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NBA player taken into custody for suspicion of DUI

On Behalf of | Jan 24, 2015 | Firm News |

When someone gets a San Diego DUI, it is usually not plastered on the news unless someone has been harmed. However, as soon as a celebrity obtains a San Diego DUI, everyone hears about it. Well, another celebrity has obtained a DUI this month. Although it is reported that Svetlana, Richard Dreyfuss’ wife, supposedly did well on the field sobriety tests (according to the article), it is reported that the case is at the District Attorney’s office to determine
whether formal charges will be issued.

What does this mean
to me?

Just remember that anyone can get a San Diego DUI, whether you are a celebrity or not. So, although everyone makes mistakes, try to plan ahead and arrange for a designated driver, or get a taxi, rather than risking your life, money, or other’s lives.


Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was taken into custody for suspicion of DUI Friday morning.

Denver Police say he was arrested at 1:19 a.m. in the 3400 block of Park Avenue West after reportedly going 60 mph in a 35 mph zone.

The arresting officer clocked Lawson on his radar as going 61 mph.

“Upon contact, [Lawson] stated he had consumed alcohol prior to driving,” the probable cause document says.

The arresting officer claimed Lawson’s speech was slurred, breath had a strong odor of alcohol, he was swaying and his eyes were bloodshot.

He consented to a field sobriety test, which he failed according to the officer. He refused a chemical test.

After being taken to DDC DUI Room, Lawson reportedly admitted to an officer that he had a previous DUI in Missouri.

Lawson was cited for speeding, DUI and careless driving.

Lawson posted on his Facebook profile that he was participating in Nuggets Social at Punch Bowl Social on Broadway in Denver Thursday night.

Post by Ty Lawson.

Lawson played for the North Carolina Tar Heels in college and was drafted in 2009 by the Minnesota Timberwolves. He was immediately traded to the Nuggets for a future first-round pick.

Denver Nuggets General Manager and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly released the following statement:

“We have been made aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson early this morning. Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time.”

This is not Lawson’s first run-in with the law. In 2013, he was charged with domestic violence against his girlfriend, Ashley Nicole Pettiford. That charge was later dismissed.

The full article can be found here.

Hire a Proactive, affordable, and quality defense when you are facing San Diego DUI charges. Whether you have been charged of a Lakeside DUI, Lemon Grove DUI, National City DUI, Cardiff DUI, Racho Santa Fe San Diego DUI, Rancho Bernardo DUI, Spring Valley DUI, Solana Beach DUI, Leucadia DUI, Golden Hills DUI, North Park DUI, Torrey Pines DUI, Eastlake DUI, Paradise Valley DUI, San Diego DUI, Poway DUI, Chula Vista DUI, La Mesa DUI, Santee DUI, Mission Valley DUI, Clairemont DUI, Point Loma DUI, La Jolla DUI, Carmel Valley DUI, Mira Mesa DUI, Pacific Beach DUI, Del Mar DUI, Encinitas DUI, Oceanside DUI, Ocean Beach DUI, Escondido DUI, Vista DUI, San Marcos DUI, Carlsbad DUI, El Cajon DUI, San Diego Expungement, San Diego Bench Warrant, San Diego Failure to Appear, San Diego Restraining Orders, San Diego Terminate Probation, San Diego Minor Possession of Alcohol, San Diego Probation Violation, San Diego Prop 47, it is vital you need to hire an attorney who knows how to defend your rights and can determine if the government can prove their case. Contact the Law Office of Mark Deniz now for a free case evaluation at 858-751-4384 or send an email to [email protected].

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