Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested on Aug. 10 for suspicion of DUI after being pulled over for a lane violation according to a release from the team. At this time, the Cavs say they have discussed the matter with Shumpert and will monitor what is a still on-going case. At this time, no court date has been set for Shumpert.
Here’s a copy of the Cavs’ statement from ESPN’s Marc Spears.
Cavs statement on Iman Shumpert being arrested on suspicion of DUI. pic.twitter.com/iN2gfdkctg— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) September 9, 2016
Shumpert’s arrest occurred occurred outside of Atlanta in Fayette County, Georgia. No specifics of the case have yet been released.
Typically, an arrest for DUI results in a suspension by the NBA. For example, then-Rockets guard Ty Lawson was suspended for three games by the league in January for his DUI arrest. Shumpert’s possible suspension would likely not be decided until after he has appeared in court.
Last season, his second with the Cavaliers, Shumpert averaged 5.8 points and 1.7 assists in 54 games, five of which were starts.
Update - 9/9/2016, 11:50 a.m.
According to TMZ, Shumpert ‘reeked’ of weed when he was pulled over and his eyes were bloodshot. Shumpert said he was going to pick up his Dad at the airport and admitted to police that he had smoked weed that night, but declined to take a blood test. Cops also searched his car and found a mason jar with less than an ounce of marijuana in it. Shumpert was ultimately arrested for both suspicion of DUI and possession of marijuana, less than an ounce.
In Georgia, possessing less an than ounce of marijuana is misdemeanor. It carries up to a year in prison and a $1,000 fine.