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Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

1/23/2015 10:26 AM PST

Ty Lawson Arrested on Suspicion of DUI

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Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was arrested early Friday morning on suspicion of DUI. 

According to the police report, a Denver PD officer spotted Lawson going 61 MPH in a 35 MPH zone, so he pulled him over. The officer says Lawson admitted to having consumed alcohol prior to driving. 

The officer says Lawson had slurred speech, his breath smelled like alcohol, he was off balance and his eyes were bloodshot. When Lawson couldn't pass the field sobriety test ... that's when the officer arrested him. 

Lawson was charged with DUI, speeding and careless driving.

He was taken into custody and has since been released. 

Denver Nuggets GM and Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations Tim Connelly said in a statement, "We have been made aware of an incident involving Ty Lawson early this morning. Per team policy and out of respect for the legal process, we will have no further comment at this time." Watch TMZ Sports on FS1 Get the new TMZ Sports app!


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