Ty Lawson is a speedy guard for the Denver Nuggets but last night he was caught speeding. After getting pulled over, the former UNC Tarheel was arrested under suspicion of DUI.
According to the police report, a Denver PD officer spotted Lawson going 61 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, so he pulled him over. The officer says Lawson admitted to having consumed alcohol prior to driving.
The officer says Lawson had slurred speech, his breath smelled like alcohol, he was off balance and his eyes were bloodshot. When Lawson couldn’t pass the field sobriety test … that’s when the officer arrested him.
Lawson was charged with DUI, speeding and careless driving.
The Denver Nuggets are aware of their players’ struggle and basically said they won’t comment, until later. Expect a suspension sooner than later, though.
In 2013, Lawson and his then pregnant girlfriend were arrested for domestic violence.
From the looks of his mugshot, Ty was washed, allegedly. Where were his baggage handlers?
Photo: Denver PD