12.29.06

Police Harrassment Of Iron Mike Continues

Posted in Boxing, The Law at 11:08 am by

From the Scottsdale Republic :

Mike Tyson was arrested early today on suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after police stopped him shortly after he left a Scottsdale nightclub.

Sgt. Larry Hall said the boxer was stopped after his car almost struck a sheriff’s vehicle while leaving the club at about 1:45 a.m.

“He showed signs of impairment and voluntarily submitted to field sobriety tests,” said Hall, a member of the Buckeye Police Department who was working in the area as part of a holiday DUI task force.

Sherrif Joe Arpaio said Tyson was being kept isolated from other prisoners for his own safety.

The sheriff said Tyson has been to the county jail before – as a guest talking to juvenile offenders about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

“The irony is he did a great job with these kids – stay away from drugs, don’t drink, stay out of trouble,” Arpaio said.

This is truly a human tragedy — the next time the Scottsdale Police need to find someone to mentor juvenille offenders, they might have no choice but to summon Albert Belle.

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