Category Archives: Drunk Driving

Caldwell-Pope, Kentavious

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: March 29, 2017

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 24

Details: Caldwell-Pope was pulled over in Auburn Hills at 2:50 AM for driving 45mph in a 25mph zone.  Officers smelled alcohol and administered field-sobriety tests which Caldwell-Pope failed.  He was placed under arrest and later registered a .08 blood alcohol level, at the legal limit.

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Shumpert, Iman

Charge: Driving under the influence, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: August 10, 2016

Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers

Age 26

Details: Two months after winning his first championship with the Cavaliers, Shumpert was pulled over in Atlanta after being observed weaving in and out of his lane.  He then failed field sobriety tests and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  When deputies searched Shumpert’s car, they then found marijuana in a backpack in the trunk.

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Lawson, Ty

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: July 14, 2015

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: Lawson was arrested after being pulled over for speeding at 2am in Hollywood.  He was found displaying signs of intoxication and was placed under arrest.  This was Lawson’s second DUI arrest in six months, and fourth arrest in two and a half years.  He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 while a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Lawson, Ty

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: January 23, 2015

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 27

Details: Lawson was arrested after being pulled over at 1am for driving 61mph in a 35mph zone. Officers found him slurring his speech and smelling of alcohol and arrested him for driving under the influence.  This was Lawson’s third arrest in two years.  He was also arrested for driving under the influence in 2008 while a student at the University of North Carolina.

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Speights, Marreese

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 5, 2014

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 27

Details: Speights was stopped in his Bentley at 3:30am after not yielding to traffic.  He was found to have a blood alcohol level of .10, and was arrested for driving under the influence.  He had been out that evening celebrating his 27th birthday.

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Faverani, Vitor

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 3, 2014

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 26

Details: While driving in Valencia, Spain, Faverani ran a red light and crashed into a bus.  He was arrested for driving under the influence after his blood alcohol level was found to be triple the legal limit.

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Tucker, PJ

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: May 10, 2014

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 29

Details: Tucker was pulled over after running a stop sign in his Mercedes and driving erratically.  He was found to have slurred speech, watery eyes and a blood alcohol level of .222, nearly three times the legal limit.  He was arrested for driving under the influence, and faced a charge of ‘super-extreme DUI’ due to his BAC being above .20. About two months after the arrest Tucker signed a three year, $16.5 million dollar contract with the Suns.

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Brewer, Ronnie

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 19, 2014

Franchise: Chicago Bulls

Age 28

Details: Brewer was pulled over in Beverly Hills for erratic driving and was placed under arrest for driving under the influence after he was found to have a blood alcohol level of .15.

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Valanciunas, Jonas

Charge:  Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 7, 2014

Franchise: Toronto Raptors

Age 21

Details: While going through a drive-thru at 2:30am, open beer bottles were spotted in Valanciunas’ car.  Police were called and tracked the vehicle to his home, where he was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Odom, Lamar

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 30, 2013

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 33

Details: Just a few days after news reports surfaced claiming that Odom was hooked on crack cocaine, he was pulled over after driving erratically at 4am in California. He refused all chemical tests but showed signs of being under the influence of either drugs or alcohol and failed a field sobriety test.

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