Carmelo Anthony was arrested
The Denver Nuggets superstar Carmelo Anthony was arrested early Monday on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
He was alone in the car and pulled over for weaving and not dimming his lights. He was stopped on Interstate 25 . Anthony’s attorney, Dan Recht, said his client consented to a blood test, but results won’t be available for about two weeks.
Detective Sharon Hahn said Anthony failed a series of sobriety tests. He was charged with DUI, then taken to police headquarters before being released to a “sober responsible party,” Hahn said. Anthony is due in court May 14.
Earlier this year , in Feb , Anthony was ticketed in Colorado for driving 25 mph over the posted speed limit. A hearing is set for next month.
Mark Warkentien, the Nuggets’ vice president of basketball operations, said the team was aware of the situation but declined comment. The Nuggets did not practice Monday and Anthony wasn’t available. He’s expected at practice Tuesday .
Anthony was named an All-Star starter for the first time this year. He’s fourth in the NBA in scoring (25.8) and is averaging a career-best 7.4 rebounds.