Colorado wants to revoke former Nuggets player Ty Lawson's probation

By: The Associated Press
March 8, 2017 Updated: March 8, 2017 at 5:25 pm
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photo - DENVER, CO - JULY 17: Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, center, flanked by his lawyers, arrives for a court hearing at the Lindsey- Flanigan Courthouse for DUI July 17, 2015. Lawson was charged with a DUI in Denver in January and recently in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post)
DENVER, CO - JULY 17: Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, center, flanked by his lawyers, arrives for a court hearing at the Lindsey- Flanigan Courthouse for DUI July 17, 2015. Lawson was charged with a DUI in Denver in January and recently in Los Angeles. (Photo by Andy Cross/The Denver Post) 

DENVER — Colorado authorities want probation revoked for Sacramento Kings point guard Ty Lawson after they say he tested positive for alcohol three times in the last six months and failed to complete required public service in a 2015 drunken driving case.

Over prosecutors' objections, the former Denver Nugget was sentenced to probation rather than jail last year and ordered to remain sober.

Probation officials issued a summons last week ordering Lawson to appear in court March 22 to respond to their allegations.

A judge will decide then whether Lawson's probation should be revoked and whether he should be sentenced to jail instead.

Before he was sentenced, Lawson completed a court-ordered 30-day residential treatment program at Cliffside Malibu, a celebrity rehabilitation center in California.

His lawyer didn't return a call seeking comment.

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