Detroit Pistons center Ben Wallace has been arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). Police have also charged Wallace with unlawfully carrying a concealed weapon.
Authorities in suburban Detroit say Wallace was arrested after a routine traffic stop revealed alcohol on his breath.
The 37-year-old was pulled over at 3 a.m. ET on Saturday when officers realized that his Cadillac Escalade was driving erratically, upon checking his backpack they found the unloaded pistol.
At this time his blood alcohol content is not known but police say it was over the legal Michigan limit of 0.08 percent.
After being arraigned Wallace was released on a $5,000 personal bond. The basketball star will return to court on Monday.
At this time Wallace’s reps, the NBA and police officials are refusing to comment on the incident. Further details will be provided after his Monday court date.
Just another week, just another professional athlete attempting to skirt the law!