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RamBo_Lamar
12-31-2008, 11:30 AM
Arrested on suspicion of DUI.

CNN (no reporter name given)

http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/31/charles.barkley.arrest/index.html


(CNN) -- Basketball commentator and former hoops star Charles Barkley was arrested Wednesday in Scottsdale, Arizona, on suspicion of drunken driving, a police spokesman said. <!----><!--===========IMAGE============-->http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/CRIME/12/31/charles.barkley.arrest/art.barkley.jpg<!--===========/IMAGE===========--><!--===========CAPTION==========-->Police say Charles Barkley declined to take a breath test to measure his blood-alcohol level Wednesday.
<!--endclickprintexclude--> Lt. Eric Shuhandler of the Gilbert Police Department said an officer pulled Barkley over after he ran a stop sign in Scottsdale's Old Town area, a trendy spot known for its nightclubs and bars. Gilbert and Scottsdale are in the Phoenix metro area.
The officer conducted field tests, Shuhandler said, but Barkley declined to take a breath test to measure his blood-alcohol level.
"When he arrived at the station, police administered a blood test, which is customary of our police department to do," Shuhandler said, adding that Barkley consented to the blood test.
The former NBA power forward was cited for driving while impaired (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/Drunk_Driving) and released.
"It was a pretty routine arrest," Shuhandler said.
Barkley, 45, is now a commentator for TNT's coverage of the NBA. Although he is well known for entertaining comments and cocky attitude, he also compiled an impressive résumé as a professional basketball player.
A Hall of Famer and 11-time All-Star, Barkley is one of four players in history to rack up more than 20,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 4,000 assists in a career. He also earned the NBA's most valuable player designation in 1993 and brought home gold medals with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in 1992 and 1996.
His commanding performance on the court earned him the nicknames "Sir Charles" and the "Round Mound of Rebound."
Barkley (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/Charles_Barkley) was drafted out of Auburn University in 1984 by the Philadelphia 76ers and played 16 seasons with the Sixers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets before he was permanently sidelined in 1999 with a ruptured tendon in his left knee.
:alcohol:

duke dynamite
12-31-2008, 11:31 AM
Oh, Charles. Say it ain't so!

LOL

Shade
12-31-2008, 11:32 AM
:shakehead

Since86
12-31-2008, 11:36 AM
That's turrible, absolutely turrible.

Shade
12-31-2008, 11:43 AM
GET ME THEM SOCKS!

Anthem
12-31-2008, 02:39 PM
So he took a blood test down at the station... what did the blood test show?

Roaming Gnome
12-31-2008, 03:16 PM
:picard:
Good Grief... Call a damn cab!

Dad always told me to keep $40 hidden in the wallet for cab fare... you never know when your car isn't going to be there for you. He meant it more for getting to work, but it seemed like I used it more to get my buzzed/drunk *** home, more often then not!

It's too easy to be stopped and accused of DUI to even take a chance. Out of all my friends that have been stopped for DUI, it seems like "rolling a stop sign", "bad tail/brake light", or "not using a turn signal" lead to their apprehension more then swerving or "looking drunk" on the road!

I guess what I'm getting at is, why do celebs do this? They seem to have more at risk with their status and PR. I just don't get it when they have people all the time telling them what and how to do things that someone doesn't tell them to call a damn cab.

Drunk or not....Over the legal limit or not, that's just foolish!

duke dynamite
12-31-2008, 03:30 PM
Dad always told me to keep $40 hidden in the wallet for cab fare... you never know when your car isn't going to be there for you. He meant it more for getting to work, but it seemed like I used it more to get my buzzed/drunk *** home, more often then not!

It's so hard for me to picture you like that...

JayRedd
12-31-2008, 03:43 PM
I guess what I'm getting at is, why do celebs do this? They seem to have more at risk with their status and PR.

I don't really think this will shatter the public perception of the Chuckster or anything.

Roaming Gnome
12-31-2008, 03:49 PM
It's so hard for me to picture you like that...

Good, I may go into politics someday. :devil:

duke dynamite
12-31-2008, 03:53 PM
Good, I may go into politics someday. :devil:
I'll sell your PD admin seat to someone else.

Roaming Gnome
01-01-2009, 02:31 AM
It's so hard for me to picture you like that...

:sings: If you could only see me now... *hic* :headache:

duke dynamite
01-01-2009, 02:36 AM
:sings: If you could only see me now... *hic* :headache:
lol...

Smoothdave1
01-01-2009, 08:53 AM
There's a reason Charles didn't want a cab: www.tmz.com/2008/12/31/barkley-all-i-really-wanted-was-oral-sex/

Justin Tyme
01-01-2009, 01:42 PM
There's a reason Charles didn't want a cab: www.tmz.com/2008/12/31/barkley-all-i-really-wanted-was-oral-sex/


IIRC, it's not the 1st time he's had a hand gun found with him. When he was a 76'er, he was caught having a 9 millimeter H&K. IIRC, he had a gun permit for it.

RamBo_Lamar
01-01-2009, 03:01 PM
Well this will certainly look good when he decides to persue those political aspirations
of his...for his opponent that is.

lol

Sounds like old Charles was having just too much fun there.

rexnom
01-01-2009, 03:14 PM
I don't really think this will shatter the public perception of the Chuckster or anything.
I think this enhanced my perception of the Chuckster, if possible.

