The Houston Chronicle (Ruth Rendon) reports: Houston Rockets point guard Rafer Alston will stand trial next month on a charge of driving while intoxicated, a judge ruled today. County Court at Law Judge Jean Spradling Hughes set an Oct. 22 trial for Alston, 32, after a brief discussion with attorneys… The charge against Alston is considered a misdemeanor because it would be his first DWI offense.

InsideHoops.com editor says: Be cool, stay in school. Don’t drink and drive. Etc.