Charles Barkley was arrested for DUI in Arizona last night. From People:
Police say they noticed Barkley, 45, running a stop sign in the Old Town section of Scottsdale at about 1:30 a.m. Officers pulled Barkley over, took him to a nearby mobile command post, and administered a blood test after declining to submit to a breath test, according to Gilbert, Ariz., police Lt. Eric Shuhandler.
Barkley was issued a citation for driving while impaired and released pending the results, which normally takes about a week, Shuhandler said.
I don’t really know much of anything about Charles Barkley because I don’t give a shit about basketball, but here’s the other noteworthy blurb from People’s story about this:
Barkley, who gained notoriety for a quick temper and blunt language during his years as an NBA player, represented the United States in the 1992 and 1996 Olympics. In October, he announced that he would be a candidate for governor of his home state of Alabama in 2014.
I see. This explains everything. An arrest record could only help someone running for public office in Alabama, after all.