October 4, 2013 |
Jason Kidd will have to wait a little beyond the start of the regular season to experience his first real games as an NBA head coach. The Brooklyn Nets have suspended their former player and new coach for the first two games of the season after he pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor drunk-driving charge in July, the league announced Friday. According to Nets General Manager Billy King, the suspension “is consistent with what the league has done in the past and we look forward to Jason leading our team versus Orlando and the rest of the year.” Kidd played for the then-New Jersey Nets for six-plus of his 19 NBA seasons, leading them to the NBA Finals in 2002 and 2003.
August 13, 2012 |
Police have reportedly confiscated convenience-store surveillance footage of singer Randy Travis, who allegedly walked naked into a Tiger Mart in north Texas on Tuesday night, demanded cigarettes and then left in frustration shortly before he was arrested on the side of the road on suspicion of DWI. After presenting a search warrant Friday, law enforcement took the entire video system, the store manager told TMZ , because nobody could figure...
August 10, 2012 |
Rick Springfield has wrapped up his DUI case by pleading no contest to reckless driving, thereby avoiding time behind bars related to a 2011 arrest in Malibu. The "Jessie's Girl" singer, who was pulled over May 1 of last year for speeding on Pacfic Coast Highway, will serve three years' probation and attend a three-month alcohol-education program, the district attorney's office said. Springfield, who did not attend Thursday's hearing, was allegedly driving with a blood alcohol content of .10%, which exceeds the legal limit of .08%.
August 9, 2012 |
The 911 caller didn't know he was describing Randy Travis. “I just found a guy lying in the road,” he told a dispatcher just after 11 p.m. Tuesday, adding that the country singer was crumpled on a highway 60 miles north of Dallas. “I'm kinda spooked out," the caller said. When authorities arrived, the scene grew stranger: 53-year-old Travis was naked, bruised, reeking of alcohol. He'd apparently run his Pontiac Trans Am off the road and into construction barricades, scattering the cones.
July 15, 2012 |
Jason Kidd's arrival in New York appears to be getting off to a rough start. The veteran point guard, who signed with the New York Knicks last week, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after police said he crashed his SUV into a telephone pole in the Hamptons early Sunday. The 39-year-old was released from a hospital after being treated for minor injuries before being arraigned on intoxicated driving charges, according to Southampton Town police. He later was released without bail.
June 21, 2011 |
"Jackass" star Ryan Dunn's death in a fiery crash when his Porsche ran into a forested area at high speed raised questions as to whether alcohol was involved. Though the toxicology results may not be released for weeks, Dunn apparently tweeted a photo of himself having a beer with friends shortly before he and passenger Zachary Hartwell died. Film critic Roger Ebert soon tweeted, "Friends don't let jackasses drink and drive," which drew nasty responses from fans and friends. It's a sad story, and one that is all too common.