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Dr. Dre Sentenced to Eight Months in Jail

August 30, 1994 GMT

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Grammy-winning rapper Dr. Dre pleaded no contest to drunken driving charges Tuesday and was sentenced to eight months in jail for violating probation from a 1993 battery conviction.

Dr. Dre, whose real name is Andre Young, entered the plea before Municipal Judge Paula Adela Mabrey, who also ordered him to pay a $1,053 fine and attend an alcohol education program.

Young, 28, was arrested Jan. 10 after a chase through Beverly Hills and Westwood in his 1987 Ferrari that police clocked up to 90 mph.

Police said the rapper failed a field sobriety check and submitted to a breath test that showed a blood-alcohol reading of 0.16 percent - twice the state’s legal limit of .08.

Young’s latest conviction violated terms of his probation on a battery conviction last year. In that case, Young was convicted of punching a man in the face, breaking his jaw, outside the rapper’s girlfriend’s home.

Young won a Grammy this year for best rap solo for his hit ″Let Me Ride.″ He also produced Snoop Doggy Dogg’s top-selling 1993 rap album ″Doggystyle.″