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Jalen Rose in Cop Car

Wait, I'm Getting Arrested?

4/20/2011 6:02 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Despite being in the back of a police car, Jalen Rose didn't seem to understand he was getting arrested for DUI ... until the cop spelled it all out for him.

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TMZ has obtained video of Jalen inside a cop car in Michigan on March 11 -- moments after he was tossed in the back for allegedy driving drunk. 

In the video, the following exchange takes place between Jalen and the cop:

Jalen: "So what are we doing right now?"
Cop: "We're gonna go to the police station right now."
Jalen: "To do what?"
Cop: "You're under arrest."
Jalen: "For what, sir?"
Cop: "For drunk driving."
Jalen: "But I wasn't really drinking."
Cop: "Um, okay."

Earlier today, officials released the police report -- which shows Rose's blood alcohol level was over the legal limit at the time of his arrest.

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