Iman Shumpert Arrested On Suspicion Of DUI Following A Traffic Stop

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On 10th of August, Cleveland Cavaliers guard, Iman Shumpert, was taken into custody on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol following a traffic stop in Fayette County.

Fayette County Sheriff’s Office’s arrest report showed that he was stopped by a cop who saw his motor vehicle swerving between lanes on his way to pick up his father from the airport. The cop approached his motor vehicle to ask for his license, but he smelled marijuana on his breath and Shumpert accepted that he was smoking that drug.

The cop issued him a field sobriety test which he failed, so he was taken into custody.

It was revealed by a report that he refused to provide a sample for blood testing and said that he was afraid of being recognized and causing a scene.

He was charged for:

  • U.I Less Safe Drugs
  • Possession of Marijuana Less than 1 Ounce
  • Failure to Maintain Lane

A court date has not been scheduled yet.

Shumpert has to miss the beginning of the season if he’s found guilty as it is the rule of the league. It hands out two- or three-game suspensions if any individual is taken into custody for driving under the influence of alcohol. Shumpert has signed a contract with the Cavaliers for the next 3 years.

In a similar case, Then-Houston Rockets point guard, Ty Lawson, got separate two- or three-game suspensions in 2015 for 2 different driving under the influence charges. Similarly, Phoenix’s P.J. Tucker was not allowed to play in the first 3 games of the 2014-15 season as he was charged with super extreme DUI.

Shumpert is a good player as in the last season he averaged 6 points, 4 rebounds and 3 assists in 24 minutes per game.

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