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Cavaliers’ Shumpert Catches DUI Case

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested last month on DUI and marijuana charges, the team announced on Friday. According to police records, the 26-year-old was taken into custody by Fayetteville County, Ga., sheriffs department just outside of Atlanta on Aug. 10.

He told the arresting officers that he had used marijuana before entering his rental car, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported. The Cavaliers’ announcement stated that they will “monitor the progression of the pending case.” The team says neither them or Shumpert would be commenting while the case is proceeding. No court appearance date has been set yet.

Shumpert and his fiance’ Teyana Taylor keep a home in Atlanta, near where the arrest took place. He played college basketball at Georgia Tech. Police say an officer noticed Shumpert’s vehicle failing to stay in its lane on the night of Aug. 10. When the car was pulled over, the officer noticed the smell of what seemed to be weed in the car.

Shumpert said he had been smoking, but there was none of the plant in the vehicle. Another officer, however, found what was thought to be marijuana in the trunk. Officials say he struggled with a sobriety test and refused to take a blood test, the Plain Dealer said.

He was charged with possession of less than an ounce of marijuana, driving under the influence and failure to maintain his lane.

Shumpert is in his second year of a four-year, $40 million contract with the Cavaliers, who won the NBA Championship in June.


 

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