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NBA Star Busted in Drag

8/2/2008 7:40 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Josh HowardDallas Mavericks star Josh Howard has been arrested for a drag racing incident -- rest assured North Carolina, no heels were involved!

He was charged with speeding (94 in a 55), careless and reckless driving, and speed competition, while driving a black Lexus chasing a VW late Thursday night down U.S. 421.

Howard was released from Forsyth County jail, after promising in writing he'd appear in court on Sept. 23. Is breaking a written promise a felony in N.C.?

UPDATE: We're told Howard never had to pose for a mugshot because police had him contained -- but he was never jailed. He signed his promise to appear and was sent packin'.

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bats    

First

2091 days ago
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Dirksgirl    

This doesn't surprise me. fact is Josh is becoming the "problem child" for the Mavs. I won't be shocked if Cuban trades him. Although, Mark Cuban never trades the players that SHOULD be traded..just players that shouldnt BE..LIKE
Steve Nash, Mike Finley, Devin Harris..
Anyways, Josh needs to go.

2091 days ago
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Rebecca    

I have to laugh at this, being from NC. My only question is what the hell was under the hood of the VW? LOL!! He was driving a black Lexus CHASING a VW? ROFLMAO What is worse than being arrested? Having to admit a Vee Wee tromped you in a drag race!

2091 days ago
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perky    

Josh - pull up a chair. Let me tell you a story about a guy named Nick Hogan...

2091 days ago
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BOEING 787    

Will somebody PLEASE think of the children!!! LOL.

2091 days ago
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Celeb NEWS by E!    

we all love fast driving and reckless black ball players. Want to be on the cover of EMERALD COAST BRIDES magaznine?

2090 days ago
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LeanneMarie    

Seriously.. Drag racing happens AT A TRACK. The correct term for this would actually be Street Racing.

2090 days ago

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