12.31.08

It’s Nearly 2009 And No Longer Necessary For Sir Charles To Remind Us He’s No Role Model

Posted in Basketball, Sports TV, The Law at 9:00 am by

(not, we should stress, a recent photograph)

From the Arizona Republic :

Charles Barkley was arrested on suspicion of drinking and driving early Wednesday morning in Scottsdale, Gilbert police said.

An officer with a law enforcement task force that targets drunken driving saw the former NBA star run a stop sign around 1:30 a.m., said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.

Barkley declined to submit to a breath test but was given a blood test. The results have not come in.

After Barkley was processed, he was cited and released. He left in a cab, Shuhandler said.

Shuhandler said there was nothing remarkable about Barkley’s arrest and that it is customary to release people after they’ve been arrested on suspicion of DUI.

One Response to “It’s Nearly 2009 And No Longer Necessary For Sir Charles To Remind Us He’s No Role Model”

  1. Ben Schwartz says:

    Gerard, why isn’t CSTB doing a hard news investigation of this? Barkley is the CSTB endorsed candidate for the governor of Alabama – and he just happens to get a DUI? This stinks bad. I want to know how high this goes. Don’t tell me it was just some deputy sherrif rookie cop who happened on Barkley. We all know this goes to the top, and we don’t need to sit around while they silence another hero.

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