Category Archives: Drunk Driving

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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Randolph, Zach

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: April 5, 2009

Franchise: Los Angeles Clippers

Age 27

Details: Following a loss to the neighboring Lakers, Zach Randolph apparently went out drinking.  He was pulled over weaving his Rolls Royce across an LA freeway.  This was Randolph’s third career arrest, though his first in over five years.

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Payton, Gary

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: August 28, 2004

Franchise: Boston Celtics

Age 36

Details: Three weeks after being unceremoniously traded from the Lakers to the Celtics, Payton was pulled over after being spotted backing down an onramp on a San Diego freeway.  Once pulled over he failed a sobriety test and was arrested for driving under the influence.  This was Payton’s second arrest in as many years.

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Ebanks, Devin

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 9, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 23

Details: Ebanks was pulled over in the early morning hours in Hollywood on suspicion of drunk driving, after celebrating a birthday party at the Roxbury night club.

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Kidd, Jason

Charge: Driving while intoxicated

Arrest Date: July 15, 2012

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 39

Details: Just three days after Kidd’s introductory press conference welcoming him to the Knicks, he continued to celebrate by driving drunk in Long Island and crashing into a telephone pole.  This was Kidd’s third career arrest, spanning three decades, and his first in over 11 years.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop

Arrest Date: October 21, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 32

Details: Bell’s second DUI of 2011 came after he was pulled over for failing to stop and driving with a suspended license.  He subsequently was jailed a third time two months later when he showed up drunk to his court hearing.

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Wallace, Ben

Charge: Driving under the influence, carrying a concealed weapon

Arrest Date: September 24, 2011

Franchise: Detroit Pistons

Age 37

Details: Wallace was pulled over in Detroit at 3am after being spotted driving erratically.  He was found to have a .14 blood alcohol level and officers subsequently found an unloaded handgun in a backpack.

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Jack, Jarrett

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 20, 2011

Franchise: New Orleans Pelicans

Age 27

Details: After being pulled over for weaving and driving 66 mph in a 45 zone, Jack failed a breathalyzer and was arrested for driving under the influence.

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Bell, Charlie

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: February 4, 2011

Franchise: Golden State Warriors

Age 31

Details: Bell was arrested early in the morning in Oakland and was charged with driving under the influence.  This was the start of a busy year for Bell in which he was arrested three times.

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Wright, Antoine

Charge: Driving under the influence

Arrest Date: November 4, 2010

Franchise: Sacramento Kings

Age 26

Details: Wright was pulled over and charged with DUI after his blood-alcohol level was found to be a 0.2, more than twice the legal limit in California.  He subsequently pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 15 days in jail and 3 years probation.

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