NBA analyst Jalen Rose was surprised he was arrested for DUI earlier this month -- telling TMZ he didn't think he was going to blow over the limit on his blood alcohol test.
Jalen admits when he wrecked his car on March 11 ... he "voluntarily submitted to blood alcohol screening because I was confident it was safe for me to drive."
TMZ broke the story -- the ESPN hoops analyst and former NBA star crashed while driving on an icy road in Michigan. After completing several field sobriety tests he was arrested for DUI.
Jalen says he regrets the decision to drive home -- and is "sorry for disappointing those who trust me to serve as a role model."