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Former University of Michigan and NBA basketball player Jalen Rose was sentenced to jail Wednesday by a judge who said she wanted to send a strong message about the consequences of drinking and driving.

Judge Kimberly Small of the 48th District Court ordered Rose to serve 20 days behind bars, with the remainder of his 93-day jail sentence held in completion of probation.

Rose was also given 12 months of write-in probation and must attend an alcohol awareness program.

β€œI have been humbled and humiliated by this entire process, I have no one to blame but myself.”

At a previous court hearing, Rose, 38, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of operating a vehicle while intoxicated.

He said he drank six large martinis before he crashed his Cadillac Escalade March 11 in West Bloomfield Township.

A blood test showed his blood-alcohol content to be 0.12 percent, above the legal driving limit of 0.08 percent.

The judge showed no mercy towards Rose, saying:

β€œIt was too inconvenient for you, Mr. Rose, to pick up the telephone that was likely in your pocket that night and make a phone call. Are our lives really worth that little to you?”

While Rose showed obvious regret, he will begin his sentencing Tuesday August 2nd.