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Nuggets guard Ty Lawson arrested on suspicion of DUI

Denver Nuggets guard Ty Lawson arrested on suspicion of DUI

Denver Nuggets' point guard Ty Lawson was arrested and charged with drunken driving on Friday morning, after he admitted to drinking before he was pulled over for speeding, according to a police report.

Lawson, 27, was pulled over on Park Avenue West in Denver around 1:30 a.m. after an officer observed him driving at a speed of 60 mph, nearly double the posted speed limit, according to the report.

Lawson told the officer he had "consumed alcohol prior to driving" and he failed several field sobriety tests, the report said. The officer noted that Lawson was slurring his speech, stumbling, and that his breath had a strong odor of alcohol.

The 27-year-old was charged with speeding, careless driving and driving while intoxicated. Lawson also told the officer he had been arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated in Missouri, according to the report.

The Nuggets did not play on Thursday night, but the team will host the Boston Celtics on Friday. It was not immediately clear if Lawson would be available for the game and a call to a spokesperson for the Nuggets was not immediately returned.

Lawson, who has been with the Nuggets since 2009 and played his college ball at the University of North Carolina, previously pleaded guilty to a charge of underage drinking and driving while he played for the Tar Heels in 2008, according to the Denver Post.

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