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NBA Star Arrested for DUI in Miami Beach

3/11/2010 2:14 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

NBA Star Dorell WrightMiami Heat forward Dorell Wright was arrested in Miami Beach early this morning after cops say he was driving his 2005 Bentley under the influence of alcohol.

According to the police report, obtained by TMZ, Wright was pulled over at 3:37 AM after cops noticed he was driving erratically.

Cops say they approached the vehicle and when they began talking with Wright, they noticed "red and watery eyes, odor of an alcoholic beverage on his breath, and low and slurred speech."

Cops say the 24-year-old couldn't provide current insurance information -- they also discovered he was driving on a suspended driver's license.

Wright was taken to a nearby jail where he was booked for DUI and driving on a suspended license.

Earlier in the evening, Wright played 22 minutes in the Heat's victory over the Los Angeles Clippers -- but he only scored one point in the game.

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Huh?    

What the heck is low speech?

1504 days ago
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capt andy    

give a hood a bently and what do you get...a drunk basketball player..haa haaa hope he loses his job and then cant pay child support for the 6 kids he has by 4 different women(hoes)..say good bye to the bently and hello to the hyundai

1504 days ago
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capt andy    

scored 1 point..hell i could score 1 point againt kobe..what a loser no wonder he was drunk..that the problem with the NBA..a loser bench warmer drives a bently...HOPEFULLY HE WONT BE DRIVING ANYTHING FOR AWHILE.

1504 days ago
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Mr. DNA    

"NBA star" my ass! 99.99% of people have no idea who the hell this joker is.

1504 days ago
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SANTAFEJACK    

As much as I love TMZ, I'm beginning to think that the content of both the website and the television show would be cut in half without stories about drunk athletes and movie "stars". It's gettin' kinda boring, Harvey. Although you are still the cutest guy on the show. Woof! Woof!

1504 days ago
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Ugh    

If you have had any kind of un-protected xxx with this minority, get to a clinic. (nasty)

While African-Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, that population accounts for nearly half of all reported syphilis and chlamydia cases, more than 70 percent of all reported gonorrhea cases and about half of all new HIV infections.

And, according to CDC experts, while African-American women and men are often unwilling to get tested, doctors are often reluctant to discuss sexual health with their patients -- particularly with black male patients.

1504 days ago
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Inquiring Mind    

Snap..where's his chauffer? If I had lots of stashola, I'd be getting blasted and get driven home.. especially w/no damn license or insurance!WTF! Now I don't feel so bad about my driving record, Geez, I can't afford get mine back! what's his excuse?

1504 days ago
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Alexis    

Can I just say as someone who LIVES in this hell hole known as Miami Beach....we have NO public transport (at least decent reliable and safe) and for some reason the police seem to have a serious obsession with duis. I feel like, yes, it is wrong, but at the same time, offer alternatives. NBA stars can afford to take taxis/limos but what about the rest of us. I was having this talk with a friend the other day how all the nicer, down to Earth people are on the "other side of the bridge" (in other words off Miami Beach, yet we are bound here and them there as you cannot take a sip of wine without being pulled over for DUI. I mean seriously, the number of people I know who blew .06 or .07 and were forced to blow over and over until a .08 or above came up is ridiculous. It is a money making racket. Boycott Miami already, it is a corrupt shi*hole!

1504 days ago
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James    

@good riddence
Dorell Wright has one child and is still in a relationship with the boy’s mother.

1504 days ago
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trillreal    

Hey TMZ, NBA PLAYER, yes.... Star? Not so much

1504 days ago
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Lisa    

Alexis...Take a cab.
I heard Jersey Shore is being filmed in Miami Beach starting March 20. GOOD LUCK MIAMI!

1504 days ago
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capt andy    

yeah im sure they are working on something allright....making sure tiger dont get caught anymore while he continues to whore himself around....
copy of a recodred conversation
ARI:okay tiger you got to keep your woody in your pants
TIGER:well thats a problem being as you can see suzie here right now taking care of business
ARI:oh is that who that is,,i thought that was ellie giving you a lap dance
TIGER:hell no,,she dont do that stuff thats why i have to be a bad tiger
ARI:well you got to put a stop to this
TIGER:okay ari here smoke some of this and she will take care of you
ARI:kool and here is something mark said would make you strong again
TIGER:oh yeah make me like superman
ARI:hey this is great she gives good lap dances
TIGER:yeah she does
ELLI:TIGER WHY IS THE DOOR CLOSED DAMMIT..WHERE ARE THOSE GOLF CLUBS
TIGER:OH OH

Posted at 11:20AM on Mar 11th 2010 by csi



HEY STUPID..DONT DRINK AND DRIVE AND YOULL HAVE NO PROBLEM..GEEEZ HOW HARD IS THAT TO FIGURE OUT..BLOWING .06 OR .07 MEANS YOU HAVE BEEN DRINKING DUHHHHH..GO HOME AND THEN DRINK.HOW HARD IS THAT TO FIGURE OUT.BUT I GUESS THATS WHY YOUR ON THAT SIDE OF THE BRDIGE..DRUNK DIVERS KILL PEOPLE

1504 days ago
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Boo Hoo    

No insurance, suspended license, DUI, I'm suprised they didn't find any drugs.

1504 days ago
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Whamo    

Posted at 12:38PM on Mar 11th 2010 by Ugh

WTF does race have to do with this story? Oh ya this is TMZ you show a black face and the rednecks pour out of the woodwork.

Ben Roethlisberger gets accused of sexual assault and not ONE mention of the fact that he's white...not one. Yet every single time you show a black face on this site within 8 comments someone has painted the entire black race as offenders to whatever the story is about. America will never heal its race problem...NEVER, race will always be an issue.

1504 days ago
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Brittney    

He is so hot! That's too bad he is also so dumb.

1504 days ago
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