Pistons’ Greg Monroe gets suspended for 2 games for DUI

The Detroit Pistons’ Greg Monroe has been suspended two games for a DUI arrest which had not been made public until he plead guilty earlier this month.

Click the attached link to see video of Monroe’s arrest: http://video-embed.mlive.com/services/player/bcpid1949050400001?bctid=3778611939001&bckey=AQ~~,AAAAQBxUr7k~,PsMaWpexSO1o2JBTRvXgK2F46WvPiWEP

According to the website MLive:

Detroit Pistons’ forward Greg Monroe, who is facing a two-game suspension after NBA officials learned he pleaded guilty to impaired driving in April, “urinated on himself during the booking process,” the Huntington Woods police report documenting his arrest says.

Huntington Woods police released video footage of the Feb. 13 stop and arrest, which stemmed from a defective headlight, on Wednesday.

“I’m just trying not to be in the newspaper,” Monroe is heard saying to the officers during his transport to jail.

“I play for the Pistons,” Monroe said.

“You play for the Detroit Pistons,” asks one of the officers in the vehicle. “Unless you told people that are going to tell people, we don’t tell people,” an officer is heard saying.

Monroe failed the field sobriety test, missing a letter while reciting the Alphabet with “slow and deliberate speech,” swaying when asked to count backwards to 78 from 100 and unable to walk a straight line, the report says.

Riding in the passenger seat of the 2007 Pontiac G6 was the vehicle owner, a woman whom police transported to headquarters to await a ride. Police impounded the vehicle and report that the license plate had expired.

Monroe told police he and his passenger were coming from Bosco’s, a bar in Ferndale, where Monroe had had two glasses of wine…

The field breath test revealed Monroe had a .089 blood-alcohol level that, when tested by the official Data Master at the station, registered a .09 and then a .1.

Police stopped Monroe about 1:50 a.m., according to the dash-cam, and the in-station sobriety test was conducted about 3:20 a.m.

Monroe was suspended without pay and will miss games Oct. 29 in Denver and Oct. 30 in Minnesota.

“I take full responsibility for my actions and made a regrettable mistake,” Monroe said in a prepared statement released by the Pistons. “I apologize to my family, the Pistons organization, my teammates and fans. I will learn from this and continue by work to be a positive influence in the community.”

 

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