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Chicago Bulls player Ronnie Brewer pleads not guilty to DUI charges

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chicago Bulls forward Ronnie Brewer pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to charges of driving under the influence of alcohol stemming from a February arrest following a traffic stop in Beverly Hills, California, prosecutors said

An attorney entered not guilty pleas on Brewer's behalf to one count each of driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol content of .08 or greater, the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office said.

Brewer, 29, did not appear in court for the proceedings. Another hearing was scheduled in his case for July 15.

Prosecutors allege the National Basketball Association player had a blood-alcohol concentration of .15 percent when he was stopped by Beverly Hills police officers on February 19.

Brewer was drafted in 2006 after playing at the University of Arkansas and has played for the Utah Jazz, Memphis Grizzlies, New York Knicks, Oklahoma City Thunder and Houston Rockets in addition to the Bulls.

(Reporting by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Peter Cooney)

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