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    Cops Say Paul Pierce Not Drunk Enough
    Posted Aug 3rd 2008 10:41AM by TMZ Staff

    Now we're learning cops believed Boston Celtic Paul Pierce was under the influence of alcohol after stopping him because they smelled alcohol on his breath.

    As we first reported, Pierce was pulled over at 3:30 this morning after he was "driving erratically." Cops now tell us he had made an illegal lane change without signaling in his white BMW when officers in a paddy wagon spotted him.

    We're told they smelled "alcohol coming from the car." We're also told the breathalyzer showed Pierce had alcohol in his system but was below .08, which means you're legally drunk in Vegas.

    The pic shows Pierce at the scene.

    As for why he wasn't cited for an illegal lane change or erratic driving, cops say it was a minor offense so they let him skate.

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    This isn't news.
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    This isn't news.
    it is when your the best basketball player in the world
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    Driving legally is news?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Robertmto View Post
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    it is when your the best basketball player in the world
    Hahaha,You beat me to it.

    Im starting to get this odd feeling that the championship is starting to go to Pauls head.You'd think it wouldnt after having the Pacers knock him around every year,then having one of the worst seasons ever before KG and RA.

    Shows that hes a mature guy.I used to be a huge fan of Pierce but not so much anymore.
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    Agreed. As the members of Guns and Roses once said, "every rose has its thorn".

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    Driving legally is news?
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    I hear ya...and it is funny to Paul him for that.

    But I'd be willing to bet that Dwyane Wade, Dirk, Tim Duncan, KG, CP3, your boy Gilbert and at least a few other NBA All Stars think the same thing but would just never say it out loud.

    Barkley never thought MJ was the best player in the world until he retired. You almost have to think that way to be that good. Or you at least have to talk yourself into it for 48 minutes every night.
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    Truthfully, he was the best player in the world for the 2008 playoffs. Was there anyone who played better than him?

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    There was just a big article here about how Albuquerque is prosecuting many drivers that are stopped for erratic or illegal driving and blow under .08. That is the legal presumption of intoxication, but you can be prosecuted if they can prove you were driving illegally because you were under the influence. It can only be one beer. That is getting scary. People used to feel pretty confident if they blew under .08 that they wouldn't be arrested. But the police are using the sobriety test and how you were driving when you were pulled over to decide whether or not to charge you with DWI. It's harder to prove, but it is still "under the influence".

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    I stopped right there.

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    Not only that but what is often lost in the whole DUI debate is that bad driving/fatal accidents/etc exist at a certain rate at 0.00% intoxicated.

    So here you have someone that is going to get in a wreck because they are distracted or just a *******y driver, but pop a beer in them and it's all about the alcohol.

    You don't see a distinguishing increase in fatal accident rates until you get out around .11-.12. It's just that the stat normally shown is that X amount of fatal accidents involve alcohol without any counter evidence such as Y amount of fatal accidents involve IDIOTS, or talking to the kids in the backseat, or changing the radio, or cell phones, or falling asleep.


    So Redd's right, this is a major non-story. This just in, Lebron James might have been seen not wearing his seatbelt but was not ticketed. News at 11.

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    Oh, and the fact that if Pierce played for the Pacers this would warrant a total riot by the fanbase to get the scummy thug off the team.

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    It's just that the stat normally shown is that X amount of fatal accidents involve alcohol without any counter evidence such as Y amount of fatal accidents involve IDIOTS, or talking to the kids in the backseat, or changing the radio, or cell phones, or falling asleep.
    Maybe they'll start administering on-the-spot IQ tests.

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    The Indy Star's take on this; "Paul Pierce, who has played against the Indiana Pacers, was pulled over at 3:30 ..............."

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