Golden State Warriors power forward Marreese Speights was arrested early Tuesday morning in Tampa on a DUI charge, according to the Tampa Police Department. Speights was arrested after blowing a .103 and .106 in two breathalyzer tests. The legal limit in Florida is .08.
Speights had been celebrating his 27th birthday the night before and was pulled over in his 2012 Bentley after failing to yield pulling out of a driveway. According to Diamond Leung of the Bay Area News Group, Speights was released on $500 bond and was cooperative with police after being pulled over.
Last season with the Warriors, Speights averaged 6.4 points and 3.7 rebounds in 12.7 minutes per game and shot 44 percent from the floor. He still has two years left on his contract with the Dubs.
Speights isn’t the first NBA player to be arrested on DUI charges this summer. Back in May, Phoenix Suns small forward P.J. Tucker was arrested in Scottsdale, Ariz., on the charges of a “super extreme” DUI. A super extreme DUI is the legal term for a DUI with a blood alcohol content of .20 or greater. Tucker blew a .201 after being pulled over and a .222 after a blood test in jail.
Tucker’s super extreme DUI earned him three days of jail time and 11 days of house arrest, though he avoided the minimum sentence of 45 days by agreeing to an ignition interlock device on his vehicle. Like Tucker, Speights is now subject to punishment not only from the court, but also from the NBA, which may choose to suspend him a few days.