[Kansas City.com] Chiefs defensive end Jared Allen was ordered Wednesday to serve 48 hours in jail after a judge revoked a diversion program related to driving under the influence of alcohol.
Allen, who was found guilty of the charge of driving under the influence, will enter the Johnson County Jail for a 48-hour period beginning at 6 p.m. Feb. 16. As part of a plea agreement, Allen was placed on probation for one year and fined $500. The penalty includes a suspended sentence of 90 days in jail. If Allen violates his probation, he will be subject to serving the full sentence.
Allen, 24, was granted diversion in July after being stopped at 5:37 a.m. May 11 at 135th Street and U.S. 69 in Overland Park. Typically, if such a court program is completed successfully, the charges are dismissed.
After Allen was charged Sept. 26 with driving under the influence in Leawood, Overland Park prosecutors filed a motion to terminate the diversion program. That was granted Wednesday upon Allen being found guilty.
Allen is expected to be in court on the Leawood charge on Feb. 14.