Annett avoids jail time for drunk driving arrest

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (AP) -- NASCAR Nationwide Series driver Michael Annett has pleaded guilty to driving while impaired.

Annett entered his plea Friday in North Carolina District Court. He was given a suspended jail sentence of 120 days and sentenced to two years unsupervised probation.

Annett also was sentenced to 48 hours of community service and fined $200. Annett also must forfeit his driver's license for one year.

Annett's sentencing was first reported by Scene Daily.

He was arrested Feb. 6 after he ran into another car stopped at a light in Mooresville. Charges of resisting arrest, failure to reduce speed and unlawful use of a mobile phone were dismissed.

Annett is ninth in the Nationwide standings and scheduled to compete this weekend at Nashville Superspeedway.