Category Archives: Non Drug/Alcohol Driving Citation
Charge: Driving under the influence, driving with a suspended license, failing to stop
Arrest Date: October 21, 2011
Franchise: Golden State Warriors
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.
Charge: Marijuana possession and speeding
Arrest Date: June 26, 2011
Franchise: Minnesota Timberwolves
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.
Charge: Operating a scooter without a valid driver’s license
Arrest Date: May 28, 2011
Franchise: Denver Nuggets
Details: Smith was arrested in Miami Beach for operating a scooter without a license, his third career arrest. A bench warrant was issued 3 months later after he skipped a court hearing on the matter, leading to his eventual fourth career arrest in 2012 for failure to appear in court.
Charge: Failure to obey a traffic officer, failure to yield to emergency equipment, obstruction
Arrest Date: March 12, 2011
Franchise: Atlanta Hawks
Details: Powell was arrested shortly before a Hawks game for inexplicably refusing to move his car after it blocked an ambulance. Police asked him repeatedly to move out of the intersection and let the ambulance through, but he refused and was placed under arrest and charged with a handful of obstruction charges.
Charge: Reckless driving
Arrest Date: May 31, 2010
Franchise: Sacramento Kings
Details: Evans was spotted by a police helicopter driving his Mercedes at speeds of up to 120 to 130 mph. He was pulled over and arrested at gunpoint for reckless driving. See below for video of the pursuit and arrest.
Police pursuit video:
Charge: Resisting arrest, failure to obey a lawful order, and driving suspiciously
Arrest Date: February 26, 2010
Franchise: Miami Heat
Details: On his way to practice one morning, Arroyo managed the unusual task of getting arrested for driving too slowly. After he was pulled over for ‘driving suspiciously,’ cops arrested him for resisting when he refused to cooperate.
Charge: Speeding and possession of a handgun
Arrest Date: September 17, 2009
Franchise: Cleveland Cavaliers
Details: After being pulled over for speeding on his motorcycle in Maryland, officers discovered three firearms on West. They found a 9mm pistol in his pocket, a 357 magnum handgun in his pantleg, and a shotgun in a guitar case strapped to his back, all loaded. It is illegal to carry concealed weapons and transport loaded guns in the state.
Charge: Driving with a suspended license
Arrest Date: August 17, 2009
Franchise: New York Knicks
Details: Robinson was pulled over in the Bronx because of an unpaid traffic ticket that caused his driver’s license to be suspended, and was taken in and charged with aggravated unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle. This was his first career arrest.
Charge: Endangerment, reckless driving, excessive speed, failure to use child seat
Arrest Date: February 15, 2009
Franchise: Phoenix Suns
Details: Richardson was pulled over after being spotted going an astounding 90 mph in a 35 mph zone. After being stopped officers saw his 3 year old son with him in the backseat, without a carseat. In addition to being charged with reckless driving, he was arrested for child endangerment. This was his third career arrest and second in three months.
Charge: Careless and reckless driving, speed competition
Arrest Date: July 31, 2008
Franchise: Dallas Mavericks
Details: Howard was pulled over in his Lexus for going 94 mph in a 55 mph zone. He was drag racing against a Volkswagon at the time and was arrested for reckless driving and participating in a speed competition.