Auburn Hills — Pistons guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope was arrested early Wednesday morning for suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol.
According to the Auburn Hills Police Department, Caldwell-Pope, 24, was pulled over at 2:50 a.m. on Auburn Road near Squirrel Road in Auburn Hills. He reportedly was driving 45 mph in a 25-mph zone and after Caldwell-Pope was pulled over, the arresting officer — who is certified in advanced roadside impairment driver enforcement — smelled alcohol when he walked up to the car and had Caldwell-Pope perform a standard field sobriety test.
Based on those tests, the officer determined there were indications of impairment and Caldwell-Pope was arrested for operating while intoxicated, according to a police news release. Caldwell-Pope was driven to the Auburn Hills Police Department and given a Breathalyzer test, which revealed a blood-alcohol level of 0.08, police Lt. Casimir Miarka said.
The legal limit for blood-alcohol concentration in Michigan for driving is 0.08 percent.
“The organization is aware of the situation,” a Pistons representative texted to The News late Thursday night. “We have no further comment.”
Caldwell-Pope “was very cooperative,” Miarka told The News. “He was professional and cooperated with the officer, so there was no issue there.”
Caldwell-Pope was issued a citation and kept for the minimum time required then released, Miarka said. He is due to appear in District Court 52-3 in Rochester Hills before a judge, who will determine a fine, Miarka said.
The incident occurred a couple hours after the Pistons lost to the Miami Heat, 97-96, on Tuesday night at The Palace. Caldwell-Pope also played in Thursday night’s victory over the Brooklyn Nets at The Palace and finished with 12 points.
The Pistons play Friday night in Milwaukee.