Ben Wallace Pleads Guilty to Leaving the Scene of a Car Crash


Unfortunate news out of Virginia: Former NBAer Ben Wallace has been sentenced to one year in jail for leaving the scene of a car crash. An SVU registered to Wallace had been involved in a hit-and-run in February. He’ll serve two days of his sentence immediately—the rest of the sentence has been suspended by a judge. Via WTVR

Former NBA and Virginia Union University basketball star Ben Wallace entered a plea of no contest after he was arrested Tuesday for leaving the scene of a February car crash.

Wallace received a one year jail sentence.

The Henrico County judge suspended all but two days of the sentence. Wallace started serving his two day sentence Tuesday.

Last month a SUV registered to Wallace slammed into a fence outside a home off Gaskins Rd. and Peppertree Dr. in Henrico’s West End.

“It was dark, but it’s clear from here I saw one person trying to fight to get out of the car,” homeowner Silverio Acosta said in an interview last month. Once the man got out of the SUV, Acosta said he saw the man pick up and smash pieces of wood against the fence “because he was angry.”