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.
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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.