Cavs guard Iman Shumpert arrested for DUI, marijuana possession
Fitzgerald Cecilio – 4E Sports Reporter
Cleveland, OH, United States (4E Sports) – Cleveland Cavaliers guard Iman Shumpert was arrested for driving under the influence and possession of marijuana outside of Atlanta last month, according to celebrity website TMZ.
According to police report, Shumpert just came from his “homegirl’s house” and was going to pick up his father from the airport when he was pulled over on evening of August 10 for a lane change violation and because his taillights weren’t on in his rented Audi A3 .
During the stop, the officer claimed Shumpert reeked of weed and his eyes were bloodshot. The cop administered a field sobriety test and determined Shumpert was high.
Shumpert also admitted he smoked weed before leaving his friend’s house and was on his way to the airport to pick up his father.
Shumpert was handcuffed and arrested for DUI marijuana and possession of less than an ounce of marijuana. He was also cited for failure to maintain his lane.
In a statement, the Cavaliers said they have discussed the situation with Iman and “will monitor the progression of the pending case.”
“A court date has not been set at this point, and neither Iman or the team will have any additional comments while the matter progresses through the legal process,” the team said.
Last season, the 26-year-old Shumpert was a key contributor in the Cavs’ championship run. He averaged 5.8 points in 56 regular-season games and 3.3 points and 2.2 rebounds in 21 playoff games.