentenced Millard, 28, to 48 hours of community service and 12 months probation. He also fined him $625 and ordered him to be evaluated for chemical dependency at the Hazelden treatment center in Center City.

Millard was arrested Jan. 23 on a charge of speeding along a Bloomington road. After refusing to take a blood-alcohol test, he was charged with driving while intoxicated.