Category Archives: Non Drug/Alcohol Driving Citation

Gibson, Taj

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: July 6, 2017

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 32

Details: Less than a week after signing a new $28 million dollar contract with the Timberwolves, Gibson was arrested for driving with a suspended license after getting pulled over for making an illegal u-turn in Queens, New York.

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Beverley, Patrick

Charge: Operating a motor vehicle in a toll road when prohibited

Arrest Date: November 11, 2015

Franchise: Houston Rockets

Age 27

Details: Beverley was arrested on an open warrant after police stopped him in his Rolls-Royce.  The warrant was issue following repeated missed court dates related to E-Z pass violations.  Beverley was taken into custody and released after paying a small fine.

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Hill, Jordan

Charge: Reckless driving and speeding

Arrest Date: July 28, 2015

Franchise: Indiana Pacers

Age 28

Details: Hill was pulled over in Atlanta after several motorists called 911 reporting a reckless driver.  He was clocked driving his Range Rover at 107mph, and was arrested for reckless driving and speeding. See below for police dashcam video of his arrest.

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Cunningham, Dante

Charge:  Speeding, reckless driving, marijuana possession

Arrest Date: April 29, 2011

Franchise: Charlotte Hornets

Age 24

Details: After being pulled over for speeding and reckless driving, police discovered marijuana and a loaded BB gun and placed Cunningham under arrest.

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Beasley, Michael

Charge:  Driving with a suspended license and driving with excessive speed

Arrest Date: January 25, 2013

Franchise: Phoenix Suns

Age 24

Details: Beasley was pulled over after officers noticed him driving 71 mph in a 45 mph zone, with no license plate on his vehicle.  He was found to have a suspended license and was handcuffed and placed under arrest.  After officers discovered he was too tall to fit in the back seat of their patrol car, they decided to cite and release him at the scene.

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Lawson, Ty

Charge: Failure to appear in court

Arrest Date: January 29, 2013

Franchise: Denver Nuggets

Age 25

Details: Lawson was arrested after failing to appear in court following a citation he received during the summer of 2012 for driving under restraint and careless driving.  This arrest only became public following a subsequent domestic disturbance arrest in August of 2013.  Lawson also was arrested for drunk driving in 2008 while attending the University of North Carolina.

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Sprewell, Latrell

Charge: Driving with a suspended license

Arrest Date: February 27, 2003

Franchise: New York Knicks

Age 32

Details: Sprewell was pulled over and arrested in Manhattan for driving with a suspended license.  The license had been suspended after he failed to answer a summons for failing to signal.  He was taken into custody, paid a fine and was released.

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Barnes, Matt

Charge: Driving on a suspended license, threatening a police officer

Arrest Date: July 30, 2012

Franchise: Los Angeles Lakers

Age 31

Details: Barnes’ second career arrest started innocuously enough when he was arrested for an outstanding traffic citation, but quickly escalated to a felony when he threatened a police officer.  His demonic smile makes for one of the better mugshots – much better than his low-key mugshot following a domestic violence arrest in 2010.

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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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Beasley, Michael

Charge: Marijuana possession and speeding

Arrest Date: June 26, 2011

Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves

Age 22

Details: Beasley’s first career arrest came during the 2011 NBA lockout, after he was pulled over for going 84 mph in a 65 mph zone. Police found about half an ounce of marijuana in his car and arrested him for speeding and marijuana possession.

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