NBA player Allen Crabbe get DUI reduced to lesser charge

From NBC Sports:

Allen Crabbe – officially with the Nets, a trade to the Hawks pending – was charged with DUI in June.

Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office:

An NBA player arrested last summer for driving under the influence entered a no contest plea today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Allen Lester Crabbe III, 27, entered the plea to one misdemeanor count of engaging in a motor vehicle exhibition of speed on a highway.

Crabbe was immediately sentenced to three years of summary probation and ordered to complete DUI first offender and Mothers Against Drunk Driving programs.

Crabbe is now a free agent after a buyout with the Timberwolves. With this plea deal, he will likely avoid the two-game suspension typical of a drunk-driving conviction.

NBA player Allen Crabbe celebrates trade by getting a DUI

Allen Crabbe, who was just traded from the Nets to the Hawks, was arrested for a DUI.

From TMZ:

NBA ref Ronald Garretson arrested for DUI

From the Artesia Daily Press:

Police say an NBA referee has been arrested in Arizona on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after he crashed a vehicle into a tree.

The Arizona Republic reports Ronald Garretson was arrested following a collision Wednesday night in Lake Havasu City.

Police say the 60-year-old Garretson showed signs of impairment and was booked into jail on a count of extreme driving under the influence after a field sobriety test.

A judge set bond at $4,500.

The National Basketball Referees Association website says Garretson is an NBA referee who has officiated almost 2,000 games over the past 31 seasons.

NBA spokesman Mike Bass says the league is gathering information on the case.

It was not known if Garretson had an attorney.

Former NBA Center Felton Spencer charged with DUI

From USA Today:

Former NBA and University of Louisville basketball player Felton Spencer was arrested early Sunday morning in Oldham County (Kentucky) and charged with driving under the influence.

Spencer, 51, was found asleep in the driver’s seat of his 2006 Ford Expedition around 2:28 a.m. at a gas station in Prospect, Kentucky, according to Oldham County Police’s arrest citation.

Police said Spencer had a plastic cup with ice in it in his hand. When police woke him, he told them he had come from his house and fallen asleep at the gas station and that the cup contained Crown Royal. Spencer also said he had consumed three glasses of Crown Royal, according to police.

Spencer “was unsteady on his feet and had glassy eyes” and “smelled strongly of alcoholic beverage,” the arrest citation said.  During a field sobriety test, Spencer tried to use the police cruiser for balance, police said, and the test was stopped for Spencer’s safety.

He refused a breath test, saying he would not take one without his attorney present.

The 7-foot-1 Spencer played for Louisville from 1986-90, going on to become the sixth pick in the 1990 NBA draft. He played for six different NBA teams in a career that lasted through 2002.

Dennis Rodman gets probation for recent DUI arrest

Not long ago, I posted that former Chicago Bull Dennis Rodman was arrested for a DUI while on probation.

Yesterday, it was reported that Rodman plead guilty and received a period of probation (two or three years depending on the source) and enrollment in a nine month alcohol treatment program among other conditions.  If he fails to meet the conditions, he is facing a minimum 90 day jail sentence according to TMZ.

 

Dennis Rodman arrested for DUI … while on probation

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Dennis Rodman was arrested for a DUI, and it is very possible that he will be sentenced to jail time, because he was on probation at the time.

From the New York Daily News:

Former NBA star Dennis Rodman was on probation during his DUI arrest over the weekend, making the possibility of jail time a near slam dunk, a legal expert said Monday.

“Assuming the allegations are true and he was driving impaired, there’s absolutely no question in my mind he’s going to receive some custodial time. The real question is how creative does his lawyer get in working with the court,” California DUI attorney Trent Copeland told the Daily News.

“He’s likely to get some jail time, and I expect there will be an additional component including time spent in rehab,” Copeland said. “Either way, there’s going to be a component where he is going to be not free to leave.”

Rodman will check into a rehab center by the middle of the week, according to Darren Prince, his agent and longtime friend.

“He’s been dealing with some personal stuff for the past month and a half, two months, much more than usual, and I told him, this gives him an opportunity to shut it down,” Prince told the Daily News. “I’ve told him, ‘put yourself into a rehab center and find out why this is happening. Get to the underlying root.'”

Rodman’s lawyer, Paul Meyer, said it was too soon to forecast outcomes.

…Rodman, 56, was arrested late Saturday on suspicion of DUI in Newport Beach, Calif.

Police said he was pulled over for a traffic violation and failed a field sobriety test.

The Hall of Fame inductee who played on several championship-winning Chicago Bulls teams in the 1990s submitted to a Breathalyzer test and blew over the .08 legal limit, cops said.

He was released from custody Sunday morning.

At the time of his arrest, Rodman was on probation for driving his Range Rover the wrong way in carpool lane on the I-5 Freeway in southern California in June 2016.

He allegedly drove head-on toward another vehicle, causing the driver to swerve and crash into a concrete wall.

Under his plea deal last year, Rodman pleaded guilty to misdemeanor charges of driving the wrong way on a divided California highway, providing false information to an officer and driving without a valid license.

Orange County prosecutors dropped the more serious hit-and-run charge.

Rodman was sentenced to three years of probation, 30 hours of community service and victim restitution.

Derek Fisher arrested for DUI after crash

From the Washington Post:

Derek Fisher was arrested Sunday on suspicion of drunken driving after the former NBA player and coach flipped his vehicle on a California freeway.

Fisher and his passenger, girlfriend and former “Basketball Wives” reality star Gloria Govan, were not injured in the early morning crash, the California Highway Patrol said.

The former Los Angeles Lakers player and ex-New York Knicks coach was driving on U.S. 101 in the Sherman Oaks area of Los Angeles when his 2015 Cadillac veered onto the right shoulder while approaching an interchange. The car hit the shoulder’s concrete curb and guardrail, overturned and came to a rest on its roof, blocking two lanes of the freeway, the highway patrol said.

Officers discovered that the 42-year-old Fisher had been drinking and arrested him on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol after a DUI test, authorities said.

“We are beyond grateful that we are both OK and no one else was involved,” Fisher and Govan said in a joint statement Sunday. The two-sentence statement also thanked supporters for their thoughts and prayers, but it did not address the drunken driving arrest.

Read the entire story here:  https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/former-lakers-player-derek-fisher-accused-of-dui-after-crash/2017/06/04/3dbd60de-4948-11e7-987c-42ab5745db2e_story.html?utm_term=.2680d4a31b59