Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Carmelo Anthony Arrested For DUI

All-star forward Carmelo Anthony was arrested early Monday morning on suspicion of driving under the influence, hours after his worst game of the season. Police said the Denver Nuggets forward was pulled over for weaving and failing to dim his lights. 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. Mark Warkentien, the Nuggets' vice-president of basketball operations, said the team was aware of the situation but declined comment. Anthony apologized through his lawyer, Dan Recht. "Carmelo apologizes to his fans, the Denver community, his teammates and the Nuggets organization for the distraction this is causing them," He said Anthony consented to a blood test, but results won't be available for about two weeks. Last season, he was involved in a brawl at Madison Square Garden. Anthony, then the league's leading scorer, dropped the New York Knicks' Mardy Collins with a punch that cost him a 15-game suspension. In February, Anthony was ticketed in Arapahoe County for driving 25 mph over the posted speed limit. A hearing is set for next month in that speeding case.

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