BEAVER, Pa. - Former University of Pittsburgh basketball star Carl Krauser will spend two years on probation in a first-offender's program for his arrest on weapon and drug possession charges in May.
The 31-year-old entered the program -- which does not require a guilty plea -- on charges of carrying a firearm without a license, marijuana possession and possession of drug paraphernalia. His record will be expunged if he completes the probation without incident.
Krauser was arrested after his car was stopped at a sobriety checkpoint on May 12 in Beaver Falls. Police say he tried to run away, but they agreed to drop an escape charge when he entered the program last week.
Krauser, who lives in New York City, was a guard for Pitt from 2002 through 2006 and finished with more than 1,000 points and 400 assists.