News anchor to begin house arrest

CARLSBAD — Santa Clause will not be the only one watching Don Cannon this Christmas.
Cannon, a longtime Pittsburgh news anchor, was ordered Dec. 18 by a Pennsylvania judge to begin approximately three months of electronic monitoring in connection with two DUI convictions out of Allegheny County.
Carlsbad Police arrested Cannon, 69, in November on two outstanding bench warrants out of Pennsylvania relating to failing to comply with his house arrest sentence when he moved to Carlsbad in 2008.
In addition to his Pennsylvania case, Cannon, whose real name is Donald Clark, is still awaiting sentencing in San Diego relating to two drunken-driving charges, one of which is a felony because it was his fourth DUI in less than three years.
Under California law, a fourth DUI arrest within 10 years is charged as a felony and carries a maximum sentence of three years in prison.
His sentencing on those convictions is scheduled for Jan. 15 in a Vista courtroom.

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