Ty Lawson, point guard for the Denver Nuggets, was reportedly arrested for drunk driving yesterday morning in Los Angeles. According to court records, this is Lawson’s second DUI arrest since January 2015.
Details of the Lawson’s Most Recent DUI Arrest
The police report for Lawson’s recent DUI arrest in Los Angeles explains that he was pulled over after a California Highway Patrol officer witnessed him speeding down Route 101 at about 2 a.m. During the DUI stop, the officer alleges that Lawson exhibited various indications of impairment.
Although details have not been disclosed regarding whether Lawson submitted to BAC testing, he was reportedly arrested just after 3:40 a.m.
Lawson spent about five hours in custody and was subsequently released on $5,000 bail. His first court date for this case has been set for August 4th.
Details of Lawson’s Prior DUI Arrest
Lawson’s second DUI arrest could impact the proceedings of his first DUI case. In fact, there is a court hearing for the first DUI case set for this Friday in Denver.
As Denver District Attorney Spokeswoman Lynn Kimbrough explained:
Mr. Lawson posted a $1,500 bond in the Denver case earlier this year and is currently on pretrial supervision… The conditions of his bond include no alcohol consumption and monitored sobriety.
According to the police report for this arrest, Lawson was pulled over after an officer witnessed him speeding and driving carelessly on the night of Friday Jan. 23rd.
Following both arrests, the Denver Nuggets stated that it was aware of the incident and that it would not comment on it.
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