Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for suspicion of DUI

 
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:52 pm    Post subject: Pistons' Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for suspicion of DUI

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/03/30/kentavious-caldwell-pope-dui-detroit-pistons/

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Report: Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope arrested for suspicion of DUI

Detroit Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been arrested for an alleged DUI in Auburn Hills, MI. That’s according to a report from Click On Detroit, who spoke to police. Caldwell-Pope reportedly had a blood alcohol level of .08.

The fourth-year guard was arrested in the Detroit suburb at 2:50 in the morning, according to the report.

Via Click On Detroit:

Police said Caldwell-Pope was pulled over around 2:50 a.m. Wednesday on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road after being clocked driving 45 mph in a 25 mph zone.

The advanced roadside impairment officer said when he walked up to the car, he smelled alcohol. He put Caldwell-Pope through sobriety tests and placed him under arrest, police said.

Caldwell-Pope was “very cooperative” with the officer, authorities said. He was issued a ticket for DUI after a Breathalyzer test at the police station registered his blood-alcohol content at 0.08.

The Pistons had just beat the Brooklyn Nets, 90-89.

Caldwell-Pope will likely face a suspension from the team as well as punishment for the league if found guilty.
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:56 pm    Post subject:

i thought you are legally drunk with .08
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 5:07 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/06/15/pistons-caldwell-pope-gets-probation-in-march-traffic-stop/

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Pistons’ Caldwell-Pope gets probation in March traffic stop


ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been sentenced to a year of probation in a March traffic stop in suburban Detroit.

The Detroit Free Press reports Caldwell-Pope learned his punishment Wednesday in a Rochester Hills courtroom after pleading guilty to allowing a person to drive under the influence. A charge of operating while intoxicated was dismissed.

Caldwell-Pope was arrested on suspicion of drunken driving after police say he was spotted going about 45 mph (72 kilometers per hour) in a 25 mph (40 kph) zone about 2:50 a.m. March 29 in Auburn Hills. He was arrested after a field sobriety test. A further test showed he had a blood alcohol level of 0.08 percent.

Caldwell-Pope continued to play for the team last season and is a restricted free agent.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:14 pm    Post subject:

These children with these DUIs as if Lyft and Uber don't exist...
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 23, 2017 4:58 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/06/23/pistons-kentavious-caldwell-pope-suspended-two-games-for-dui/

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Pistons’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope suspended two games for DUI


This is the standard penalty for coaches and players hit with a DUI. I don’t think the penalty is stiff enough in general for a serious issue, but this is the precedent that has been set.

Detroit Pistons’ guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has been suspended two games by the NBA for “pleading guilty to operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated, in violation of the law of the State of Michigan,” the NBA announced. He will miss the first two games of next season.

This will not stop Caldwell-Pope from getting PAID this summer.

A quality wing defender who hit 35 percent from three last season, he plays a position of need for a lot of teams and he is a restricted free agent. Other teams with cap space — Brooklyn and Sacramento come to mind — could step in and give him a max or near max offer. Then Stan Van Gundy needs to decide if he is going to match. He may not have much of a choice, if he wants to keep Andre Drummond and build an inside-out team around him, he needs Caldwell-Pope, and the Pistons don’t have the cap space to replace him.

One way or another, Caldwell-Pope is in line for a massive pay raise. This suspension will not slow teams, it just takes a little money out of his pocket.
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PostPosted: Sat Jun 24, 2017 6:23 pm    Post subject:

That's a dope name. Sounds like it belongs in Gladiator. Maximus, Commodus, Marcus Aurelius... Kentavious!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 25, 2017 4:33 pm    Post subject:

TDRock wrote:
These children with these DUIs as if Lyft and Uber don't exist...

Pretty sure he could afford to rent a driver for the night
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 16, 2017 5:39 pm    Post subject:

http://nba.nbcsports.com/2017/12/16/lakers-kentavious-caldwell-pope-will-not-travel-with-team-for-25-days-due-to-legal-issue/

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Lakers’ Kentavious Caldwell-Pope will not travel with team for 25 days due to legal issue

The Lakers’Kentavious Caldwell-Pope missed his new team’s first two games this season due to a suspension for a DUI case in Michigan.

But that was not all. Caldwell-Pope’s came with probation, and to get out of it early the Lakers’ forward has to go through an intensive rehab program — one that does not allow him to leave California with the team for 25 days. He did not play against the Cavaliers and that is just the first of multiple games he will miss, a story broken by Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.

Caldwell-Pope was originally cited for operating a vehicle while intoxicated but pleaded guilty in May to the lesser charge of allowing someone to operate his vehicle while under the influence, which carried a 12-month probation.

On Thursday, Caldwell-Pope had to return to California to begin an intensive program over the next 25 days that will result in some travel restrictions and could cause him to miss additional games but will end his probation early.

The Lakers are in a home heavy part of their schedule, and by my calculations KCP would only miss one or two games (for sure against Houston Dec. 20, then maybe against Golden State Dec. 22, but that is in California). The Lakers next road game after that is Dec. 31 in Houston again.

Caldwell-Pope signed a one-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers last offseason, and he has gone on to become one of the few reliable three-point shooters on the team, hitting 36.1 percent from beyond the arc, taking 6.1 shots from there a game. He’s been solid on defense and a player the Lakers’ need, although his overall efficiency is closer to average.

If the Lakers are successful with their big game hunting during free agency next summer, Caldwell-Pope will not return to the team. In a tight free agent market, he may once again not see offers near what he sees himself worth next summer. That said, his play in Los Angeles has been good. And now he will not have this legal issue hanging over his head during free agency.
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