RamBo_Lamar
01-01-2009, 03:23 PM
Further info posted at IndyStar this afternoon:

http://www.indystar.com/article/20090101/NEWS01/90101008


Cops: Barkley was speeding to get sex

By Nathan Gonzalez and Monique DeVoe / The Arizona Republic
Posted: January 1, 2009

Former Phoenix Suns player and NBA star Charles Barkley told police he was in a hurry to receive oral sex from a female passenger when he ran through a stop sign drunk early Wednesday, a police report states.
The report, released late Wednesday by Gilbert police, details how Barkley not only made candid references to his impending rendezvous with an unnamed woman for oral sex, but also how he at least half-seriously implored a civilian police employee to help him get out of the DUI bust.


The 11-time NBA All-Star was arrested, cited and released on suspicion of misdemeanor DUI and being impaired to the slightest degree. Gilbert police Lt. Pete Smith pulled over Barkley’s black Infiniti SUV at 1:30 a.m. after it rolled through a stop sign about 10 mph near 75th Street and 6th Avenue in Scottsdale.

“He was very respectful and very cooperative,” said Gilbert police Lt. Eric Shuhandler. “It was a very routine DUI arrest.”

Smith was one of dozens of East Valley DUI Taskforce officers from 10 different police agencies who have been combing area streets for suspected drunk drivers since Thanksgiving. Barkley’s was one of 90 DUI arrests made Tuesday night in Scottsdale alone.

In a statement to The Associated Press, Barkley said he was “disappointed that I put myself in that situation. The Scottsdale police were fantastic. Now it is a legal matter and I will not comment any further as it is a legal matter.”

The reference to Scottsdale police reflects Barkley’s apparent lack of knowledge about the regional DUI task force and how the arresting officer’s department assumes jurisdiction for an arrest no matter where it occurred.

Smith was in an unmarked patrol car when the SUV roll passed the stop sign, the police report states. The SUV stopped just south of the intersection and a female climbed into the passenger seat.

Smith pulled over Barkley, who blocked the southbound lane and had bloodshot, watery eyes and had the smell of alcohol on his breath, the report states.

“I asked if he had been drinking and he said, ‘Yes I have,’ ” Smith writes in the report. Barkley then admitted to having a “couple” drinks.

Smith gave Barkley a field sobriety test, which he failed, Shuhandler said. At the advice of his body guard, who Barkley said was a police officer, the basketball star refused to take a portable breathalyzer test but submitted to a blood test.
Those results will not be available for another week.

While being processed at the East Valley DUI Taskforce command post, Barkley told police, “I was going to drive around the corner and get” oral sex, the report states. He explained he had engaged in oral sex with the same woman last week, the report added.

He then told civilian employee, “I’ll tattoo your name on my ass” if it would get him out of the DUI, according to the report.

Shortly before leaving the command post in a taxi cab because his SUV was towed, Barkley shook hands with several officers, Shuhandler said.

Barkley was returning from the Dirty Pretty Rock Bar near Camelback and Miller roads where he spent about three hours with a large group of 40 people, said owner Ryan Jocque. The party included actor Jaleel White, who played TV nerd Steve Urkel from the 1990s sitcom Family Matters, and football player Michael Strahan.

“Charles is a very good customer of ours,” Jocque said.

Despite a turbulent end to the year, Shuhandler said he hoped the former Phoenix Sun star would turn the negative experience into a positive, Shuhandler said.

“He has a chance to do something good with this. I hope he does,” Shuhandler said.

A court date in Scottsdale Municipal Court has yet to be scheduled.

Nicknamed “Sir Charles,” Barkley was an 11-time NBA All-Star and league MVP in 1993. He played 16 NBA seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, Phoenix Suns and Houston Rockets, and played on the USA Olympic “Dream Team” in 1992 and 1996.

Arizona Republic reporters Clarissa Dodge and Kristena Hansen contributed to this report.

Stryder
01-01-2009, 06:28 PM
So he took a blood test down at the station... what did the blood test show?

You are not going to get blood alcohol test results that quickly. Next week, you'll get your answer.

Roy Munson
01-01-2009, 11:38 PM
I wonder who will be filling in on the next TNT broadcast.

Bball
01-02-2009, 12:16 AM
You have the right to remain silent and this shows why you should do that. EVERYTHING you say will be turned against you. For better or worse, let the evidence speak for itself. Don't add to it. Better yet, don't drink and drive.

-Bball

JayRedd
01-02-2009, 12:19 AM
I wonder who will be filling in on the next TNT broadcast.

Why wouldn't Chuck be there?


I think this enhanced my perception of the Chuckster, if possible.

Agreed.

Roy Munson
01-02-2009, 07:40 PM
I think this enhanced my perception of the Chuckster, if possible.

Which part were you impressed with? The drunk driving, or the solicticing a whore for a BJ?

Shade
01-03-2009, 11:35 AM
Absolutely pathetic. Barkley could have killed someone in his haste to get a blowjob. Really? What the **** is wrong with people? :shakehead

grace
01-03-2009, 04:41 PM
I'd like to know what his wife has to say about the whole thing.