SIDELINES : Maryland Coach Gets Probation


Maryland basketball coach Gary Williams has been given one year's unsupervised probation after pleading guilty to driving under the influence of alcohol.

Williams, 45, was arrested May 13 on the inner loop of the Capital Beltway while returning from a late dinner. Tested after his arrest, Williams had a blood alcohol level of .11 He also was charged with driving in more than one lane.

A Montgomery County district judge fined Williams $250 at Tuesday's sentencing. Williams was given probation before judgment, which means his record will be wiped clean after he completes an alcohol education program.

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